Still under revision by the RRI Tools project
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Tool to map and analyse existing RRI practices at the level of regional innovation systems and individual projects

Uploaded by Nicholas Martin on 09 October 2023

Nicholas Martin/Fraunhofer ISI

Henning Kroll/Frauhofer ISI

Thomas Stahlecker/Fraunhofer ISI

Hendrik Hansmeier/Fraunhofer ISI

Mika Nieminen/VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Nina Rilla/VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Juha Oksanen/VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Ezekiela Arrizabalaga Salegi/Tecnalia

Raul Tabarres Gutierrez/Tecnalia

Emad Yaghmaei/Yaghma

This Deliverable from the TetRRIS project ( sets out a framework and a "mapping tool" to analyse regional innovation systems and the existing practice of RRI within them. The Deliverable provides a concise introduction to the concept of regional innovation systems, and to the concept of RRI. Particular attention is given to the different but overlapping ways RRI has been construed by different authors. The text discusses the relevance of RRI for regional innovation and development, and possible obstacles to integrating RRI into regional innovation and development practices, both at the system and the project level. On this basis, it then develops the "mapping tool", an extended set of questions that scholars and practitioners can use to analyse the structures, workings and culture of a given region’s innovation system, both at the system and project level. The tool should enable analysts to understand the system's and the projects' structures, processes and goals, and allow them to identify to what extent RRI is already being de facto practiced in the region and in these projects, and where particular needs, challenges and problems exist that RRI might be able to help address.

Local, Regional
Diversity, Inclusion, Openness, Anticipation, Reflection
Development, Exploration, Implementation, Monitorization & Evaluation
Beginner, Practitioner, Master

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