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: PIER
Project Title: Public Involvement with Exhibition on Responsible research and innovation
Funding Programme: FP7
Description: PIER (Public Involvement with exhibition on Responsible research and innovation) is a project to engage the public on the Responsible Research and Innovation in society. The project will develop an exhibition with a participatory programme to engage the large public on the concrete achievements of the European scientific research and innovation today, enhancing the responsible approach in the implementation of research and highlighting its implications for the territorial development and for the quality of life of citizens. The exhibition will include different means of communication and participation such as hands-on exhibits, prototypes and demonstrators, videos and multimedia products; it will be supported by public programs, which will use dialogue formats in order to engage the public in the RRI dimensions of science and technology. The exhibition will be addressed to and implemented with representatives of societal actors of the Research and Innovation process of implementation: researchers, businesses, media, educators, civil society organizations and policy-makers as well as citizens, who will be involved in different times and formats during the project. In order to address better the interest of the public, the beneficiary proposes to focus the exhibition on ocean research which is a relevant theme for citizens of the Neapolitan region, as the Mediterranean Sea is a prior element of the natural environment to preserve and a source for the economic development. The topics tackled in ocean research are part of the key priorities of Horizon 2020 tackling societal challenges and citizens’ concerns today in the European Research agenda. The exhibition will be opened during the Italian European Semester 2014 in November in order to give a greater relevance to the project by involving representatives and policy makers at the highest level, and to enhance the European dimension of the event and to reinforce its visibility.

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