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JERRI User Brief: Industry

Together towards sustainable long-term success

Pioneering actors coalitions are emerging to deliver solutions to societal problems using responsible innovation approaches. Together industry and applied research organisations like TNO and Fraunhofer can substantially contribute to and benefit from:

  • Generating new ideas by engaging a greater diversity of perspectives
  • Finding better solutions bysystematically reflectingon impacts
  • Creating new opportunities by harnessing open business models 
  • Strengthening internal governance by integrating ethical reflection 
  • Building reputation as responsible organisation by engaging with all societal actors

All in all, by being part of these coalitions we will secure sustainable long-term success and renew our collective social license to operate from society

Examples for successfully implemented responsible research and innovation projects are:

  • A canvas tool for assessing societal impacts 
  • Guidelines for identifying ethical issues and gender aspects 
  • A workshop format for supporting value based decision making 
  • A Citizen-Cafe format supporting citizens to put societal needs forth to science 
  • An online game for thinking through ethical dilemmas 
  • A repository for the publication of research data 
  • A toolbox with good practice examples for advancing gender equality in research organisations 
  • Six business models for creating value through open science approaches 
  • Fact sheets supporting researchers and their industry partners in integrating Open Access and Open Data into contract negotiations.

Nine experiences distilled from institutionalizing RRI practices and mindsets

  1. Don’t just add the new practices but proactively engage with established goals and narratives in the organization and position the new practices therein 
  2. Frame the institutionalization of RRI as a process of organizational change 
  3. Develop and use SMART 1 goals, to organize funding and support 
  4. Establish support within the organization, both formal and informal 
  5. Actively involve change agents, from both the inside and the outside 
  6. Organize a flexible process, to seize opportunities and deal with contingencies 
  7. Exchange lessons learnt within the project team and with others 
  8. Adapt the process to your organizational context for each RRI aspect 
  9. Create trusted spaces to allow deep diffusion of RRI mindsets and practices into the organizational culture Find the right balance between ambition and realism

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 709747.