RRI Tool: Stakeholder Engagement

A 5-step approach

Stakeholder engagement can help you in 5 steps to set your ambition regarding stakeholder engagement and working towards this by defining the stakeholders, how to engage them and then act accordingly. Stakeholders can play all sorts of roles during your innovation processes. From providing information on their needs and values to co-designing the products or even co-managing your innovation trajectories. So it’s important to engage them according to what you see fit.

When to Use This Tool

When you want a comprehensive approach of stakeholder engagement.

How to Use This Tool

A step-by-step approach starting from a vision on stakeholder engagement identifying relevant stakeholders (see also tool – stakeholder mapping) and suitable engagement mechanisms. Subsequently conducting the engagement itself, leading to an action plan with the gained findings, insights and agreements from the engagement

Required Investment

Depending on the level of ambition

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 vision on stakeholder engagement.
  • An elaboration of this vision into actions to engage the stakeholders each according to their specified engagement mechanism.
  • Collaboration with stakeholders tailored to the mutual needs, wishes and capabilities.

This can contribute to innovations that meet values and needs of society and may influence 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.