PROGRESS. PROmoting Global REsponsible research and Social and Scientific innovation desirability

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From 24/01/2013 to 23/01/2016

ProGReSS will establish a global network on responsible research and innovation (RRI) involving academia, SMEs, international organisations, policy advisors, research funders, NGOs and industry.

ProGReSS concentrates on the underexplored and least converging part of RRI, namely achieving societal desirability.  The project will link existing international networks of RRI with relevant societal actors on a global scale to focus innovation on societal desirability. The project aims to advocate a European normative model for RRI globally, using constitutional values as a driver to inform societal desirability.

The project will develop the following resources:
  • Report comparing science funding strategies and innovation policies in Europe, the US, China, Japan, India, Australia, and South Africa. 
  • Report with recommendations from industry and end-users for RRI
  • Strategy for fostering the convergence of regional innovation systems at the global level.
  • Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom (Project Coordinator)
  • Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship – Until February 2014, Rome, Italy
  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Madrid, Spain
  • European Academy of Technology and Innovation Assessment, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany
  • Institute of World Economics and Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL, United States
  • Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia
  • Environmental Evaluation Unit, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa
  • The South African San Institute Trust, Kimberley, South Africa
  • Research and Information System for Developing Countries, New Delhi, India
Prof. Doris Schroeder (Coordinator) 
[email protected]
Director of Centre for Professional Ethics
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Total cost: EUR 1.715.490
EU contribution: EUR 1.486.664
Project reference: 321400
Funded under: FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1

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