December 17, 2018

Social Lab 16: the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

What is a Social Lab?

Description

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

Workshop 1

Date: 17-18 April 2018

Place: Budapest, Hungary

17 participants

Presentation of the workshop

Workshop 2

Date: 10-11 December 2018

Place: Munich, Germany

10 participants

Presentation of the workshop

Workshop 3

Scheduled for December 2019 or January 2020

Pilot actions

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 as awareness-raising and inspiration for new projects.

Managers and facilitators

Social Lab Managers: Mathias Wullum Nielsen (assistant professor) and Malene Vinther Christensen (research assistant), the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy, Department of Political Science, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Social Lab Manager Assistant: Maria Lehmann Nielsen, research assistant, 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.