PRISMA: Piloting Responsible Research & Innovation in Industry

The PRISMA project has conducted pilot studies with 8 companies in order to help them to better integrate Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) in their innovation process and business practices. These pilots have provided case studies and good practices on RRI.

The PRISMA Toolkit for Responsible Research & Innovation

The PRISMA Project has delivered a toolkit for small or medium-sized companies that aspire to develop innovative products and services with which genuine societal needs are addressed and a contribution is made to both environmental and economic sustainability.

PRISMA Pilot Results: Cases & Best Practices

The goal of the PRISMA-project was to draw specific lessons about how RRI can be implemented in industry, ranging  from small enterprises to large corporations to consortia with universities. To this end, the  project included cooperation with 8 different companies in the field of  automated cars, internet technology, drones, biotechnology, synthetic biology, and nanotechnology.

PRISMA Roadmap


The overarching goal of the PRISMA project is to help companies implement Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in their innovation and social responsibility strategies, and to provide evidence on how RRI can improve their innovation processes and products and help companies to gain trust from society and build resilience, thus strengthening their position on the market. 

Based on the experience in eight pilots with companies active in different sectors and technologies, PRISMA developed a practical guideline for companies aiming to strengthen consideration of ethical, legal and social impacts (ELSI) aspects in their technology and product development roadmaps.


Road maps for pilots

The project has developed a  RRI roadmap for  each pilots, aiming to help these companies to
implement RRI in their innovation processes, in order to deal with uncertain and sometimes partly unknown
risks (anticipate), inform product development by dialogue with stakeholders (inclusion and reflection), and
address public and ethical concerns of transformative technologies (responsiveness).

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What you will learn and practice:

  • Explore successful strategies for RRI and implications for corporate citizenship at business level
  • Review Key Performance Indicators for CSR and RRI
  • Utilize the toolkit we provide to install the processes required for RRI
  • Analyze best practices from different companies across Europe
  • Design a roadmap for RRI to embed in CSR policies
More Info and Enrol

Welcome to the PRISMA Project!

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 710059.


Pilot Companies


Research Partners

European Countries

Innovation Meets Sustainability & Responsibility

Final PRISMA Conference, Brussels, 27 June 2019

PRISMA has developed a road map/methodology  to integrate values, societal impact, safety, sustainability and trust in the innovation policies of companies. The structured methodology is the result  of eight pilots in companies that are all active in upcoming  technologies (nanotechnologies, synthetic biology, Internet of things, and autonomous vehicles). The methodology  – and a number of examples-  will be presented in this final event of the PRISMA project.


Go to Registration (compulsory). More information: Maria Maia (ITAS-KIT). e-mail: [email protected]

Pilot Companies

Responses of Companies to the Pilots

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