This Toolkit is for you, if you work in a small or medium-sized company that aspires to develop innovative products and services with which genuine societal needs are addressed and a contribution is made to both environmental and economic sustainability.
The PRISMA Responsible, Research and Innovation Toolkit helps you to:
Align your research and innovation processes to societal needs and challenges, taking your organisations’ mission, vision and values as starting points
Come up with research and innovations that are responsive and even proactively confront society’s needs – both today’s as well as those we can imagine to arise in the future
Increase your market potential, reputation, and operational efficiency simultaneously.
Categorisation of tools
Most of the tools are organised along three areas based on your aspirations. Depending on your area of interest you will find different kind of tools. Most of the tools are organised along three areas, namely:
Opening up to the world - If you want to open up more to the world, you can look for tools to connect to (networks of) stakeholders, helping you address societal needs. You will also find tools making information accessible, contributing to your corporate accountability.
Thinking of the future - For this area you will find tools stimulating reflection and anticipation, assisting you in meeting societal needs and values and sensitizing you to possible unintended effects
Taking care of people and planet - You can also find tools that help you contribute to the health, safety and well-being of your employees, consumers and wider groups of stakeholders. This can help you if you want to take more care of people and planet. Also you will find tools dedicated to the promotion of environmental sustainability.
Another way to select a tool of your interest is to look at the features of the tool;
What do you want to achieve with the tool (purpose of the tools)?
Where in the organization do you want to use the tool?
How much effort do you want put in (expertise required)?
In the schematic overview you will see the features of the tools and to which areas the tools contribute to. Click on the link to find more information about the tool.