Research Policy & Development


Responsible research and Innovation Policy Experimentations for Energy Transition

Supporting Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) policy experimentations for the energy transition in three European territories

The RIPEET project supports Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) policy experimentations for energy transition in three European territories - in Extremadura (ES), Highlands and Islands of Scotland (UK) and Ostrobothnia (FI). The methodology builds on RRI, transformative innovation, transition management and a Multi-Level-Perspective.

RIPEET brings together quintuple helix actors of the territorial socio-technical energy regime in Transition Labs in order to envisage and implement a place-based energy transition process. Building on this evolutionary model of socio-technical transitions, RIPEET uses existing landscape and regime-level pressures to facilitate the development of territorial socio-technical futures based on RRI actions.

The governance and agency in this transformative process is organised within the Transition Labs. These Labs will bring together stakeholders to co-create common visions based on the potentials and priorities of territorial eco-systems (mapping and visioning), generate transition pathways and innovation needs, launching a call for immediate bottom-up solutions to these (pathways and piloting) and anchor the process on the organisational as well as the policy level (sustainability and exploitation). The framework conditions, processes, and outcomes of these experiments are mapped, monitored, and evaluated.

This constitutes an evidence-base for the revision of sectoral policies, strategies and research and innovation (R&I) instruments as well as for establishing a European RIPEET community. Thereby, RIPEET supports territories in establishing experimental spaces to address the territorial dimensions of the European Green Deal. The consortium consists of 11 renowned and EU-FP-experienced universities, research organisations, SMEs, CSOs, business and innovation centres and regional authorities from seven European countries, with the competences and territorial anchoring necessary to implement the approach.


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Type: Research

Program: H2020

Submission Date: 04/2020

Project Status: Finished

Start/End: 02/2021 - 01/2024

Project Duration: 36 months


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