Matter’s Principles of Responsible Innovation

can kick-start the conversation about societal impacts in your company. Innovative companies are important to society, both in terms of positive and negative impacts. As a responsible innovator you want to pursue positive impacts while reducing the negative impacts. This tool makes you acquainted with critical areas to consider and give concrete suggestions on how to advance the desirable behaviours that will strengthen your trustworthiness and your confidence as a responsible innovator.


Knowing the meaning of responsible innovation.

Building trustworthiness.

Working towards products that incorporate societal values and anticipate and take care of societal needs.

This can increase your market share.

Expertise required

Expertise level required when you do it yourself:


External support:

Facilitator can be needed to guide you through the whole process of self-assessment

When to use

  • When you would explore and pursue responsible innovation


  • Using this by yourself or in a workshop to explore and get inspiration.
  • Chose, elaborate and extend your actions to become a more responsible innovator by using the RRI checklist as a starting point.



  • The orientation itself may take up to 4 hours.
  • Next depending on the focus areas and the subsequent process the time investment may be considerable. Building trustworthiness cost time.

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