Periodic Reporting for period 1 - DigiTeRRI (RESPONSIBLE RESEARCH AND INNOVATION APPROACH FOR TRANSITIONING THE TRADITIONAL INDUSTRY REGIONS INTO DIGITALISED INDUSTRY TERRITORIES.)
Reporting period: 2020-01-01 to 2021-03-31
The starting point for all transformative processes is to build a common vision, a shared picture of the joint future of the territory, which is able to release the immense innovative potentials of all those concerned. Considering the quadruple helix for stakeholder involvement ensures that different viewpoints and considerations are brought into the discussion, namely from industry & business, university & research, government & public administration, as well as civil society, and that new interfaces are created. These bridges were taken up in the DigiTeRRI territories, and more intense RRI round tables were organised. This ensured communication in smaller groups, establishing a shared sense of co-creation while strengthening trust across these interfaces. Furthermore, through exchange within the DigiTeRRI project the territories profited from their differences in geography, size, type of industry, relationship with stakeholders, and in how they deal with the topic of RRI and the initiatives in place.
(b) Across the territories, a total of 36 digital practices were identified and analysed in the areas of education, innovation and technology development, provision of infrastructure, territorial development as well as work and employment.
(c) A framework for RRI implementation in the R&I ecosystems of the three territories was described. The framework creates a shared understanding among territories and partners in the project about roadmapping methodology, regional transition processes, and the relationship between RRI and digitalization.
(d) Building on the status of the three territorial R&I ecosystems, a vision statement was created for each territory integrating RRI aspects. This built the basis for the next steps in the roadmapping process and first actions and goals for digitalisation in the territories.
(e) A project website was developed (http://www.DigiTeRRI.eu) including a specific site for each territory in the local language. Social media channels have been developed for Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
(f) Interactions between DigiTeRRI and other SwafS-14 funded projects (RRI2SCALE, TeRRItoria and SeeRRI) took place during the first period, resulting in a joint campaign for maximising and multiplying communication efforts.
(g) The first conference contributions were prepared (e.g. STS 2021 Graz Austria). The publications, however, will be dealt with in the next period.
Direct impact refers to the transitioning from traditional industry to self-sustaining and resilient digitalised industrial ecosystems by the application of RRI principles such as openness, co-creation, democratic accountability, and responsiveness. The development of the roadmap in the three project territories impacts their own short-term strategies as a result of the use of co-creation workshops involving quadruple-helix stakeholders: government, academic, business, and citizens. Medium-term impact will be perceived from the DigiTeRRI roadmaps of the three territories. The implementation actions will open up and transform the R&I ecosystems. In the longer term, we expect that the competitiveness of European industry will benefit as these sustainable ecosystems become widespread through a set of best practices and implementation guidelines, as well as through a conference on change and improvement of territories that will target any European territory.