RRI Tool: Matter Principles of Responsible Innovation

Find out what it means to be a responsible innovator

Matter’s Principles of Responsible Innovation can kick-start the conversation about societal impacts in your company. Innovative companies are important to society, both in terms of positive and negative impacts. As a responsible innovator you want to pursue positive impacts while reducing the negative impacts. This tool makes you acquainted with critical areas to consider and give concrete suggestions on how to advance the desirable behaviours that will strengthen your trustworthiness and your confidence as a responsible innovator.

When to Use This Tool

When you would explore and pursue responsible innovation

How to Use This Tool

  • Using this by yourself or in a workshop to explore and get inspiration.
  • Chose, elaborate and extend your actions to become a more responsible innovator by using the RRI checklist as a starting point.

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Required Investment

  • Small-Large
  • The orientation itself may take up to 4 hours.
  • Next depending on the focus areas and the subsequent process the time investment may be considerable. Building trustworthiness cost time.

Expertise Needed

Expertise level required when you do it yourself:

  • Novice

External support:

  • Facilitator can be needed to guide you through the whole process of self-assessment
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Expected Results

  • Knowing the meaning of responsible innovation.
  • Building trustworthiness.
  • Working towards products that incorporate societal values and anticipate and take care of societal needs.

This can increase your market share.

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.