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: D-STIR
Project Title: Danube Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation using Socio-Technical Integration
Funding Programme: Interreg
Responsible Innovation Dimension: , ,
Description: D-STIR’s objective is to improve Danube framework conditions for innovation, by integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the whole innovation pipeline. D-STIR is important for Danube innovation framework conditions. Innovation does account for socio-economic impact. Disproportionate economic development is reflected in R&I capital, expenditure and infrastructure. There is risk of political influence on R&I. Quadruple helix links are not common place. RRI can answer these challenges. It ensures that R&I is carried out in a socially, environmentally and ethically manner. RRI engages all innovation chain stakeholders in quadruple helix cooperation. RRI is result focused: encouraging innovation that brings responsible products to the markets swiftly and managing risks. RRI awareness and capacity in the Danube are limited. To take advantage of RRI benefits, innovation stakeholders require increased knowledge and capacity, concrete strategies and improved policy framework. D-STIR was designed to achieve this. In a context of exchange, the work plan covers strategy development (WP3), STIR adaptation and capacity building (WP4) and Transnational Pilot Actions (WP5). Management (WP1) and communication (WP2) support these WPs. The final output, Danube RRI Strategy, includes recommendations and concrete tools, particularly an adaptation the STIR (Socio-Technical Integration Research) Method. Transnational cooperation among complementary partners makes D-STIR possible. They work with Transnational Stakeholder Groups, gathering target groups from policy, academia, business (including SMEs) and civil society across the macro-region. D-STIR is highly innovative. It applies RRI implementation method across the Danube and in less developed regions for the first time. It promotes quadruple helix cooperation and continuous learning evaluation, to lead to the long-term expected change: an innovation pipeline based on cooperation, responsibility and competitiveness.

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