Technology and Knowledge


Roadmaps to Societal Mobilisation for the Advancement of Responsible Industrial Technologies

A project to support the RRI-based development of technologies and services in selected industries

The aim of SMART-map was to connect a wide range of industrial players with actors from research and civil society organisations and establish innovative formats of collaboration to jointly discuss, define and implement concrete roadmaps (SMART Maps) for the responsible development of technologies and services in three key time-changing fields. Based on the Societal Challenges of Horizon2020, SMART-map addressed the areas of precision medicine, 3D printing in the biomedical field, and synthetic biology. In each of these areas two regions of Europe were paired, on the north/south and east/west axes, and the unique partnership enabled a comparative assessment of these innovation fields. On each theme, SMART-map delivered an implementation plan, to be demonstrated, tested and assessed.

SMART-map built the results of the FP7 ResAGorA project, adapted and integrated with other RRI and social responsibility frameworks (i.e. CSR). The project reached its ambitious goals by developing a new format for open and collaborative dialogues between industry and societal actors (Industrial Dialogues) which allowed the co-design of concrete roadmaps. We organised two Dialogues per theme in each of the two regions identified, and piloted the roadmap in one industry per theme. The project has gathered a vast network of industrial players and stakeholders interested in participating, in giving inputs to the roadmaps implementation and in discussing the outcomes. A uniquely designed Advisory
Board, composed of RRI experts (SMART-map RRI Angels) and society representatives (Societal Watchdog), ensured the dimensions of RRI to be included in all activities, as well as the increase of social value and acceptability of innovation produced with this approach. SMART-map delivered practical evidence of the benefits for industry in using the SMART Maps, and highlighted opportunities for new business models embedding social responsibility.



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Tags: health, industry, innovation, responsible research, RRI

Type: Research

Program: H2020

Project Status: Finished

Submission Date: 09/2015

Start/End: 05/2016 - 10/2018

Project Duration: 30 months