Responsible Innovation Case Studies

Responsible Innovation COMPASS features real industry cases on how implementing RI can kick-start innovation and contribute to competitiveness of SMEs in the key innovation fields.

COMPASS has now determined 5 winners from the case-study competition that was launched in September 2016. We will publish these excellent stories about responsible innovation one by one during the coming months. Scroll down to meet AppNP, the first of these inspiring company examples.

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Organic Solar Cell Development for Clean Sustainable Energy

Organic Photovoltaics (OPV) are a very promising option for solar energy in the future. This case study covers the development of large-area ultrathin gold nanowires as a transparent electrode in organic solar cells, which have high efficiency and a long lifespan.

Responsible Innovation principles, including examining issues regarding fundamental rights, safety, ethics, and sustainable development, have been addressed in both the production process and in the product.

Download the full case study to find out how Responsible Innovation was integrated into the development of the organic solar cell.

Download the case study: Organic Solar Cell Development for Clean Sustainable Energy

Author: Mina Mirsafaei, Emad Yaghmaei, 2017

On my work (OMO) Strategic Partnerships for vocational training

The OMO project is funded by the European Commission and aims to promote employment opportunities of people with intellectual disabilities (ID) in the hotel and catering industries.

It has designed, developed and tested several tools (an app for trainees, video tutorials, and a quality kit addressed to restaurants and hotel managers) to increase training and employment opportunities for people with ID within the hospitality sector.

Download the full case study to find out how “On my own…at work” promotes diversity at the workplace and read about their approach to Responsible Innovation!

Download the case study: “On my own … at work”- A framework and an app

Author: Paola Vulterini, 2017

AppNP – Applied Nanoparticles

AppNP ‘s purpose is to research, study and develop nanoparticles, and their applications, based on Responsible Research and Innovation principles.   Watch the VIDEO to hear first hand AppNPs approach to Responsible Innovation.

GlucoTel™ Telemonitoring System

GlucoTel™™, developed by ™BodyTel™, is a sensor for tele-medical blood glucose monitoring and diabetes management. BodyTel™‘s products directly contribute to tackling one of the societal challenges (health, demographic change and well-being) by allowing more efficient care, which leads to a better quality of life as well as cost savings for health care and nursing.  

The Rehab Angel – A New Rehabilitation Device

The Rehab Angel is a unique variable angle device that allows better control and safety for patients requiring lower limb exercises and is used mostly for knee rehabilitation purposes. Watch the VIDEO to see why it makes for a great case of how to realize the principles of responsible innovation in practice.

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