Welcome to COMPASS

COMPASS is an EU-funded project that supports Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in three emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive manner.
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Our Recent Highlights

Responsible Innovation in industry: the Rehab Angel

The case study about the development of the Rehab Angel is one of the five winners of the COMPASS case study competition. Watch the video to see why it makes for a great case of how to realize the principles of Responsible Innovation in practice.

Responsible Innovation in sub-Saharan Africa-Learning from African SMEs

New expert paper published by Charlotte Wagenaar, COMPASS Advisory Board member, elaborating on challenges faced by the healthcare sector in sub-Saharan Africa and on how innovative SMEs address them. Read her insights!

Why are SOM Biotech, Mint Labs and Yoti collaborating with COMPASS?

Already over 10 SMEs have taken part in COMPASS co-creation labs and started drafting their roadmaps to Responsible Innovation. Read more on what SOM Biotech, Mint Labs and Yoti say about why working with COMPASS on creating their responsible innovation roadmaps is important to them.

Three Sectors


Nanoelectronics is nanotechnology applied in electronic components at the scale of about 1-100 nanometres. Read more to find out how RI can help foster innovation in the sector.

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Cyber Security

Cyber security is the protection of computer and computer systems, programs and data from unauthorized access, damage, theft or attacks. Read more to find out how RI can help foster innovation in the sector.

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Biomedicine incorporates research into cell and molecular biology, molecular medicine, evolutionary biology, biomedical Informatics, genetics and neurosciences among other areas. Read more to find out how RI can help foster innovation in the sector.

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Meet the COMPASS Team

Meet our team! COMPASS is a team of 24 researchers, innovation support professionals and research funders – all dedicated to advancing Responsible Innovation (RI) in industry.

Develop your own Responsible Innovation Roadmap!

Until November 2017 you have the unique chance to sign up to create your own company roadmap during one of sector specific Responsible Innovation Labs!

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