What is Responsible Research and Innovation?

Responsible Research & Innovation is a genius concept developed by the European Commission for the governance of research and innovation processes with a view on the (ethical) acceptability, sustainability and societal desirability of the innovation process and its marketable products . It aims to shape, maintain, develop, coordinate an align existing and novel research and innovation-related processes, actors and responsibilities with a view to ensuring desirable and acceptable research outcomes

What is Responsible Research and Innovation Learning?

In the EU Framework programmes, there were and are projects focusing on related training needs. But there is no substantial attempt observable to develop (continuous) higher education programmes supporting the implementation of this concept and the respective reorganisation processes in universities, research centres, research and innovation oriented enterprises and public authorities. Our project pretends to fulfil this gap through the co-creation of higher education modules between different research and innovation actors. RRIL will especially focus on public engagement, gender equality and ethics (in the knowledge fields Energy and Economy) co-creating learning modules and testing them in innovative environments based on interactive real-problem approaches.


RRIL is based on analysis of the degree of implementation of RRI in the Innovation systems of the partner countries: Finland, Poland and Spain complemented by literature review. This is the starting point of a co-creation and open innovation processes giving a prominent role to the practitioners considering them as a knowledgeable and critical partner in designing and implementation of the learning means. The co-creation is conceived as an informed learning among different kinds of stakeholders paving the way for knowledge exchange between them.

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Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union (2018-1-ES01-KA203-050890)

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.