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 Roadmap Labs kicked-off in Spain and the UK!

Responsible Innovation Labs – sector tailored series of workshops with and for SMEs in nanotechnology, cyber security and biomedicine sectors already kicked off! It is still not too late to join if you think your company can also benefit from a tailored roadmap to responsible innovation! Learn more following the arrow below.

COMPASS consortium meets in Leicester

COMPASS consortium met in Leicester for the 3rd project meeting on June 27th-28th. The meeting was used to discuss the responsible innovation lab progress and the first brainstorm for the COMPASS self-check tool.

Sign up to be the first to read the Responsible Innovation cases!

The COMPASS case study competition is now finalised and all 5 excellent stories about responsible innovation in nanotechnology and biomedicine will be published one by one during the coming months. Read the first one about  AppNP or sign up to know when more is available!

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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