Funded by Horizon 2020 (European Commission)
NewHoRRIzon is a project that aims at further integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the research and innovation systems on national and international levels. The concept of RRI is an approach which intends to bridge gaps between science, research and innovation communities and society at large by fostering more inclusive, anticipatory, open and responsive research and innovation systems. In this frame, multiple stakeholders (from research, business, policy making, education and civil society) are involved in research and innovation on the project and system level to better align its processes and outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society. A first big step was the operationalisation of RRI into the following six key elements: ethics, gender equality, governance, public engagement, science education and open access.
- foster the integration of RRI into European, national and local Research and Innovation practice and funding
- organise 19 Social Labs and co-create pilot actions and activities and develop narratives and storylines based on the experience from these pilots
- develop and disseminate a concept of Societal Readiness of Technology (= Societal Readiness Levels)
- raise awareness on Responsible Research and Innovation and mainstream RRI best practices and NewHoRRIzon results
- provide results on how to better integrate RRI into the next European Framework Programme
- create a RRI Network including the national funding agencies and develop a RRI community starting with a RRI Ambassadors programme
Click on the Social Labs in the image below to get more information.
The Social Labs are at the core of the project. Their goal is to provide a socially based, experimental and systematic approach for addressing complex social challenges related to RRI. Each Social Lab is dedicated to a different section of Horizon 2020 (H2020), the current European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (see the image below). For every section of H2020 different stakeholders will gather in a Social Lab to define the social challenges at stake and develop social experiments (= pilot actions and activities) to overcome them. This process will eventually produce storylines and narratives which will be shared as widely as possible to mainstream RRI. If you are interested in participating in a Social Lab, get in touch with us at email@example.com.
More information on our page What is a social lab?.
NewHoRRIzon is dedicated to diversity and bridging spheres – starting within the project. The consortium is formed by 1 grassroots organisation, 1 NGO, 4 funding agencies, 7 universities, 3 research & technology organisations and 3 academic research organisations. They are representing 11 countries from Asia, Central & South America and Europe.
They are scholars and practitioners in innovation coming from backgrounds as diverse as:
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The NewHoRRIzon project started its 19 Social Labs on the Program Lines of Horizon 2020, with the aim of promoting the uptake of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in H2020 and beyond.
On April 3, New HoRIzons RRI Networks first workshop was held in Tallinn, Estonia. The aim was to explain the concept of RRI, map existing practices, and agree on future cooperation. The target audience were representatives from organizations, which belong to Estonian RTD System (funding organizations, ministries, research support services at universities). The event was Read more about New HoRRIzons RRI Network first workshop in Tallinn, Estonia[…]
Starting with the kick-off of the NewHoRRIzon project in May 2017 the RRI Network working group has been committed to developing a shared understanding of the notion of RRI. The focus of this process was on gaining profound insight into RRIs relevance and applicability for national science and innovation funding. A series of internal workshops Read more about RRI Network working group launches a series of national workshops on RRI in funding[…]
Date: 4 & 5 April 2019 Place: Reichenau an der Rax; Austria Participants Participants came from 11 different countries and they represented a variety of stakeholders such as civil society organisations, research institutions and policy and funding agencies. Description The aim of this workshop was to commonly discuss the ongoing pilot actions addressing the issue Read more about Social Lab 9 – Workshop 2[…]
The NewHoRRIzon project encompasses 19 Social Labs, which develop pilot actions to better align and implement the research and innovation actions of their specific H2020 programme line with the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). Over the life-time of the project, two cross-sectional workshops aim at facilitating a fruitful exchange of experiences between the Read more about A report from the first Cross-Sectional Workshop[…]
The Societal Readiness Level (SRL) Thinking Tool provides questions and methods that allow researchers to reflect upon and integrate responsible research and innovation (RRI) in the ideation, implementation, evaluation and launching phases of research and innovation projects.
Date: 29-30 Nov 2018 Place: TACR, Prague, Czech Republic Description The Workshop convened 19 stakeholders from research ‑ including Widening grantees, team members and applicants ‑, research funding organizations, industry representatives and civil society organizations to develop pilot activities which might help to implement elements of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the Widening work programme Read more about Insights from the Social Lab 14 (SPREAD) second workshop[…]
Date: 22-23 March 2018 Place: TECNALIA,Madrid, Spain Description The Workshop convened 15 stakeholders from research ‑ including Widening grantees, team members and applicants ‑, research funding organizations, industry representatives and civil society organizations to develop pilot activities which might help to implement elements of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the Widening work programme and, Read more about Insights from Social Lab 14 (SPREAD) first workshop[…]
Date: 3-4 May 2018 Place: Tallinn, Estonia Description Our first workshop started with a joint session with Social Lab 13 “Security”, where the major challenges crosscutting the two programme lines were tackled from different perspectives. The objective was to make participants with specific expertise learn from alternative approaches to similar questions so to broaden their Read more about Social Lab 12 – Workshop 1[…]
Date: 22 and 23 November 2018 Place: Milan, Italy Description We started the workshop off by discussing participation of patients and citizens at different stages of the R&I process as an important cross-cutting theme in all three pilots. We were glad to benefit from the contributions of our three guests from Fondazione Telethon and Bassetti Foundation. During Read more about Social Lab 7 – Workshop 2[…]