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Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs

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Project "COMPASS" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
city: WIEN
postcode: 1020

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 Coordinator Country Austria [AT]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙505˙945 €
 EC max contribution 1˙499˙945 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.5.f. (Develop the governance for the advancement of responsible research and innovation by all stakeholders, which is sensitive to society needs and demands and promote an ethics framework for research and innovation)
 Code Call H2020-GARRI-2015-1
 Funding Scheme CSA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2019-04-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    WIRTSCHAFTSUNIVERSITAT WIEN AT (WIEN) coordinator 451˙437.00
3    DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY UK (LEICESTER) participant 246˙875.00
5    UCLAN CYPRUS LIMITED CY (LARNAKA) participant 156˙843.00
7    STICHTING B LAB EUROPE NL (AMSTERDAM) participant 55˙275.00


 Project objective

The challenge of the COMPASS project is to collect and deploy evidence on how RRI can be meaningfully integrated into extant innovation systems in European industry. COMPASS will pursue three overarching objectives: Providing evidence for better uptake of RRI in industrial R&D&I, fostering collaboration in three key innovation fields (healthcare, nanotechnology, ICT) and promoting responsible and sustainable R&D&I governance of highly innovative businesses. To achieve these objectives, COMPASS will build upon previous research and best practice cases on RRI, CSR and sustainable business models. It will involve industry, research and civil society in co-creation processes from very early on in order to ensure usefulness, feasibility and ownership of results among the target communities. The ultimate aim of the project will be to develop, pilot test and finalise an interactive online platform, the Responsible Innovation Compass. The platform will deploy RRI visions and roadmaps for the three innovation fields, a Responsible Innovation Self-Check Tool for SMEs as well as audio-visual training materials and tutorials, short thematic guides, additional resources and promotional materials. It will provide guidance and orientation tailored to the needs of innovative enterprises, particularly SMEs. COMPASS aims to substantially increase the evidence base for benefits of the inclusion of RRI into industrial R&D&I, through integrating findings of previous projects, systematically collating the extensive stock of knowledge dispersed across communities of practice, analysing empirical evidence on critical responsibility issues, success factors, and barriers for adoption of RRI in industry and pilot testing the added-value of all content of the project’s Responsible Innovation Compass. COMPASS will further explore improved business governance by facilitating co-creation of visions and roadmaps for RRI by stakeholders from industry, research and civil society.


List of deliverables.
Business & exploitation plan Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:58
Review and recommendations for revision of the Responsible Innovation Co-Creation method kit Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Responsible Innovation Lab Report & Roadmap 3 Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Responsible Innovation Compass Technical Specifications Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
User feedback and implementation report on Responsible Innovation roadmaps Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Peer-reviewed paper on implementation of RRI in the ICT industry in Wiley’s “Responsible Innovation” Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:58
Responsible Innovation Compass Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Comparative assessment report Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Review and recommendations for revision of the Responsible Innovation Self-Check Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Responsible Innovation Lab Report & Roadmap 2 Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Piloting and demonstration strategy (including testing protocols for usability testing) Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Book on benefits and incentives for mainstreaming RRI in industry Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:58
Responsible Innovation Self-Check Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Responsible Innovation Lab Report & Roadmap 1 Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Responsible Innovation Co-Creation Method Kit Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Peer-reviewed paper on implementation of RRI in the healthcare industry in the “Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics” Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:58
Peer-reviewed paper on implementation of RRI in the nanotechnologies industry in “Nanoethics” Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:58
Responsible Innovation Lab Methods Report Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Dissemination strategy Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Benchmark report & policy paper “Integration of the RRI approach into collaborative R&D&I and SME participation in European funded collaborative research in ICT, nanotechnology and healthcare” Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Data management plan Open Research Data Pilot 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Interview synthesis report “Success factors and barriers for mainstreaming RRI in SMEs” Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Stakeholder and multiplier engagement strategy Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Case study descriptions Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Project branding & communication materials Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-10-31 09:02:57
Synthesis report “Benefits, incentives and the business case for RRI in industry” Documents, reports 2019-10-31 09:02:57

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of COMPASS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Alexander Auer, Katharina Jarmai
Implementing Responsible Research and Innovation Practices in SMEs: Insights into Drivers and Barriers from the Austrian Medical Device Sector
published pages: 17, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: 10.3390/su10010017
Sustainability 10/2 2019-10-31
Involving Patients in Research? Responsible Research and Innovation in Small- and Medium-Sized European Health Care Enterprises
published pages: 144-152, ISSN: 0963-1801, DOI: 10.1017/s0963180118000488
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 28/1 2019-10-31
2018 Barbara Ribeiro, Lars Bengtsson, Paul Benneworth, Susanne Bührer, Elena Castro-Martínez, Meiken Hansen, Katharina Jarmai, Ralf Lindner, Julia Olmos-Peñuela, Cordula Ott, Philip Shapira
Introducing the dilemma of societal alignment for inclusive and responsible research and innovation
published pages: 316-331, ISSN: 2329-9460, DOI: 10.1080/23299460.2018.1495033
Journal of Responsible Innovation 5/3 2019-10-31

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