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 latest success story from the Science with and for Society programme has been published in the form of a very interesting interview with Erich Griessler, the coordinator of New HoRRIzon.
The final workshop of Social Lab 11 took place in mid-February 2020 in Berlin. The workshop presented an opportunity to reflect on the processes of the different pilot actions, and to consider a future course of action.
The NewHoRRIzon project published its third Policy Brief which deals with similarities and differences of responsibility of research and innovation as applied in India and in the EU.
On November 19th and 20th, 2019 the third and final workshop of the Social Lab EURATOM took place in Warsaw, Poland. For this workshop, the Social Lab team aimed for focussing on reflection and mutual learning amongst the participants.
Twenty participants from research, funding and education met to review and reflect on their experiences with the three pilot actions: Measuring the Impacts of RRI, RRI Education, Future of Science?Society.
Date: 24-25 Oct 2019 Place: Novi-Sad, Serbia Description The 3rd workshop of Social Lab 14 focused on reviewing and reflecting people’s experiences with the pilot actions. In this workshop pilot actions and activities were re-assessed and consolidated and we evaluated the pilot actions and activities. Social Lab Participants who engaged themselves in one of the active pilot Read more about Social Lab 14 – Workshop 3[…]
Description The third workshop of Social Lab 5 (LEIT) focused on the capacity building within industry, namely, how responsibility and RRI uptake can and should be further developed. It has been a common recognition from the SL participants that efforts for enhancing responsibility and ethical behaviour remain in businesses and industries on a personal- and Read more about Social Lab 5 – Workshop 3[…]
Date: 11 & 12 December 2019 Venue: Vienna, Austria Description The third NewHoRRIzon Social Lab workshop “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport” took place at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna. Sixteen participants from research, business and policy discussed about Institutional barriers within transport R&I to address contemporary challenges within the sector, as increasing societal Read more about Social Lab 10 – Workshop 3[…]
Date: 4 & 5 March 2020 Place: Tromsø, Norway Description The aim of this final Social Lab Workshop was to provide the participants with an opportunity to foster networking, knowledge and experience exchange related to pilot actions, reflect and evaluate pilot actions, and develop implementation plans, as well as extract lessons learned for future implementation of RRI Read more about Social Lab 8 – Workshop 3[…]
Date: 4 & 5 March 2020 Venue: Tromso, Norway Description The aim of this final Social Lab Workshop was to provide the participants with an opportunity to foster networking, knowledge and experience exchange related to pilot actions, reflect and evaluate pilot actions, and develop implementation plans, as well as extract lessons learned for future implementation Read more about Social Lab 2 – Workshop 3[…]