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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Date: 10-11 December 2018 Place: Munich, Germany 10 participants: Mario Roccaro: Programme Manager of Education, EIT Food, Belgium. Sofia Kuhn: Programme Manager of Consumer Outreach in EIT Food, Belgium. Magdalena Klimczuk-Kochańska: Project Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw, Poland. Partnerin EIT Food. KrzysztofKlincewicz: Head of Department of Organization Theory and Methods, Faculty of Read more about Social Lab 16 – Workshop 2[…]
Date: 17-18 April 2018 Place: Budapest, Hungary 17 participants Presentation of the workshop We held the first workshop at the Central European University in Budapest, the city where the EIT headquarter is also located. The RRI concept was largely unknown to the participants and we used substantial time getting a hold on the concept, discussing its potential Read more about Social Lab 16 – Workshop 1[…]
Date: 17-18 May 2018 Place: Vienna, Austria 16 participants: 4 NCPs 2 Evaluators 10 Researchers Presentation of the workshop On May 17th and 18th, the ZSI team conducted the first workshop of the social lab on the topic of “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy”. Sixteen people participated in the lab, ten female and six male stakeholders stemming Read more about Social Lab 9 – Workshop 1[…]
Date: 14-15 May 2018 Place: Vienna, Austria 12 participants: 2 NCPs 2 ESFRI chairs 6 Researchers and Evaluators 2 Research Infrastructures Presentation of the workshop We had our first social lab workshop with a very diverse and highly experienced group, represented by 12 participants, 5 men, 7 women, stemming from 9 different EU countries, representing 2 NCPs, Read more about Social Lab 4 – Workshop 1[…]
On the 23rd and 24th of May, the first SGI Transport Social Lab workshop took place in Vienna, in which 15 different stakeholders of the field participated. The workshop provided time and space for discussions and exchanges about future visions, current views, gathered experiences and prevalent challenges. The major challenge the participants focused on was Read more about Finding obstacles and barriers in RRI update in Transportation[…]
The first Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Social Lab Workshop in the field of security research was organised 2nd – 3rd of May 2018 at Roseni Torn, Tallinn, Estonia, in collaboration with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and Estonian Research Council. The workshop gathered together 13 participants, the facilitator from Estonian Research Council Read more about Responsible Research and Innovation in security research? A Social Lab workshop in Estonia[…]
From May, 22nd to 23rd 2018 the Social Lab on “RRI in the ERC and basic research” held its 1st Workshop of project took place in Vienna at the Institute for Advanced Studies. The Workshop convened 18 stakeholders from research ‑ including ERC grantees, team members and applicants ‑, research funding organizations and Civil Society Read more about Insights from the ERC Social Lab first workshop[…]
NewHoRRIzon will host a session at the EuroScience Open Forum, ESOF 2018 Toulouse, the largest general science meeting in Europe. Date: 13th July, 10:15-11:30 Title: Citizens’ participation in research and innovation agenda setting and beyond: Opportunities in Horizon Europe 2021-2027 Abstract: The NewHoRRIzon project, a SWAFS H2020 project involving 19 institutions (European Commission Grant Agreement No Read more about NewHoRRIzon session at ESOF 2018 Toulouse[…]
The NewHoRRIzon project published its first policy brief in May 2018, coordinated and written by Robert Braun of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) and co-authored by Michael Bernstein of GenØk – Centre for Biosafety with contributions from the NewHoRRIzon team, on the status of RRI in H2020. The policy brief aims at offering evidence based Read more about First NewHoRRIzon policy brief[…]
On 3 August 2017, Peter Tindemans, EuroScience Secretary General wrote the article Framework 9 will not be built on boasting and buzzwords published in Research Europe. “Instead of believing its own hype, the European Commission should ask what EU R&D programmes are for”, says Tindemans. Commenting on the Lamy report (LAB – FAB – APP which will help Read more about RRI’s role in FP9: central formative thought or buzzword? A discussion in Research Europe[…]