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Grounding RRI practices in research performing organisations

Project description

Setting a sustainable course for responsible research and innovation

The marine and maritime (M&M) sector has a high priority for the EU. Growth in Europe’s maritime economy (also known as the 'blue economy') has the potential to meet pressing needs for energy, food and economic growth. However, research in this sector is one of the most exposed to the loose connection between scientific research, societal actors and the environment, affecting its performance and competitiveness. The EU-funded GRRIP project will embed sustainable responsible research and innovation (RRI) practices in four research-performing organisations (RPO) and one dual-function RPO and research-funding organisation in the M&M sector through action plans (AP) for institutional and cultural change. GRRIP will co-develop, implement and evaluate self-tailored RRI APs to enable sustainable institutional and cultural change.

Objective

GRRIP will embed sustainable RRI practices in 4 research performing organisations (RPO) and 1 dual function RPO and research funding organisation (RPO/RFO) (total 5 RPO&RFO) in the Marine and Maritime (M&M) sectors through Action Plans (AP) for institutional and cultural change. This will be accompanied by establishing a platform for engagement with the Quadruple Helix (QH) for each RPO&RFO, and a platform for mutual learning between the 5 RPO&RFOs and QHs. M&M is a high priority for the EU. However, the M&M is seriously exposed to the non RRI alignment between Research and Innovation (R&I), societal actors and the environment, affecting its performance and competitiveness. Objective 1: Co-develop, implement and evaluate self-tailored RRI APs to enable sustainable institutional and cultural change for the 5 M&M RPO&RFOs to embed RRI in their governance frameworks, structures and cultures. The APs will be based on a detailed audit of the RPO&RFO current RRI maturity level and the barriers identified. RRI dimensions will be incorporated into R&I. Objective 2: Establish structures to facilitate, promote and maximise real sustainable engagement with, and input from, the QH (industry, societal actors, policy and other RPO&RFOs). Objective 3: Establish indicators and methodology for impartial Monitoring, Reflection and Evaluation cycles, to ensure provision of evidence of societal, democratic, economic and scientific impacts of institutional changes. Objective 4: Develop a sustainable Mutual Learning process across the M&M RPO&RFOs both during the institutional and cultural change project and thereafter. Objective 5: Legacy: To enable more M&M RPO&RFOs to ground RRI practices through institutional and cultural changes by a) creating a practical user-friendly RRI AP framework template & guidelines, and b) launching a M&M RRI community. Objective 6: Examine how an RFO can positively influence and encourage an RPO towards RRI via its funding policy and interaction.

Call for proposal

H2020-SwafS-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SwafS-2018-1

Coordinator

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Net EU contribution
€ 102 187,50
Address
CARRETERA DE TALIARTE
35200 Telde
Spain

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Region
Canarias Canarias Gran Canaria
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 102 187,50

Participants (12)