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Below is a list of EU project regarding RRI  (last update: July 2019)



A. EU projects on RRI in Industry/SME’s


    The project explores how private corporations can conduct their research and innovation activities responsibly.
    The project aims to support Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in three emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive manner.
  • KARIM (
    KARIM is the Knowledge Acceleration and Responsible Innovation Meta-network, a European project that aimed to develop transnational connections between universities, innovation-support agencies and SMEs, with a focus on responsible innovation


B. EU funded RRI process oriented projects: communication/research/governance/awareness


  • RRI-ICT Forum
    The project aims at analysing, supporting and promoting the contribution of Social Sciences and Humanities to, and the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach in ICT research and innovation under H2020.
    The goal of the Responsibility project is to develop a virtual observatory for enhancing the interaction among research outcomes and policy making, incorporating the full potential of scientific achievements in the policy development and implementation.
    The Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education (EnRRICH) project will improve the capacity of students and staff in higher education to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to support the embedding of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in curricula by responding to the research needs of society as expressed by civil society organisations (CSOs).
    The aim of the HEIRRI project (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation) is to start the integration of RRI within the formal and informal education of future scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R+D+i process.
    Design activities that foster the involvement of students and the public in the process of RRI. The consortium aims to raise awareness on RRI by increasing pupils’ content knowledge about research.
  • ENGAGE2020 (
    The goal of Engage2020 is to increase the use of engagement methods and policies by mapping what is practiced and spreading awareness of the opportunities amongst researchers, policymakers and other interested parties.
  • GREAT(
    The GREAT project aims to develop an empirically based and theoretically sound model of the role of responsible research and innovation governance and investigate the characteristics of responsible practices.
    The project dealt with the the participation of civil society organisations in the governance of research.
  • MoRRI
    The project’s objective is to provide scientific evidence, data, analysis and policy intelligence to support directly the Directorate General for Research and Innovation’s (DG-RTD) research funding activities and policy-making activities in relation with RRI.
  • Ark of Inquiry
    The project aims to foster RRI by teaching pupils core inquiry skills needed to evaluate the credibility and consequences of scientific research and by offering opportunities for pupils to engage with different societal actors involved in the research and innovation process.
    The project aims to foster a transition of the existing Research & Innovation system to a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) system.
    The project aims to develop a new understanding of communication, learning and engagement in universities and scientific institutions.
    The project has the objective to provide guidance on how to encourage engagement of citizens and third sector organizations, such as non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
    and civil society organizations (CSOs), in Europe’s research and innovation processes.
    The project aims to foster adherence to high ethical standards in research globally and to counteract the practice of “Ethics dumping” or the application of double standards in research.

c. Other related domain-specific projects

    The CANVAS Consortium – Constructing an Alliance for Value-driven Cybersecurity – aims to unify technology developers with legal and ethical scholar and social scientists to approach the challenge how cybersecurity can be aligned with European values and fundamental rights.
  • NanoDiode|
    The project establishes a coordinated programme for outreach and dialogue throughout Europe with the aim to support the effective governance of
    Project which aims to contribute to the introduction of RRI in neuro-enhancement (NE) in the European Area. The project will involve different stakeholders and will promote a broad societal dialogue about neuro-enhancement.
    The ResAGorA project aims at doing extensive  research about existing RRI governance across different scientific and technological areas, continuous monitoring of  RRI  trends and developments in selected countries, and constructive negotiations and deliberation between key stakeholders.
  • SMART-map– The project will define and implement concrete roadmaps for the responsible development of technologies and services in three key time-changing fields: precision medicine, synthetic biology and 3D printing in biomedicine. SMART-map draws explicitly on the work of Res-AGorA.
    Mobilization and mutual learning action plan (MMLAP) for RRI in synthetic biology.  The goal is to establish an open dialogue between stakeholders concerning synbio’s potential benefits and risks, and to explore possibilities for its collaborative shaping on the basis of public participation.
  • PIER
    Pier (Public involvement with an Exhibition on Responsible research and innovation) is a RRI project dedicated to European research on the Sea.
    This  project has as  objective to familiarize and engage European citizens with the concept and practice of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) through the topic of technology shifts in health and medicine.




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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.