RRI Tool: Trusted Environment

A way to share knowledge about safety

The Trusted Environment is a useful tool to share knowledge during the innovation process. Innovation is a complex process with much uncertainty. To come up with a working and safe product can be challenging. Especially when you are a pioneer and guidance in safety protocols do not yet exist. Sharing knowledge and information about safety aspects by different actors – e.g. other innovators and regulators – early in the innovation process can help you make a safe product. This tool guides you in creating a safe (technical) environment for sharing information and data. Originally developed for actors involved in nanotechnology, the tool is also applicable to other technologies.

When to Use This Tool

When there is a need to share information (regarding safety) to advance knowledge necessary to further safe innovations.

How to Use This Tool

Information to be added.

Tool Categories

Place of application: Quality, Research, Safety
Purpose of tool: Technical Advice

Tool Developed By

Required Investment

Large: Building relations and trust costs time.

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

  • Early identification of safety issues
  • Finding solutions to safety issues.

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.