Project

NewHoRRIzon - Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation

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From 01/05/2017 to 30/04/2021

NewHoRRIzon is a project that aims at further integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the research and innovation systems on national and international levels. The concept of RRI is an approach which intends to bridge gaps between science, research and innovation communities and society at large by fostering more inclusive, anticipatory, open and responsive research and innovation systems. In this frame, multiple stakeholders (from research, business, policy making, education and civil society) are involved in research and innovation on the project and system level to better align its processes and outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society. A first big step was the operationalisation of RRI into the following six key elements: ethics, gender equality, governance, public engagement, science education and open access.

Objectives

  • foster the integration of RRI into European, national and local Research and Innovation practice and funding
  • organise 19 Social Labs and co-create pilot actions and activities and develop narratives and storylines based on the experience from these pilots
  • develop and disseminate a concept of Societal Readiness of Technology (= Societal Readiness Levels)
  • raise awareness on Responsible Research and Innovation and mainstream RRI best practices and NewHoRRIzon results
  • provide results on how to better integrate RRI into the next European Framework Programme
  • create a RRI Network including the national funding agencies and develop a RRI community starting with a RRI Ambassadors programme

Social Labs

The Social Labs are at the core of the project. Their goal is to provide a socially based, experimental and systematic approach for addressing complex social challenges related to RRI. Each Social Lab is dedicated to a different section of Horizon 2020 (H2020), the current European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (see the image below). For every section of H2020 different stakeholders will gather in a Social Lab to define the social challenges at stake and develop social experiments (= pilot actions and activities) to overcome them. This process will eventually produce storylines and narratives which will be shared as widely as possible to mainstream RRI. 

Policy Briefs

  • Policy Brief #1 – RRI in H2020: Current status and steps forward
  • Policy Brief #2 – Lacking Integration of Societal Needs and Ethical Concers into European Research and Innovation Policy Severly Limits the Ability to Tackle ‘Grand Challenges’
  • Policy Brief #3 – Policy Transfer and Shared Knowledge Base Learning from Policy Implementation
    Policy Brief #4 – Stimulating Responsible Research and Innovation with the online Societal Readiness Thinking Tool

MOOC on Responsible Research and Innovation

A public course, open for everybody and free of charge. In this online course, you will learn about why it is important to act responsibly in your R&I processes and reflect on the different fields of application. You will get introduced to several tools that will help make your own work in research and/or innovation more aware by introducing concepts of RRI and related issues to your work or study settings. In addition, we will present inspiring examples and cases from the NewHoRRIzon RRI pilots, which effectively applied RRI in different sciences. Finally, you will see how you can consider R&I processes from different viewpoints by conducting exercises. The course is specifically customized for researchers and students, innovators, policymakers as well as interested people from personal development, education and innovation trainers.

The Social Readiness Thinking Tool

The SR Thinking Tool provides a generic methodology allowing researchers to reflect on the societal impact of their work at critical stages in the project life cycle. The primary goal is to help researchers align their project activities with societal needs and expectations. The SR Thinking Tool asks reflective questions to stimulate thinking about how to integrate ideas about RRI into research practice.

Tips & Tricks for Responsible Research & Innovation

An interactive resource exploring what it means to practice Responsible Research and Innovation, it offers 20 provocations to inspire and challenge people as they reflect on the topic: from the theories that underpin responsible research and innovation to the way we carry out this kind of work

Recordings of the NewHoRRIzon Final Conference

  • OPENING | NewHoRRIzon: Experiences with implementing RRI in Europe
  • ROUNDTABLE | Responsible Research and Innovation in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe
  • Session 1 | The Social Lab Approach – Experiences from First Hand

  • Session 2 | Engaging stakeholders in research practice: the how & why of co-creation

  • Session 3 | RRI and sustainability transitions – connections, tensions and untapped potential?

  • Session 4 | The (transformative) impact of RRI

  • Session 5 | Risk Finance, Responsibility & Impact – Are the opposites meeting?

  • Session 6 | Reflecting on the philosophy of RRI

  • Session 7 | H2020 to Horizon Europe: from ethical guidelines to democratic practices

  • Session 8 | RRI as an Integrated Approach to Research and Innovation Across Disciplines, Contexts and Countries

  • Session 9 | The future of RRI – Policy and RRI in times of political turbulence

  • Session 10 | RRI and institutional change

  • Session 12 | The role of research funding organizations to support the uptake of RRI: Building a RRI-based evaluation framework for research funding agencies – mission possible? 


     

  • INSTITUT FUER HOEHERE STUDIEN - INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES, Austria
  • AARHUS UNIVERSITET, Denmark
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy, Finland
  • OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH, Austria
  • FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V, Germany
  • WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITEIT, Netherlands
  • FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES, France
  • FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION, Spain
  • UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM, Netherlands
  • GENOK - SENTER FOR BIOSIKKERHET, Norway
  • EUROSCIENCE ASSOCIATION, France
  • SIHTASUTUS EESTI TEADUSAGENTUUR, Estonia
  • TECHNOLOGICKA AGENTURA CESKE REPUBLIKY, Czech Republic
  • ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH, Austria
  • VEREINIGUNG DEUTSCHER WISSENSCHAFTLER EV, Germany
  • UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN, Netherlands
  • MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN, Netherlands
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES U WI*, Jamaica
  • COLEGIO MAYOR DE NUESTRA SENORA DEL ROSARIO, Colombia

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