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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Organizer: Erich GriesslerSpeakers: Ellen-Marie Forsberg, Jens Ørding Hansen, Petar Vrgovic, Mila Grahovac, Elisabeth Frankus, Anne Loeber Changing the way how research and innovation is organized and funded and how researchers are trained and incentivized will be critical for the long-term implementation of RRI. But institutions are not easily changed. They are complex, inert and tend to hold on to habituated routines which proved sufficiently successful Read more about Session 10: RRI and institutional change[…]
A working group, established as Social Lab 16 under the NewHoRRIzon project, has collected eight examples of projects across EIT Food, RawMaterials, and Climate KIC that address one or more dimensions of RRI. The aim is to inspire new projects to reflect on their social responsibility and to address those dimensions.
Speakers: Bjørn Bedsted, Jill Jäger, Jonas Krebs, Cristina Luís, Anna Olsson, Ines VaittinenHosts: Joshua Cohen, Anne Loeber, Malene Vinther Christensen, Ulrike Wunderle The urgency and relevance of engaging citizens in research and innovation is widely acknowledged. In EC R&I funding policies and in many universities’ ethical guidelines there is a call for public engagement. Moreover, Read more about Session 2: Engaging stakeholders in research practice: the how & why of co-creation[…]
The 19 Social labs are the core of the NewHoRRIzon project. Their goal is to provide a socially based and experimental approach for addressing complex societal challenges related to RRI. Meet our Social Lab representatives in our short video and find out more about their pilot actions : Part 1: Part 2:
Speakers: Peter Biegelbauer, Eileen Focke-Bakker, Katharina Handler, Margit Hofer, Raj Kumar Thapa, Ilse Marschalek, Agnes Szalkai-Lőrincz In the framework of the EC funded project NewHoRRIzon 19 Social Labs have been established all over Europe to address the diverse topics of the Horizon 2020 Working Programme. A Social Lab is not only a method, but rather a paradigm which is social, experimental and systemic Read more about Session 1: The Social Lab Approach – Experiences from First Hand[…]
Today, we’re proud to present to you the RRI Tips & Tricks cards: ready for you to download, print and play! Due to the current times we’ve also designed the cards on a virtual collaboration board, so that the cards can be used virtually as well.
Our virtual final conference will inform attendees about the achievements and lessons learned in the H2020 project NewHoRRIzon. The programme includes focused breakout sessions to deep dive into specific RRI contexts, keynote lectures and presentations to reflect on the current status and future of RRI heading into Horizon Europe, and plenty of networking opportunities to strengthen our European Read more about NewHoRRIzon Final Conference[…]
As a part of the European Scientific Open Forum 2020, the RRING network, the NewHoRRIzon and the ORION project hosted an interactive online roundtable on “Joining forces for a global network of responsible research and innovation in the 21st century”. The round table was chaired by Dr. Gordon Dalton RRING project coordinator, and the initial Read more about Joining forces for a global 21st century Responsible Research and Innovation Network[…]
Welcome to our course on Responsible Research and Innovation! It is a Public course which is open for everybody. The course is spread over three weeks with a 3-4 hours training per week and is organised around four modules.
Are you familiar with the concept of Responsible Research & Innovation? If your answer is yes, please join us for a special online workshop for the final selection of the Tips & Tricks Cards for the Responsible Research & Innovation.