Responsible research & innovation (RRI) Project directory

COMPASS has compiled an overview of RRI projects and initiatives carried out in Europe over the course of the past ten years. The COMPASS project directory below contains 130 publicly funded RRI projects in Europe. Our project directory aims to facilitate the search for RRI projects in Europe. You can download search instructions here.

For a quick look at the key figures check out our factsheet. For a detailed outline, have a look at the COMPASS policy paper, which maps out approaches, objectives and thematic priorities of publicly funded RRI projects at European level, and describes their spread across Europe via budget shares and numbers of participations.

You can find more information, results and project output on responsible innovation in the European Commission’s database CORDIS, as well as the RRI Toolkit!

Over the course of the project, it has become evident that rules, regulations and funding criteria could function as external incentives to implement responsible innovation in SMEs. The Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), as coordinator of the COMPASS project, has therefore developed recommendations for EU research and innovation policy, with support of the COMPASS High Level Expert Advisory Board.


Project Acronym: CIFRA
Project Title: Challenging the ICT Patent Framework for Responsible Innovation
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020
Responsible Innovation Dimension:
Description: "The aim of the project is to provide a structured review of the role of the Patent System on the innovation process and how it impacts the social development with specific focus on the particularities of ICT research and innovation. The project will identify and thoroughly characterize the imperfections of the current system and propose alternatives that provide better alignment between ICT Research & Innovation, human needs and societal expectations. Therefore the project will propose alternative framings that result in a more effective and efficient tool for collaborative innovation and real technical and social development. These alternative framings may comprise suggestions to adapt existing tools (such as the patent system), or defining new mechanisms (such as new innovative licensing schemes). An specific area of study will be the open source software model, which currently seems to work well for software development, to assess its pros and cons as a collaborative innovation scheme and to what extent the advantages of the open source ‘philosophy’ could be extrapolated to the patent system. The analysis and outcomes of the project will not just be theoretical but, whenever applicable, it will be based on a thorough data analysis of the patent landscape in the ICT sector.

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