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: KARIM
Project Title: Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta-network
Funding Programme: Other
Responsible Innovation Dimension: , ,
Description: The project aims to improve SME access to high value innovation support and technology and make NWE more competitive. By 2014 the project will create a network of 500+ innovation actors to achieve this. Actions will create transnational support for innovation and technology transfer; provide SMEs access to a wider range of high quality technologies and innovation support than available locally; increase capacity of SMEs and universities to access and provide support transnationally; and reduce regional disparities in SME access to innovation support and technology. Actions will demonstrate the value of the network in improving SME competitiveness; change existing infrastructures to sustain transnational access by SMEs; and lead increased adoption of the approach at all policy levels. Funding will be used to modify existing. regionally-based support to enable transnational access and piloting of actions building on established best-practice from two or more regions. The strategic aim of the project is influence policy at all levels and increase investment in transnational innovation support and technology transfer. The project will contact at least 100.000 SMEs and engage with over 2000 people from SMEs. universities and innovation support agencies. train 1500 SMEs and a further 100 innovation support agencies. Actions are estimated to result in 300 transnational collaborative projects; the creation of 30 new jobs; 90 student exchanges; 90 new products and processes; €3 million in leveraged private and public sector finance; a number of new enterprises; and a 5% average increase in turnover by SMEs engaged in collaborative projects. The project is a proposed strategic initiative. responding to the call for a ‘NWE Knowledge transfer network’ and adopts a responsible innovation philosophy. This network will be called the Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta-network (KARIM).

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