NewHoRRIzon is a project that aims at further integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the research and innovation systems on national and international levels. The concept of RRI is an approach that intends to bridge gaps between science, research and innovation communities and society at large by fostering more inclusive, anticipatory, open and responsive research and innovation systems.

In this frame, multiple stakeholders (from research, business, policy making, education and civil society) are involved in research and innovation on the project and system level to better align its processes and outcomes with the values, needs, and expectations of society. A first big step was the operationalisation of RRI into the following six key elements: ethics, gender equality, governance, public engagement, science education and open access.

Amongst the objectives of the project are to foster the integration of RRI into European, national and local Research and Innovation practice and funding, organise 19 Social Labs and co-create pilot actions and activities and develop narratives and storylines based on the experience from these pilots, develop and disseminate a concept of Societal Readiness of Technology (= Societal Readiness Levels), raise awareness on Responsible Research and Innovation and mainstream RRI best practices and NewHoRRIzon results, provide results on how to better integrate RRI into the next European Framework Programme and create an RRI Network including the national funding agencies and develop an RRI community starting with an RRI Ambassadors programme.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. For more information on the project, refer to the designated website of NewHoRRizon.

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