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: RN2013CZ
Project Title: The Researchers’ Night 2013 in the Czech Republic
Funding Programme: FP7
Description: Researchers´ Night 2013 Czech Republic is based on the performance of scientists as ordinary people who are in essence no different from the general public. The goal is to bring together the public at large and researchers to improve the image of researchers and to strengthen the public recognition in the scientific work in a funny way. The next goal is to stimulate young people's interest in scientific careers through this event. This year's motto for RN2013CZ is "Energy to knowledge." Energy will become the common element across the venues of the Researchers´ Night in the Czech Republic. The theme of "Energy to knowledge" will demonstrate not only the importance of science and scientists who convey us energy in those various forms but also their efforts needed to be done in scientific research. As one of the ideas that will fulfil the theme "Energy to knowledge" is accompanied by its savings or perhaps thinking of energy as an important element in our lives with whom we should be treated objectively, when taking into account the aspects of responsible research and innovation. The goal is to make each venue focused on the presentation of energy, according to the direction of each participants´ research and activities. Visitors of RN2013CZ will have the opportunity to explore the scientific work, have fun and share their leisure time with the scientists. Anyone regardless of age and scientific skills will be able to participate in experiments, watch demonstrations, take part in competitions or just enjoy having fun with researchers. The role of the European Commission in supporting this particular event will be described and the EC will be presented as an institution that continuously and largely supports research Europe-wide.

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