Horizon 2020 pillar: Diversity of approaches
The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) was established in 2008 as an independent funding body with the aim of increasing the innovation capacity in Europe. EIT connects innovators from private companies, researchers, and teachers in Knowledge and Innovations Communities (KICs) to develop new products and services, establish start-up companies, and train future entrepreneurs through a variety of educational programmes. There are recurrently eight operating KICs. In Social Lab 16, we bring together stakeholders from across the KICs; staff and partners, as well as staff from the EIT headquarter and external stakeholders to develop and implement pilot activities to promote Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the organisation.
Social Lab workshops
Date: 17-18 April 2018
Place: Budapest, Hungary
Date: 10-11 December 2018
Place: Munich, Germany
Date: 8 & 9 January 2020
Place: Aarhus, Denmark
Pilot Action 1: RRI Show
The purpose of the pilot activity is to gather stories or examples from across the EIT, which address one or more aspects of RRI, and showcasing them online on the EIT website. It is concidered an awareness-raising tool to elevate RRI on the research agenda and to inspire potential new partners/projects to consider responsibility in new proposals or existing work.
Managers and facilitators
Social Lab Managers: Malene Vinther Christensen, the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Social Lab Manager Assistant: Astrid Lykke Birkving, the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.
Social Lab Facilitator: Hanna Mandl, Mandl, Lüthi & Partner, Austria.