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, Place of application: Management, Place of application: 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.

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).