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Piloting RRI in Industry: a roadmap for tranSforMAtive technologies

Objective

There is now only limited experience with RRI in industry and there is also limited evidence of the added value of opening up the innovation process in industry for social engagement and gender considerations. We will overcome these current limitations by carrying out eight RRI pilot projects in a real-world industry context. To establish the added value of the RRI approach and the gender dimension in and for industry, we will assess the pilot projects on a number of product and process RRI dimensions and compare the score of the pilots on the relevant RRI dimensions with the score of similar projects in the same companies in which the RRI approach has not been followed. We focus on implementing RRI for some of the major technological challenges in the EU including nanotechnology, synthetic biology, Internet of Things and self-driving or automated cars. These are all transformative technologies that have the potential to transform existing modes of production and to change the relation of the company with users, suppliers or other stakeholders. The pilots aim at integrating RRI in the CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) policies of the participating companies. Some pilots will take place in private companies and some in public-private partnerships (PPPs). The project will be supported by extensive stakeholder consultations and dialogues. These will feed into the set-up and the carrying out of the pilots. The project will result in a RRI-CSR roadmap for transformative technologies. The roadmap will be widely disseminated through the partner’s extensive industry network, and through industry branch and CSR organizations. An important means of dissemination will also be the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on RRI in industry. The dissemination is expected to lead to a better uptake of RRI approaches by industry. This will also contribute to the competiveness of the European industry.

Call for proposal

H2020-GARRI-2015-1
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Netherlands

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 626 907,91

Participants (4)

RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 187 053,75
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven

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Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 339 000
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER LA RICERCA INDUSTRIALE - AIRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 235 750
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 319 383,34
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments