VA appointed chair of EC’s Advisory Group on SwafS

VA’s Director of Research, Maria Lindholm, has been elected Chair of the European Commission’s Advisory Group for the Science with and for Society programme, SwafS in 2016-17. The EC’s Advisory Groups represent a broad constituency of stakeholders and are consultative entities with the task of giving strategic and consolidated advice to the Commission services during the preparation of the Horizon 2020 work programmes.

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Get inspired: responsible, research and innovation in practice

An eco simulation game for children, a municipal project developing a food policy for the city of Milan, a British company promoting the employment of people with autism and a French programme tackling water challenges in the Acquitaine region. What do they all have in common? They are all examples of responsible research and innovation in practice.

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Svenska exempel på RRI inspirerar Europa

Vad har ett spel för barn om hållbar utveckling, ett projekt för matpolicy i Milano, ett brittiskt företag som uppmuntrar anställning av människor med autism, och ett franskt program för att möta vattenutmaningar, gemensamt? Jo, de är alla exempel på hur man kan åstadkomma ansvarsfull forskning och innovation, RRI.

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A chance to create better innovations and new markets − results of a European RRI stakeholders’ consultation

The European project “RRI Tools” has been set up in order to empower all actors to contribute their share to a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), built with and for society. Significant opportunities for businesses and scientists could come from Responsible Research and Innovation, according to the findings of a series of 27 workshops organised by “RRI Tools” in 24 countries, gathering a total of 411 participants from 5 stakeholder groups – researchers, business and industry, policy-makers, civil society organisations, and education community.

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