Project Events

Innovation Meets Sustainability & Responsibility

Final PRISMA Conference, Brussels, 27 June 2019

PRISMA has developed a road map/methodology  to integrate values, societal impact, safety, sustainability and trust in the innovation policies of companies. The structured methodology is the result  of eight pilots in companies that are all active in upcoming  technologies (nanotechnologies, synthetic biology, Internet of things, and autonomous vehicles). The methodology  – and a number of examples-  will be presented in this final event of the PRISMA project.


Go to Registration (compulsory). More information: Maria Maia (ITAS-KIT). e-mail: [email protected]

A roadmap to Foster Social Value in Business, Research and Innovation Strategies

Co-Creation Dialogue, 30-31 October 2018, Milan

The event will provide an opportunity to discuss and shape the contents of the RRI/CSR roadmap, that will be based on the outcomes of the PRISMA RRI case studies at industrial level, by other stakeholders’ experiences on strategic and structural changes aiming to implement RRI and the analysis and discussion of existing CSR tools and initiatives. Emphasis will be given also to existing norms, standards and best practices in the field of innovation and social responsibility, crucial to bring products to the market place. The Co-creation Dialogue will explore the extent to which a roadmap can contribute to responsible innovation and business strategy, in particular when it comes to transformative technologies, such as nanotechnologies, synthetic biology, Internet of Things, and autonomous vehicles.

Innovation Society Can Trust; New Techologies, New Challenges

Seminar, 7 June 2018, London

New technologies are providing new opportunities and will bring with them new challenges for companies and their CSR, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs teams. Innovations in the fields of Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, biotechnology, nanotechnology, internet of things, and robotics are now part of future business strategy for companies large and small, across all sectors. Complex challenges arise in using these technologies for social, environmental and economic benefit, and also in anticipating and responding to the ethical issues that arise from their use.

Setting the Agenda of RRI in Industry... with a Focus on Nano and Synthethic Biology Technologies

Stakeholder Dialogue, 20-21 November 2017, Berlin

With the aim of setting the agenda of RRI in industry, the dialogue will focus on several RRI principals such as engagement, ethics and open access. We hope to have a fruitful discussion on how such principals can be fostered or introduced in industry.

The Future of Technology: Putting Responsible Innovation into Practice

Workshop, 12th-13th April 2017, Brussels

How can technologists carry out their research in a way that displays awareness of ethical, legal, and social issues? What principles and tools in this area are the most productive? At this event we bring together those involved in research and those examining the value of responsibility in research and innovation, and seek to identify practical ways of aligning new technologies with social need. Those present will include representativesof Colorobbia (Nanotechnology), RDM Group (automated cars), and Bisigodos (synthetic biology), as well as researchers from the universities of Warwick, Delft, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.