Responsible Research and Innovation in European Institute of Innovation and Technology – EIT

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is a concept promoted by the European Commission as a set of principles (Public Engagement, Gender Equality, Science Education, Open Access, Ethics, and Governance) for governing research and innovation and is a key priority in Horizon2020. It seeks to bring issues related to research and innovation into the public eye, anticipate their positive and negative consequences, and engage society in a discussion about how science and technology can help create the kind of world we want for generations to come.

RRI Case Examples in EIT: RRI is well-suited in the context of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) with our open innovation in the collaboration between industry, academia, and educators in the Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) and our determination to co-create new products and services that seek to address major societal issues. We are well underway. But an increased focus on RRI is a great opportunity to discuss our responsibility towards society, to sharpen our awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals, and to target specific goals such as more Open Access and gender equality.

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.

Learn more about the RRI case examples in our BROCHURE!