Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation

The Project “Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (NewHoRRIzon)” sets out to promote the acceptance of RRI in Horizon 2020 (H2020) and beyond. It worked out the conceptual and operational basis to fully integrate RRI into European and national research and innovation (R&I) practice and funding. In order to accomplish this goal, NewHoRRIzon  established altogether 18 Social Labs that cover all sections of H2020.

Together with a wide-ranging group of R&I stakeholders, in these Social Labs, NewHoRRIzon co-created tailor-made pilot actions that stimulated an increased use and acceptance of RRI across H2020 and each of its parts. These pilot actions addressed a variety of R&I actors such as academia, business, non-university research institutes, research funding organisations, policy-makers on European, Member State and global level, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the general and specific public(s) as they arise from technological controversies.

Ultimately, the pilot actions contributed to R&I projects that fully recognise the significance of RRI.

NewHoRRIzon stimulated learning about how to accomplish RRI in H2020 and beyond in its Social Labs, in two cross-sectional workshops and two transdisciplinary conferences. It conceptualised and operationalised a Society Readiness Level (SRL) for R&I that focuses on the alignment between the processes and products of R&I on the one hand, and broader societal demands and expectations on the other.

What is in it for the Western Balkans?

The NewHoRRIzon project is now over after 4 years, but its 72 pilot actions, findings and policy briefs are still available. The following results are highlighted: virtual exhibition RRI.ex, the pilot action booklet, the Societal Readiness Thinking Tool (a presentation about this tool held at the CORRI forum is attached), resources on the project website, and a MOOC on the topic of RRI.

Grant agreement ID: 741402

Project type
  • H2020
Country of the coordinating institution
Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General
  • Humanities
  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
May 2017 - September 2021

Entry created by Elke Dall on June 8, 2022
Modified on June 8, 2022