Technology and Knowledge

RRI tools

Responsible Research and Innovation Tools (RRI TOOLS)

A project to foster Responsible Research and Innovation for society, with society.

This project developed and used a Training and Dissemination Toolkit on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It was addressed to and designed by all stakeholders across the Research and Innovation (RI) chain of value, including Researchers, Civil Society, Industry and Education but will specially focus on Policy Makers in order to impact significantly in the future governance of RI.

The Consortium that carried out the project is a 26 multi-stakeholder group of institutions with experience in different key components of RRI. The project envisaged the creation of 19 RRI Hubs covering 30 countries of the European Research Area. The Consortium and the RRI Hubs implemented a process for developing the toolkit which aims to be collaborative and inclusive, this way fostering methods and channels of dialogue in order to increase creativity and shared ownership of the process. Ultimately, the process led to a Community of Practice in RRI which should assure the use, evolution and enrichment of the toolkit.

The RRI Toolkit is an innovative and creative set of tools comprising practical digital resources and actions aimed at raising awareness, training, disseminating and implementing RRI. The RRI Hubs were responsible for training on the use of the toolkit throughout Europe, of advocating policy makers at a national and regional level and of disseminating the concept of RRI to a wide audience.

Bridging the gap between Science and Society has been a challenge for decades. Today, there is evidence that we need to involve wider society in decisions about the form and direction of research and innovation to contribute to a smart, inclusive and sustainable growth of our societies.
RRI TOOLS tried to help transform Research and Innovation in Europe into a process targeted at the grand challenges of our time (science for society) where deliberation and reflection are coupled with action (science with society).

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Tags: European Research Area, nanotechnology, responsible research, RRI

Type: Research

Program: 7th Framework Programme

Submission Date: 06/2013

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 01/2014 - 12/2016

Project Duration: 36 months


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