Project (Stakeholder) Events

Overview  main  events organized by the project (note: in reverse chronlogical order )

Below you find an overview of the main events organized by the project.  Click on the Button for a full report on these events.

Innovation Meets Sustainability & Responsibility

Final PRISMA Conference, Brussels, 27 June 2019

PRISMA 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-  were resented in this final event of the PRISMA project.

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

A roadmap to Foster Social Value in Business, Research and Innovation Strategies

Co-Creation Dialogue, 30-31 October 2018, Milan

The event provided an opportunity to discuss and shape the contents of the RRI/CSR roadmap, that will be based on the outcomes of the PRISMA RRI case studies at industrial level, by other stakeholders’ experiences on strategic and structural changes aiming to implement RRI and the analysis and discussion of existing CSR tools and initiatives. Emphasis was  also given  to existing norms, standards and best practices in the field of innovation and social responsibility, crucial to bring products to the market place. The Co-creation Dialogue explored the extent to which a roadmap can contribute to responsible innovation and business strategy, in particular when it comes to transformative technologies, such as nanotechnologies, synthetic biology, Internet of Things, and autonomous vehicles.

Innovation Society Can Trust; New Techologies, New Challenges

Seminar, 7 June 2018, London

New technologies  provide new opportunities and will bring with them new challenges for companies and their CSR, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs teams. Innovations in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, biotechnology, nanotechnology, internet of things, and robotics are now part of future business strategy for companies large and small, across all sectors. This seminar focused on the complex challenges:  technological,  social, environmenta, economic benefit  and ethical.

Envisioning the future of transformative technologies Stakeholder Dialogue Case studies on automated vehicles and Internet of Things

Seminar, February 7, 2018, Brussel

Participants got together to discuss how RRI could support industry dealing with transformativetechnologies, such as automated vehicles or Internet of Things and how to better address ethical and societal aspects of their products, like:

  • How to develop responsible innovations that take in to account societal needs and could find
    broad consensus within society?
  •  Which activities can be undertaken for the integration of RRI along the whole R&I value
    chain? How to involve stakeholders?
  • What are the possible economic consequences for industry in terms of RRI adoption (or nonadoption)?

Setting the Agenda of RRI in Industry... with a Focus on Nano and Synthethic Biology Technologies

Stakeholder Dialogue, 20-21 November 2017, Berlin

With the aim of setting the agenda of RRI in industry, the dialogue focused on several RRI principals such as engagement, ethics and open access. How such principals can be fostered or introduced in industry?

The Future of Technology: Putting Responsible Innovation into Practice

Workshop, 12th-13th April 2017, Brussels

How can technologists carry out their research in a way that displays awareness of ethical, legal, and social issues? What principles and tools in this area are the most productive? At this event we brought together those involved in research and those examining the value of responsibility in research and innovation, and seek to identify practical ways of aligning new technologies with social need. Partcipants included representativesof Colorobbia (Nanotechnology), RDM Group (automated cars), and Bisigodos (synthetic biology), as well as researchers from the universities of Warwick, Delft, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

PRISMA: Responsible Research & Innovation in Industry

From pilots to CEN-standard  

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.   

Based on the experience with  eight pilots and consultations with industry and standard organization, PRISMA initiated an upcoming  CEN  (European Committee for Standardization) standard for companies aiming at developing a strategy for Responsible Innovation.

This  standard (also known as RRI-Roadmap)   is aligned with existing standards and policies on risk and innovation management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR), such as the standards ISO 26000, ISO 9001, ISO 31000, ISO 56000.

 

Latest Updates

 

PRISMA Roadmap

Based on the experience with  eight pilots and consultations with industry and standard organization, PRISMA developed a practical guideline and standards for companies aiming at developing a strategy for Responsible Innovation.

The RRI-Roadmap methodology is aligned with existing standards and policies on risk and innovation management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR), such as the standards ISO 26000, ISO 9001, ISO 31000, ISO 56000.

Jointly with CEN, the European Committee for Standardization,  further steps will be initiated regarding the roadmap. See also our press statement.

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.

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.