Definitions of RRI debated during EWI-focus on Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)”event

On 6th of September 2016 the FoTRRIS project and its concept was presented in Brussels for a wide range of stakeholders (academia, business, public services and civil society organisations) during the EWI-focus 22 event “Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)” co-organised by the Flemish Department of Economy, Science and Innovation (EWI), the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the

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Can RRI do the trick?

PRESS RELEASE The EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) was hosted this year by Manchester (UK), from 24 to 27 July 2016. One of the five main topics was RRI[1]. This press release presents a rapid overview of ESOF and more specifically the outcomes of one session which featured six EU-funded RRI projects. ProGRreSS (PROmoting Global REsponsible research and Social and Scientific Innovation), Responsibility (Global

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FoTRRIS: on the way to Responsible Research and Innovation through transitional experiments

The second consortium meeting of the FoTRRIS project was held from 11-13 May 2016, after summarising the results received from more than 60 in-depth interviews on responsible research and innovations in the EU and initiating discussions on the implementation of transitional experiments in  Austria, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Hungary. Transitional experiments will test and validate the FoTRRIS concepts and collaborative tools for collaborative

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FoTRRIS presented at ‘II RRI Tools Madrid Symposium’

On 30 May 2016, the II RRI Tools Madrid Symposium was held at the Faculty of Computer Sciences (Complutense University of Madrid). RRI Tools is a research project funded by the European Commission in which RRI is seen as a concept that gathers all R&D actors and covers three key dimensions: results, processes and legislative aspects. After some communications related

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FoTRRIS at RRI Conference: RRI the problematic Quest for “Right” impacts

Marian Deblonde, FoTRRIS Project Coordinator, was invited on behalf of Dave Guston (Arizona State University), Andoni Ibarra (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU) and Andoni Eizagirre (Mondragon University) to the conference Responsible Research and Innovation – RRI the Problematic Quest for “Right” Impacts, held in Donostia, San Sebastian (Basque Country – Spain) from 10-11 March 2016. This event was co-organised by the Sánchez-Mazas Chair (UPV/EHU)

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Responsible research and innovation: building knowledge arenas for glocal sustainability research

Article authored by FoTRRIS Coordinator, Marian Deblonde ABSTRACT “In knowledge economies, the prevailing belief is that research and innovation are crucial for societal progress. The call for ‘responsible’ research and innovation is, however, an indication that the link between science and technology on the one hand and societal progress on the other is less unequivocal than many would like to think. This article wonders

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FoTRRIS attends Go4 final conference

Both  Zoltan Bajmocy from ESSRG (Hungary) and Marian Deblonde from VITO (Belgium) attended  the conference “RRI Shaping new Horizons: Responsible Research and Innovation in Europe and across the World,” which was held on 14 and 15 January 2016 in Brussels. The Go4 final conference presented key results of the 4 EU-funded FP7 projects: GREAT, Res-AGorA, ProGReSS and Responsibility. Marian Deblonde gives

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FoTRRIS Coordinator, Marian Deblonde, presents project in video


FoTRRIS attends “Shaping the RRI Toolkit – Experts Meeting” on 19-20 Nov 2015

The RRI Tools project is building a set of practical resources to disseminate, advocate, train, and implement Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Europe. These resources are integrated in a ‘Toolkit’. At this meeting, a diversity of ‘RRI-experts’ were invited to test the RRI-toolkit in development ( More information here on the event >


FoTRRIS project kicks off

The kick off meeting of FoTRRIS was held from 20-22 October 2015 officially marking the start of the  project. The seven partners met in Brussels to discuss the work to be performed during the 28 months of the project.  The main, common goal  of the consortium is to  foster a transition towards responsible research and innovation systems and to develop a particular vision

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