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: EISRI II
Project Title: European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation -second edition- "The Role of the Media in Responsible Research and Innovation"
Funding Programme: FP7
Responsible Innovation Dimension: , ,
Description: Under the auspices of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Permanent Platform of AC will hold the second edition of the European Intersectoral Summit on Research and Innovation in February 2013. The Summit will be organised with the participation of the Irish Ministry for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and the actors engaged in AC in Ireland (Trinity College Dublin, Irish Times). The EISRI 2013 edition will focus on the influence of communication and media on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and is designed to create a unique opportunity for intersectoral and interdisciplinary discussions between leading stakeholders to: a. Continue the conversation initiated during the “Science in Dialogue” Conference held during the Danish presidency to develop a European model for Responsible Research and Innovation; b. Explore the role of media in the European model for Responsible Research and Innovation; c. Facilitate the formation of professional networks, knowledge sharing, and exchange of best practices. d. Come up with concrete recommendations on what has to be done in the short terms at a European level to reach the long term objectives; The conference will bring together leaders and key representatives of research institutions, businesses, media, NGOs, CSOs, policy makers and professional science communicators to discuss and reflect on the relationship between science and society. EISRI II will present high-level speakers including former heads of state and key representatives of the European institutions and national governments as well as leaders from leading research institutions, businesses and media. The dedicated workshops will be designed to reflect the key issues in this area and to promote “out of the box” thinking and participatory processes. The conference will take place at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, from February 25 to February 26 2013.

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