MARIE - MAinstreaming Responsible Innovation in European S3

Uploaded by RRI Tools on 24 May 2017



From 01/01/2017 to 31/12/2021

EU regions are starting to address Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), but they face common challenges of perceived complexity of the concept and means of application, lack of appropriate approaches for public authorities and lack of awareness over its huge potential impacts.

In MARIE, partners from 8 regions face these challenges together in the context of their smart specialisation priority sectors. Their objective is to improve regional public policy that supports delivery of RRI to enterprises’ product, process and service design, production and distribution. Changes are expected in projects funded by policy instruments and in policy management structures and strategic focus, including integration of RRI criteria and RRI as a horizontal concept.

MARIE achieves this through exchanging experiences on 3 types of support action contained in the RRI framework: Quadruple Helix; Open Innovation; Information & Tools for RRI application.

Using interregional activities, communication and stakeholder engagement, partners develop Action Plans that result in: improved policy instruments; more and better targeted funding for RRI delivery; increased capacity among innovation actors; consolidated partnerships of quadruple helix innovation chain stakeholders.

All innovation chain players benefit. MARIE works towards a medium-term impact of increased awareness and capacity on RRI delivery and a long-term impact of increased responsibility in innovation, with correlated benefits in growth and competitiveness.

  • CISE - Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Forlì-Cesena, Italy
  • DEV’UP Centre-Val de Loire, France
  • Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding, Romania 
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Employment, Transport and Technology Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Galician Innovation Agency, Spain
  • Athens University of Economics and Business - Research Center (AUEB-RC), Greece
  • Region of Attica, Greece
  • Southern Regional Assembly, Ireland
  • Council of Tampere Region, Finland
  • University of Tampere, Finland

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