What is co-Responsible Research & Innovation?

The FoTRRIS Context

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is an approach that anticipates and assesses potential implications of research outputs, with the aim to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation in line with societal expectations.

For the FoTRRIS project, responsible research and innovation is a collaborative activity that starts from the very beginning, and has chosen to add the prefix ‘co’ to the acronym RRI. As such, the process implemented in the transition arenas will be designed in an entirely collaborative manner.

FoTRRIS Objectives & Expected Results

RRI Standards

An in-depth analysis of EU research and innovation systems will be performed in order to define best practices, methods and standards.

RRI Tools

Specific tools will be designed to foster collaboration between researchers, businesses, citizens and policy-makers. An open web-based platform will coordinate co-RRI networks in Europe.

Transition Arenas

Transition arenas and competence cells supporting the transition towards RRI systems will be established in 5 countries, with the aim to co-solve challenges in resource scarcity.

Policy Guidelines

Concrete policy recommendations and guidelines for RRI will be developed, resulting from the transition experiments and the inputs gathered throughout the project.



Transition Experiments


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D1.1 RRI Concepts, Practices, Barriers and Potential Levers
D1.2 Conceptual Framework
D5.1 Project website – available upon request
D5.3 Communication and Dissemination Plan – available upon request
D6.2 Quality Assurance Plan – available upon request

Transition Experiments will be carried out in 5 countries

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7 partners from 6 countries

FoTRRIS is coordinated by VITO. The consortium comprises two research centres, two universities, two SMEs and one European network platform.

The RRI community around Europe


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research & Innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 665906.
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