RRI Tool: KARIM Assessment Matrix

A Responsible Innovation Quick-Scan

The Karim assessment matrix instantly helps you gain insight in where you are with regard to the social, environmental and economical impact of your company and the way in which you have organised your processes. Apply it to your research and innovation process(es) and your strengths and the areas in which you can make progress are pointed out. This will help you to decide what you would like to improve.

When to Use This Tool

When you would like to know how you are doing on responsible innovation criteria

How to Use This Tool

Go through the following steps with  preferably your team:

1. Selection of relevant topics.
2. Description of the current situation.
3. Improvements are considered.
4. Possible obstacles are identified.
5. Resources needed are pointed out.

More elaborate guidance can be found here

Tool Categories

Place of application: CSR, Management, Research
Purpose of tool: Inspiration & Guidance

Tool Developed By

Required Investment

  • 4 hours to fill in the scan.
  • The subsequent actions can take considerable time depending on your ambitions

Expertise Needed

Expertise level required when you do it yourself:

  • Novice

External support:

  • No external support needed, you can do it yourself.
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Expected Results

A clear diagnosis on the social, environmental and economical impact of your innovation process. Provides a starting point to chose your focus for (continuing) your journey to improve the social impact of your innovation(s).

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.