CEN Workshop to establish a framework to develop long-term strategies (roadmaps) to innovate responsibly 

Research and Innovation (R&I) constantly lead to the development of new technologies, which can have significant impact on people’s everyday life, their communities and territories, the whole economy, society or the environment. The more these technologies enable improvements or change paradigms, the greater can be their impacts.

The complexity of the innovation eco-system and the normative context for new technologies increases the need for companies to develop long-term, socially attentive governance strategies for the development of innovative products.

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) provides a way to address the needs and concerns of people and society in order to develop processes, products and services aiming to positive societal impacts, guiding innovation towards sustainable development goals.

The aim of this CEN Workshop is to share and further develop the exemplar roadmap methodology developed by PRISMA (Piloting Responsible Research and Innovation in Industry), an EU funded project launched in 2016.

The Workshop’s goal is to design a practical guideline to help companies to approach and evaluate the most significant ethical, legal and social impacts expected by the development of their innovative products, and to identify an RRI vision and operative RRI actions to address them.

The Workshop participation will be open to all interested parties.

The proposer and secretariat holder of this workshop is UNI.

The kick-off meeting will be held on 27 June 2019 in Brussels (Fondation Universitaire - Rue d'Egmont 11, 1000 Bruxelles).

Interested parties can submit comments on the draft Project Plan via the 'Commenting form' (see below) and register to the Workshop by sending an email to the Workshop Secretary Ms Elena Mocchio (elena.mocchio@uni.com) by 20 June 2019.

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