Responsible Innovation

Responsible Research and Innovation

KOYS Lab’ interests are aligned with the key targets and perspectives of Responsible Research and Innovation.

Following the definition adopted by the European Commission, the responsible research and innovation is an approach that anticipates and assesses potential implications and societal expectations with regard to research and innovation, with the aim to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation.


Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) implies that societal actors (researchers, citizens, policy makers, business, third sector organisations, etc.) work together during the whole research and innovation process in order to better align both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society.

In practice, RRI is implemented as a package that includes multi-actor and public engagement in research and innovation, enabling easier access to scientific results, the take up of gender and ethics in the research and innovation content and process, and formal and informal science education.

KOYS Lab is very active in the field of RRI methodology.

Among scientific contribution, during the Eu-SPRI Forum Conference 2014, KOYS Lab discussed about ‘Exploring the boundaries of RRI in the international arena of European innovation initiatives’, a study suggesting a methodology to support the implementation of RRI within the international arena of innovation activities by applying a “find and fill the gaps” strategy for cross-disciplinary cooperation among technology and social sciences, forecast the potential impact of new means and areas of cooperation.