Tool Reflection and Evaluation

COMPASS responsible innovation self-check tool

Uploaded by RRI Tools on March 11, 2019

COMPASS project

The COMPASS Responsible Innovation self-check tool is a learning and self-diagnostic tool for responsible innovation in business. It aims to help Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and larger companies in highly innovative sectors to learn how to effectively integrate responsible innovation practices into their company and innovation management. The tool will help companies assess where their company stands, how they compare to peers, and what they can do to make their innovation practices more responsible. Based on 50 key questions about company and innovation management across different business functions, the tool automatically scores and benchmarks your results against other companies.

It is a learning instrument that guides a company through the most important responsible innovation practices, and helps you identify company strengths and areas of opportunity. Each question asks about a particular company practice and gives you good practice examples as answer options.

The tool is split into four sections and you can start with the section you are most interested in.

  1. Company management
  2. Idea generation & research
  3. Development & testing
  4. Market & impact

Your answers will be automatically saved and you can return to the questionnaire anytime you want with your created login. To respond to all questions you will need about 30-90 minutes.

To learn more about the tool have a look at the FAQ section.


The self-check tool is also available offline

  • The excel based tool calculates user results in real time in a similar way that the online tool does, and provides an overview of results indicating in which elements of responsible innovation the user has scored well and which elements could be improved. Download the excel sheet here
  • The PDF card set can be printed at users’ own facilities or used as an interactive presentation, and can help facilitate prompting questions to discuss responsible innovation with SME in workshop or consulting settings. The card set is structured identically to the online and excel tool. Download the PDF card set here








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