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Participatory Real Life Experiments in Research and Innovation Funding Organisations on Ethics

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 872441

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.f.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 987 933,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 987 933,75

Coordinated by:

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH

Austria

Objective

The implementation of participatory practices for the development of innovations has gained prominence over the last years. Through introducing open R&I configurations innovators can gather additional knowledge about the needs and desires of citizens, public and semi-public caretakers, NGOs, social entrepreneurs etc. and thus be able to answer those through innovative products and processes. However, the ways how this is done, how it is based on legal and regulatory frameworks and to what extent ethical issues are taken into account differ massively between various countries and contexts. Furthermore, concrete concerns regarding the protection of participating non-traditional stakeholders (e.g. citizens) and their potential exploitation emerge with these new modes of innovation.
Therefore, PRO-Ethics elaborates an ethics framework with principles, guidelines, assessment criteria, good practice and proposals on regulatory environments how citizens’ engagement can be properly put in place without disregarding ethical principles of fairness, transparency, gender, privacy and sustainability. This will be done through iterative discourse and learning loops together with eight participating research funding organisations (RFOs), five expert partners and two international organisations. Furthermore, the framework will be applied, tested and validated in real life through 11 practical cases and experimental pilots implemented by the RFOs in three different action fields (i.e. project funding; strategy development and evaluation). PRO-Ethics will have an European-wide outreach, nevertheless, it will incorporate and compare local conditions and other specific and cultural characteristics of the partnering RFOs from Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Spain and Brussels implementing the PRO-Ethics cases and pilots.
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Coordinator

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH

Address

Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien

Austria

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 615 000

Participants (14)

FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 179 012,50

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 235 325

FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES

France

EU Contribution

€ 107 625

NESTA

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 172 000

ASSOCIATION D'EUREKA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 149 218,75

EUREC OFFICE GUG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 110 000

INNOVIRIS

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 156 403,75

NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 331 187,50

CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 159 450

TECHNOLOGICKA AGENTURA CESKE REPUBLIKY

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 109 262,50

OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 218 031,25

VDI/VDE INNOVATION + TECHNIK GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 246 980

Unitatea Executiva pentru Finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 135 187,50

Lietuvos mokslo taryba

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 63 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 872441

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2020

  • End date

    31 December 2023

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.f.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 987 933,75

  • EU contribution

    € 2 987 933,75

Coordinated by:

ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH

Austria