Responsible Research and Innovation

The Context

Our Vision

FoTRRIS was a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program ‘Science with and for Society’ (grant agreement no 665906). The project started in October 2015 and lasted until September 2018. Its main objective was to develop and introduce new governance practices to co-design transdisciplinary Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) project concepts that are attuned to local needs, values and opportunities, and that mobilize and connect local stakeholders.

Europe’s Horizon 2020 program includes RRI as a key action and measures are being taken to promote its uptake. According to the EU, RRI implies that societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations, etc.) work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society. In practice, RRI is implemented as a package that includes multi-actor and public engagement in research and innovation, enabling easier access to scientific results, the take up of gender and ethics in the research and innovation content and process, and formal and informal science education. More information on RRI and co-RRI, the concept introduced by the FoTRRIS consortium, can be found in this position paper.

The deliverables and other output of the project can found when clicking here.

Fotrris process

Where we are in the project…

Co-RRI concept development


Transition arena & competence cell design


Online collaboration platform development


Transition experimentations


Validation & outreach workshop


Policy recommendations and guidelines preparation