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NewHoRRIzon

Project number741402
Identification of programmeHorizon2020
Type of ActionCSA (Coordination and support action)
CallH2020-SwafS-2016-1
Duration48 months (May 1st 2017 – April 30th 2021)
EU contribution for TACR257 650 €
EU Reimbursement rate100 %
Total Project Budget6 799 943 €

The project summary:

The Project “Excellence in science and innovation for Europe by adopting the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (NewHoRRIzon)” sets out to promote the acceptance of RRI in Horizon 2020 (H2020) and beyond. It will work out the conceptual and operational basis to fully integrate RRI into European and national research and innovation (R&I) practice and funding. In order to accomplish this goal, NewHoRRIzon will establish altogether 18 Social Labs that cover all sections of H2020. Together with a wide-ranging group of R&I stakeholders, in these Social Labs, NewHoRRIzon will co- create tailor-made pilot actions that will stimulate an increased use and acceptance of RRI across H2020 and each of its parts. These pilot actions will address a variety of R&I actors such as academia, business, non-university research institutes, research funding organisations, policy-makers on European, Member State and global level, civil society organisations (CSOs) and the general and specific public(s) as they arise from technological controversies. Ultimately, the pilot actions to be developed and tested in the Social Labs will contribute to R&I projects that fully recognise the significance of RRI.

NewHoRRIzon will stimulate learning about how to accomplish RRI in H2020 and beyond in its Social Labs, in two cross-sectional workshops and two transdisciplinary conferences. It will conceptualise and operationalise a Society Readiness Level (SRL) for R&I that focuses on the alignment between the processes and products of R&I on the one hand, and broader societal demands and expectations on the other. Finally, NewHoRRIzon will use a variety of target-group specific strategies to disseminate best practises to promote acceptance of RRI across H2020 and generate long-term impact. For that it will use existing spaces and networks as well as create new ones.

Work packages:

WP1: Conceptual Framework and Methods
WP2: Excellent Science
WP3: Industrial Leadership
WP4: Societal Challenges
WP5: Diversity of Approaches
WP6: Society Readiness Level (SRL)
WP7: Lessons learnt and dissemination, communication and exploitation
WP8: Evaluation and overall narratives and storylines
WP9: Knowledge diffusion, project communication, and generation of long term impact
WP10: Project management and scientific coordination

Participating organizations:

  1. INSTITUT FUER HOEHERE STUDIEN – INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES (IHS),
    Austria – coordinator
  2. AARHUS UNIVERSITET (AU), Denmark
  3. Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy (VTT),Finland
  4. OESTERREICHISCHE FORSCHUNGSFOERDERUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH (FFG), Austria
  5. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN
    FORSCHUNG E.V. (Fraunhofer), Germany
  6. WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY (WU), Netherlands
  7. FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES (Sciences Po), France
  8. FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (TECNALIA), Spain
  9. UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM (UvA), Netherlands
  10. GENOK – SENTER FOR BIOSIKKERHET (GENOK), Norway
  11. EUROSCIENCE ASSOCIATION (EuroScience), France
  12. SIHTASUTUS EESTI TEADUSAGENTUUR (ETAg), Estonia
  13. TECHNOLOGICKA AGENTURA CESKE REPUBLIKY (TACR), Czech Republic
  14. ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH (ZSI), Austria
  15. VEREINIGUNG DEUTSCHER WISSENSCHAFTLER EV (FGS (VDW), Germany
  16. UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN (UL), Netherlands
  17. MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN (MIN EZ), Netherlands
  18. THE UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST INDIES U WI* (UWI), Jamaica
  19. COLEGIO MAYOR DE NUESTRA SENORA DELROSARIO CORPORACION SIN
    ANIMO DE LUCRO (UR), Colombia

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 741402.