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LEVERAGING LEADERSHIP FOR RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN TERRITORIES

Project description

Providing an insightful perspective on RRI in territories

The responsible research and innovation (RRI) approach anticipates and evaluates the potential effects and societal expectations regarding research and innovation. Contributing to this field, the EU-funded RRI-LEADERS aims to investigate the application and sustainability of RRI within territorial innovation systems. To do this, the project's consortium will focus on four territories in Europe, each different in terms of their cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, the scope of territorial oversight, and the institutional and decision-making infrastructures among others. It will carry out an in-depth assessment of the RRI relevance to territorial governance and have these territories showcase the potential of RRI on a subnational level.

Objective

RRI-LEADERS adopts a meso-level approach, and will explore the application and sustainability of the RRI paradigm within territorial innovation systems. In RRI-LEADERS a “territory” is understood as a confluence between three interconnected primary aspects: geographical location, socio-economic and cultural bonds, and administrative authority. The project will involve four distinct territories from different parts of Europe, representing different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, different scope of territorial oversight, different institutional and decision-making infrastructures, different R&I landscapes, and different dynamics among territorial actors. As such, the four territories will represent a diverse range of opportunities and implications for RRI, which will enable the RRI-LEADERS consortium to carry out a thorough assessment of the RRI relevance to territorial governance and have the involved territories act as demonstrators for the potential of RRI on subnational level. The partners will engage in a multi-stage co-creation process (referred to as RRI-AIRR) that will mobilise territorial quadruple helix stakeholders towards the elaboration of future-oriented strategy and action plans - territorial outlooks for each of the participating territories. Territorial partners will have the leading role in this process, and will additionally work to ensure the broadest societal and governance-level endorsement. The Consortium will further use the accumulated knowledge to chart a detailed outlook for the future potential of RRI as a guiding framework in territorial governance of R&I, and will aim to provide an evolutionary perspective on RRI for the upcoming Horizon Europe programme.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SwafS-2020-1

Coordinator

APPLIED RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATIONS FUND
Net EU contribution
€ 384 666,25
Address
ALEXANDER ZHENDOV STREET 5
1113 Sofia
Bulgaria

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
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Total cost
€ 384 666,25

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