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Territorial Responsible Research and Innovation Through the involvement of local R&I Actors


Map of the Territorial Milieux

For each of the five territories involved in the project, an in-depth mapping of the main societal actors present on the territories where the experiments will be developed (territorial mileu) will be carried out. The mapping exercise will be led by the research partners, with the support of the related territorial organisations and will use the tools developed in T2.1. The territorial milieux will be mapped through a scoping review of literature, policy reports and online contents, and through direct consultation of territorial stakeholders. In particular the following aspects will be considered in the mapping of territorial milieu. a) The main actors present on the territories where the experiment will take place. A wide set of actors will be considered including those actors connected with RRI keys (such as women, schools and young people, etc.). The actors will be mapped taking into consideration also their visions, orientations, etc. A mapping template will be developed during the kick-off meeting. The collected information will be stored in a database of actors. b) The RRI initiatives (or any of its 6 keys) already present in the territories selected for the experiments (in some cases the whole region). A mapping template will be developed during the kick-off meeting. The collected information will be stored in a database of RRI practices. c) The “territorial factors” cover social, economic, demographic and cultural risks and emerging opportunities which will be identified and analysed for each of the involved territories. Tool: territorial factors observation grid. d) the main “territorial policies” developed by actors at different level of governance (municipality, regions, national and EU) related with the experiment to be carried out. Tool: territorial policies observation grid. All the maps developed in the 5 territories will be collected in a single document by K&I (D2.2). This task will be articulated into the following subtasks: 2.3.1. Map of Territorial Milieu in Central Macedonia (SEERC; M4 – M8) 2.3.2. Map of Territorial Milieu in Emilia Romagna (K&I; M4 – M8) 2.3.3. Map of Territorial Milieu in Trøndelag (NTNU; M4 – M8) 2.3.4. Map of Territorial Milieu in North-East Romania (ESF; M4 – M8) 2.3.5. Map of Territorial Milieu in Gabrovo (ARC Fund; M4 – M8) 2.3.6. Collection in a comprehensive document of the above mentioned maps (K&I; M8 – M9)

Inventory of RRI governance innovation practices

In this deliverable the knowledge already produced by SwafS - RRI projects will be capitalised in order to identify RRI governance innovation useful in order to develop the transformative experiments. To this end an analysis will be conducted of the final and intermediate results of projects like: FIT4RRI, RRI Tools, RRI practices, STARBIOS2, PROGRESS, RESAGORA, RESPONSIBLE INDUSTRY, FOTRRIS, NUCLEUS, etc. In the task other projects already connecting RRI and S3such as MARIE and THINKING SMART will be analysed.

Map of the state of the art of R&I ecosystem in 5 territorial areas

On the basis of the tools developed in the previous tasks from WP2, for each region the following aspects will be mapped and reported in D2.3: a) Regional R&I assets; b) Research infrastructures; c) Cluster Incubators and Innovation ecosystems; d) Regional scientific production profiles; e) Specialisation indexes; f) SWOT analyses; This task will take into account and complement the existing mapping exercises, and among them the ones produced in framework of Smart Specialisation Platform, the European Cluster Observatory, and the Regional Innovation Scoreboard. On the basis of the results, in each region a “State of the art analysis of R&I ecosystem” will be drafted and a unified report (D2.3 will be produced).

Evaluation scheme

This deliverable will contain the design of an appropriate evaluation scheme, which is capable of embracing the complexities of the implementation of the TeRRItoria activities as well as handling versatility concerning goals and objectives of these change-oriented activities. To this aim, the scheme will identify the most relevant qualitative and quantitative indicators to be applied. As part of this work, careful consideration of indicators related to the Sustainable Development Goals as well as indicators developed by MoRRI (including, but not limited to, GE1, SLSE1, SLSE4, PE1, PE2, PE5, PE7, PE8, E1, OA6, GOV2) will inform the evaluation scheme for TeRRItoria. Also on this basis a set of sustainability indicators will be developed. The evaluation scheme will be drafted by the task leader and discussed with the Consortium members for revisions and approval.

Map of approaches, policies and tools for Territorial RRI

The Map (i.e report) will identify a “menu” of approaches, policies and tools to be adopted in WP4 for the design of the transformative experiments, and for their implementation in WP5.

Working paper on Territorial RRI

An internal workshop on Territorial RRI will be organised in Bologna at M11, connected to the third steering committee meeting, for sharing within the consortium the results of the Mapping Exercise (WP2 and WP3). The main objective of the workshop would be a reflection on how to adapt RRI concepts and tools to the Territorial level (Territorial RRI) in the experiments. The workshop will be articulated in three section: the first one dedicated to sharing the results of WP1 – Mapping the R&I Ecosystems; the second one dedicated to the presentation of WP2 – Mapping of governance innovation practices; the third one to a discussion with all the partners on how RRI may help to open R&I ecosystems in the 5 territorial areas. The workshop will be carried out on the basis of the Maps developed in WP2 and WP3 and of a draft for discussion. The five RDAs which will be selected by EURADA as third parties will be invited to attend and contribute to the workshop. The results of the workshop will be summarised in a working paper on Territorial RRI (D4.1).

Set of mapping of tools

This deliverable will be devoted to the development of the mapping toolbox to be used in the subsequent task of the WP. The toolbox will encompass two sets of tools:. a) Tools for in-depth mapping of territorial milieu (for Task 2.2): database of actors, a database of RRI practices, territorial risks analysis observation grid, territorial policies observation grid. b) Tools for state of the art analysis on regional R&I system (for task 2.3). The task will take advantage of the tools already developed in the Smart Specialisation Platform, the European Clusters Observatory, the Regional Innovation Scoreboard and Online S3. The tools will be developed by ARC Fund with the help of K&I. A specific session of the Kick-off meeting will be devoted to discuss the preparation of the two sets of tools. On the basis of the outcome of the discussion, the final version of the toolbox will be delivered in M4.

Ethics and Gender-Balance Management Plan

Develop a guideline for ethics & diversity gender monitoring during the project implementation. At the kick off meeting a responsible will be named who will be in charge for addressing all this matters and to report to the SC and the GA. This will lead to the establishment of an Ethics Committee within TeRRItoria.

Inventory of bottom-up governance innovation practices

This deliverable consists of an inventory of governance innovation practices selected among the bottom-up experiences connected with the R&I societal challenges not necessarily labeled under RRI. The sources will be: academic and grey literature, the results of SEISMIC project (collecting a number of social innovations divided for field of application and country), European databases dedicated to different fields: Concerto, ManagEnergy, Energy Cities, Intelligent Energy (Energy); Civitas, Eltis (Mobility), Build-Up, Climate ADAPT (Environment), etc.

Project website

The website will be designed in accordance with the visual project identity, and all the public project materials will be accessible from the website, which will also cross-link from/to other channels used for the project. It will be maintained and updated until the end of the project and kept alive for at least 3 years after the natural contractual end of the project.

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