March 19, 2021

Our Aim


May 2017 – September 2021
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.


  1. foster the integration of RRI into European, national and local Research and Innovation practice and funding
  2. organise 19 Social Labs and co-create pilot actions and activities and develop narratives and storylines based on the experience from these pilots
  3. develop and disseminate a concept of Societal Readiness of Technology (= Societal Readiness Levels)
  4. raise awareness on Responsible Research and Innovation and mainstream RRI best practices and NewHoRRIzon results
  5. provide results on how to better integrate RRI into the next European Framework Programme
  6. create a RRI Network including the national funding agencies and develop a RRI community starting with a RRI Ambassadors programme

Watch the interviews from the NewHoRRIzon​ Kick-off meeting in Vienna, in May 2017