Co-creation and piloting
The Responsible Innovation Labs served to co-create sector tailored roadmaps for Responsible Innovation and provided answers to the following questions:
- What does it mean to do act responsibly in research and innovation?
- Are you already researching and innovating in a responsible way?
- And in concrete terms, what would that imply and change?
Since November 2018, six companies operating in the areas of nanotechnology, cyber security and biomedicine have taken part in the COMPASS Mentoring scheme, and had the opportunity to pilot roadmap actions and report on usability of the roadmaps themselves.
Why companies have joined the COMPASS Mentoring Scheme
We want to ensure that people, planet and profit grow by applying Responsible Innovation. We make sure that our innovations are challenging, fun and inclusive to all people involved. We contribute to a reduction of CO2 emissions, energy and waste. We do so in an atmosphere of trust, and use the leverage of new innovative technologies.
The COMPASS Mentoring Scheme helps us improve in all these aspects of Responsible Innovation.
Director at Spoorgloren
We are keen to do the right thing, and to collaborate and network with other companies who have the same values as we do. It is essential that any innovation is performed with care to ensure all results, both direct and indirect, are of benefit to society and cause no harm.
We have already felt a benefit from the COMPASS workshops and the guidance from COMPASS will help us to move ahead and take our Responsible Innovation practises to the next level.
CEO, The IASME Consortium Ltd
Roadmap co-creation labs
The Responsible Innovation Labs aimed to advance the understanding of Responsible Innovation in the nanotechnology, cyber security (infosec) and biomedicine sectors. The labs engaged companies, research projects, and high-level experts in a five-step series of online and offline interactive workshops to develop roadmaps towards Responsible Innovation in their field.
The labs took place between September 2017 and March 2018 and were all about co-creation and experimentation of new practices. They allowed companies to look at their own practices and methods to see what improvements can be made in order to maximise mid to long term profits or extend their markets through becoming more receptive to the needs of customers and users. We co-created visions and roadmaps towards the integration of Responsible Innovation principles into the daily practices of SMEs.
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