RRI Tool: Stage-Gate Model ®

Structuring the innovation process while balancing economic and non-economic criteria

The Stage-gate model ® helps to manage the innovation process from ‘idea to launch’. The innovation process is divided in stages, of activities leading to deliverables, and gates where business evaluations are made as well as decisions to continue or stop. The gates provide set moments where economic and non-economic criteria determine subsequent innovation steps. Responsible innovation processes balances non-economic and economic criteria, as safety. From the start, the Stage-gate model® helps to place both economic and non-economic criteria at the heart of the intermittent decisions to come to a viable and safe product. Originally developed as an investment decision tool, it is applied to safe product development in nanotechnology. This approach can be easily adapted to other industries and dimensions.

When to Use This Tool

When you want to structure your innovation process balancing economic and non-economic criteria along the way.

How to Use This Tool

A clear step by step process with set criteria balancing risks, benefits and costs. This is the link to the official site of Stage-Gate ® Innovation Consultants.

Tool Categories

Place of application: Management, Research
Purpose of tool: Structural Change

Tool Developed By

Required Investment

Large/substantial – involves incorporation in overall innovation management process.

Expertise Needed

Expertise level required when you do it yourself:

  • Not applicable

External support:

  • Facilitator is needed to guide you through the whole process of self-assessment
  • Consultant can advise and help you with the implementation
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Expected Results

  • A manageable clear innovation process with specified criteria. to move along the process.
  • A product that is viable from a business perspective.

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.