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: IRENE
Project Title: Invitation to Researchers’ Night 2016-2017 HEllas
Funding Programme: Horizon 2020
Responsible Innovation Dimension: ,
Description: IRENE project concerns the organization of the most successful Researchers’ Night (RN) events in Greece as yet. 5 prestigious research organisations join forces and organize RN events in the most important Greek cities covering the country from north to south. At the forefront of every activity, researchers tackle existing stereotypes and make the public aware of research’s positive impact to society thus promoting key EU policies such as the RRI approach, gender equality and STEM education. In 2016, 5 RN events will be organized in the most populous Greek cities - Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Heraklion, Rethymno and Larissa, enabling more than 60% of the country’s population to enjoy and learn from them. In 2017, the cities are the same except for Larissa which is replaced by Karditsa, another important Greek city where a RN event has never been organized before. The awareness campaign uses a multi-channel marketing strategy mobilizing researchers from the early stages and conveying the RN messages to public at large regardless age, social and educational background. Special emphasis is put on promoting the researcher’s profession to young audience thus contributing on the Horizon 2020 target of attracting more researchers. During the Night a wealth of actions from technological exhibitions with hands-on experiments, demonstrations and speeches to kids’ activities and other entertaining activities performed by researchers, will satisfy every need and leave a legacy for the future. Nevertheless, the project does not finish when the Night ends. The impact assessment exercise that follows has been designed to provide accurate and unbiased quantitative and qualitative data. The prior experience of the consortium in organizing RN events, its professionalism as well as its extended network of collaborators locally and nationally, guarantee the success of IRENE whose ambition is to reach over 2 million citizens and attract totally 20.000 attendees to the events annually.

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