EU H2020 grant for PRISMA

Nieuws - 01 februari 2016 - Webredactie TBM

TPM received a European research grant for PRISMA, a Responsible Research Innovation (RRI) project conducted together with colleagues from the faculty of Applied Sciences and other international universities and institutes. PRISMA stands for ‘Piloting Responsible Research Innovation in Industry: a roadmap for tranSforMAtive technologies’.

There is now only limited experience with RRI in industry and there is also limited evidence of the added value of opening up the innovation process in industry for social engagement and gender considerations.

RRI pilot projects

In the PRISMA project, eight RRI pilot projects will be carried out in a real-world industry context. To establish the added value of the RRI approach and the gender dimension in and for industry, the team will assess pilot projects on a number of product and process RRI dimensions and compare the score of the pilots on the relevant RRI dimensions with the score of similar projects in the same companies in which the RRI approach has not been followed. The team will focus on implementing RRI for some of the major technological challenges in the EU including nanotechnology, synthetic biology, Internet of Things and self-driving or automated cars.

Corporate Social Responsibility

The pilots aim at integrating RRI in the Corporate Social Responsibility policies of the participating companies. The project will result in a RRI-CSR roadmap for transformative technologies which will be widely disseminated through the partner’s extensive industry network, and through industry branch and CSR organizations.

An important means of dissemination will be a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on RRI in industry. The dissemination is expected to lead to a better uptake of RRI approaches by industry and will also contribute to the competiveness of the European industry.

Involved TPM researchers are Ibo van de Poel, Jeroen van den Hoven and Joost Groot Kormelink.