November 30, 2018

Social Lab 10: Smart, Green and Integrated Transport

What is a Social Lab?

Description

Category: Societal Challenges

Social Lab 10 “Smart, Green and Integrated (SGI) Transport” brings together stakeholders from civil society, industry, policy, and research to debate about prevalent challenges of research in the sector and to experiment with change regarding the implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) on national and European levels.

Social Lab workshops

Workshop 1

Finding obstacles and barriers in RRI update in Transport

Date: 23-24 May 2018

Place: Vienna, Austria

15 participants

Presentation of the workshop

Worshop 2: Q1 2019

 

Workshop 3: Q4 2019/Q1 2020

 

Pilot actions

Pilot Action 1: Research goes to Street

This pilot action aims at involving a variety of different stakeholders, realizing an event where these actors meet within a specific area. Within this event, the exchange between society and experts will be fostered by engaging with the wider public.

Pilot Action 2: Connecting NCPs

This pilot action revolves around connecting NCPs and exchanging experiences to identify current challenges, potential visions and ideate about the benefits of public engagement. The concept of RRI will be discussed within a format that resembles the first NewHoRRIzon Social Lab workshop.

Pilot Action 3: mobalance Consensus Conference

The initial pilot action idea of collectively interpreting data to prevent misuse and misinterpretations developed into a broader cooperation between the NewHoRRIzon and the mobalance project of the Austrian Institute of Technology and Lorenz Consult. In a participatory manner, the event on the 19th of November 2018 was organized in the format of a one day Consensus Conference: With this format, the event moved beyond an informed discussion, aiming for an exchange where the different stakeholders bring in their perspectives in relation to the provided expert knowledge. This allowed for dynamic and diverging assessments of the implications this knowledge contained. The event closed with a consensus where all perspectives were considered and indicates the importance of participatory approaches within research processes.

Managers and facilitators

Social Lab Manager: Robert Braun, senior researcher of the Techno-Science and Societal Transformation research group at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria.

Social Lab Assistant: Matthias Allinger, research assistant of the Techno-Science and Societal Transformation research group at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria.

Social Lab Facilitator: Elisabeth Frankus, senior researcher of the Techno-Science and Societal Transformation research group at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Austria.