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NewHoRRIzon

NewHoRRIzon: Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation

Aiming at further integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the research and innovation systems on national and international levels

The Project NewHoRRIzon sets out to promote the acceptance of RRI in Horizon 2020 and beyond. It works out the conceptual and operational basis to fully integrate RRI into European and national research and innovation practice and funding. NewHoRRIzon established altogether 18 Social Labs that cover all sections of H2020. Together with a wide-ranging group of R&I stakeholders, in these Social Labs, NewHoRRIzon co-creates tailor-made pilot actions that stimulate an increased use and acceptance of RRI across H2020 and each of its parts. These pilot actions address a variety of R&I actors, such as academia, business, non-university research institutes, RFOs, CSOs, and the general and specific public(s) as they arise from technological controversies. Ultimately, the pilot actions to be developed and tested in the Social Labs contribute to R&I projects that fully recognize the significance of RRI. NewHoRRIzon stimulates learning about how to accomplish RRI in H2020 and beyond in its Social Labs, in two cross-sectional workshops and two transdisciplinary conferences. It conceptualizes and operationalizes a Society Readiness Level (SRL) for R&I that focuses on the alignment between the processes and products of R&I on the one hand, and broader societal demands and expectations on the other. Finally, NewHoRRIzon uses a variety of target-group specific strategies to disseminate best practices to promote acceptance of RRI across H2020 and generate long-term impact. For that it uses existing spaces and networks as well as create new ones.

NewHoRRIzon understands RRI as a package and cross-cutting issue. It diagnoses the issue of RRI in each part of H2020 and works towards a clear and applicable definition. NewHoRRIzon diagnoses the state of RRI at the European and national level and takes into account its global dimension. NewHoRRIzon designs, tests, assesses, re-adapts, and implements pilot actions – including training – to encourage the integration of RRI into R&I in specific scientific and societal fields. From that it develops storylines and narratives of successes, but also of barriers of RRI and how to overcome these. These narratives are widely distributed. The notion of co-creation also includes wider public engagement, which is realized in the development of pilot actions to promote RRI. Finally, NewHoRRIzon considers the global dimension of RRI by integrating non-European R&I stakeholders into the diagnosis of the state of RRI, the development of pilot actions as well as the dissemination of the project results.

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Tags: responsible research, RRI

Type: Research

Program: H2020

Submission Date: 08/2016

Project Status: Finished

Project Duration: 48 months

Start/End: 05/2017 - 04/2021

Website: https://newhorrizon.eu