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
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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.
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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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Rationale for our activities We already know that there will be no continuation of the current Science with and for Society (SwafS) programme in the next framework programme Horizon Europe. The SwafS programme fosters the “new paradigm” for research and innovation, which is to bridge the gap between science and society at large, or to Read more about Want to engage for societally engaged research and innovation?[…]
Pilot Action 1: “Sharing the benefits of RRI” This pilot connects strongly to ongoing SwafS projects and their field work. The pilot champions develop an easy-to-use template based on the work by the MORRI and SuperMORRI projects where benefits of RRI projects can be shared and will demonstrate the usability of it by illustrating their Read more about Social Lab 15 – Pilot Actions[…]
Date: 1-2 April 2019 Place: Ljubljana, Slovenia The social lab on “Science with and for society” has met early after the first workshop again to revitalize energy for the joint actions and also to review and readjust the pilot actions where necessary. The composition of the group with half of the participants having attended the first workshop Read more about Social Lab 15 – Workshop 2[…]
Date: 24 & 25 September 2018 Venue: Ispra, Italy Participants In total 19 persons participated the workshop in Ispra; five participants participated either only on the first or the second day; all others were present on both days. Of the 19 participants, eight were female and 11 men, whereas most of them were approximately aged Read more about Social Lab 17 – Workshop 1[…]
Date: 10 & 11 April 2019 Venue: Brussels, Belgium Participants This workshop brought together 15 participants from the government, the education sector, the industry, from funding agencies and from research and academic institutions. Description NewHoRRIzon is a project that aims at further integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the research and innovation systems on Read more about Social Lab 13 – Workshop 2[…]
Date: 10 & 11 May 2019 Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands Participants The workshop put together 17 participants from 11 countries.They represented several stakeholders groups including academia and research institutions, funding agencies and education institutions. Description Researchers from several southern European research institutes have bundled their efforts to address one of the most pernicious problems of Read more about Social Lab 3 – Workshop 2[…]
Date: 14 and 15 May 2019 Place: Stockholm, Sweden Description We focused on developing our pilots further by sharing our results so far with the rest of the Social Lab group, incorporating their input and deciding on the next steps and specific outputs of each pilot. Inspiring presentations about the new model of patient involvement at Karolinska Read more about Social Lab 7 – Workshop 2b[…]
The NewHoRRIzon diagnosis has pointed out that the EURATOM programme is widely following a very technical approach and that inclusion of the public into the research process takes rarely place.
he pilot objective was to go through the “European Charta for Access to Research Infrastructures – Principles and Guidelines for Access and Related Services” and revise it according the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation principles.
The NewHoRRIzon-funded event “Street goes 2 Research” invites citizens, research-enthusiasts, policy-makers and just simply everyone interested in the technological and social aspects of transportation to be part of an open dialogue concerning old and new technologies.