Funding source
European Commission – Horizon 2020

January 2020 to December 2022

Project information
Thematic keywords

  • Innovation policies
  • Responsible Research and Innovation
  • Smart Specialisation
  • Smart Cities
  • Energy
  • Transport

Methodological keywords

  • Data collection, mapping, analysis & regional benchmarking
  • Public participation, innovation ecosystems & capacity building
  • Scenario building and development
  • Communication, dissemination & exploitation

Project narrative

One of the most pressing and complicated issues for EU regions is that of designing and developing regional innovation policies that promote sustainable development, societal inclusion and citizen participation under a framework of democratic governance.

RRI2SCALE aims to foster this process in four pilot EU regions by empowering the regional ecosystems and boosting their future development trajectories in the Research & Innovation (R&I) domain. The project’s pilot actions are operationalised upon a triple scheme of “smart cities – transport – energy”, all of which are considered institutional vehicles for sustainable growth. The ultimate end is to introduce a new democratic model of governance in the regional R&I ecosystems.

Seeking to embed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) processes into the current R&I ecosystems, we are responsible for mapping and understanding societal signals that exist within the selected regions. We are also responsible for the design of the communication strategy and leading the project’s communication activities.

Related publications
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