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Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs

Objective

The challenge of the COMPASS project is to collect and deploy evidence on how RRI can be meaningfully integrated into extant innovation systems in European industry. COMPASS will pursue three overarching objectives: Providing evidence for better uptake of RRI in industrial R&D&I, fostering collaboration in three key innovation fields (healthcare, nanotechnology, ICT) and promoting responsible and sustainable R&D&I governance of highly innovative businesses.
To achieve these objectives, COMPASS will build upon previous research and best practice cases on RRI, CSR and sustainable business models. It will involve industry, research and civil society in co-creation processes from very early on in order to ensure usefulness, feasibility and ownership of results among the target communities. The ultimate aim of the project will be to develop, pilot test and finalise an interactive online platform, the Responsible Innovation Compass. The platform will deploy RRI visions and roadmaps for the three innovation fields, a Responsible Innovation Self-Check Tool for SMEs as well as audio-visual training materials and tutorials, short thematic guides, additional resources and promotional materials. It will provide guidance and orientation tailored to the needs of innovative enterprises, particularly SMEs.
COMPASS aims to substantially increase the evidence base for benefits of the inclusion of RRI into industrial R&D&I, through integrating findings of previous projects, systematically collating the extensive stock of knowledge dispersed across communities of practice, analysing empirical evidence on critical responsibility issues, success factors, and barriers for adoption of RRI in industry and pilot testing the added-value of all content of the project’s Responsible Innovation Compass. COMPASS will further explore improved business governance by facilitating co-creation of visions and roadmaps for RRI by stakeholders from industry, research and civil society.

Call for proposal

H2020-GARRI-2015-1
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Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Welthandelsplatz 1
1020 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 451 437,50

Participants (6)

DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 246 875
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UCLAN CYPRUS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 156 843,75
Address
University Avenue 12-14 Pyla
7080 Larnaka
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION BANCARIA CAIXA D'ESTALVIS I PENSIONS DE BARCELONA LA CAIXA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 195 687,50
Address
Plaza Weyler 3
07001 Palma
Activity type
Other
EUROPEAN BUSINESS AND INNOVATION CENTRE NETWORK AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 275 342,50
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168/25
1150 Brussel
Activity type
Other
STICHTING B LAB EUROPE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 55 275
Address
Keizersgracht 452
1016 GD Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
STRATEGIC DESIGN SCENARIOS SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 118 484,38
Address
Rue Des Nigelles 1
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)