RRI – SIS2017- MARINA International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society

2017-09-25 - 2017-09-26 All day

MARINA International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society
RRI-SIS2017
Rome 25-26 September 2017

Find here the RRI - SIS 2017 Conference Final programme.

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rri-sisThe scientific research is more and more addressing a holistic and multidisciplinary approach in the perspective of the Responsible Research and Innovation, aiming to anticipate and assess Implications and societal expectations and to foster the design of inclusive and sustainable research and innovation. Many researchers, European initiatives and projects in different domains and contexts already started to address Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) principles and themes, but in the last years a wide discussion is arising on these topics that requires to systematically share information and knowledge.

The annual conferences organised within the activities of the MARINA project  are  the best occasion to reach and federate diverse targeted RRI groups and discuss with them case studies and experiences on RRI principles and themes starting from the marine domain, but not limited to it. These conferences are launched also for reinforcing the RRI community identity to be built according to the final resolution of  the conference of Rome in 2014 "SIS-RRI: Science, Innovation and Society: achieving Responsible Research and Innovation".

The International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society (RRI-SIS2017) is the first annual conference of the MARINA project that aims at presenting the cases studies highlighting environmental preservation, RRI issues, principles and topics related with the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation is relatively recent and it is part of the Europe 2020 strategy with the objective to promote a vision for a stronger collaboration among social, natural and physical scientists, societal actors and citizens in order to achieve a wider dimension of science and innovation and improve the role of society in environmental preservation. With this focus the conference will cover and systematise these themes and will help fill the gap in the present literature.

 The conference overall aim is to establish, organise and activate a Responsible Research and Innovation communitywhich involves scientists and societal actors working together during the whole research and innovation process with the common goals of aligning both the process and its outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of the society and integrating citizens visions, needs and desires into science and innovation. Case studies and experiences will be collected and presented in the conference proceedings so providing an overview of several cases and experiences on Responsible Research and Innovation performed in several past and running projects on RRI.

The proceedings will be composed of the following sections:

  • Governance, Public engagement and Inclusion in the responsible R&D and Innovation process
  • RRI actions in science education and communication
  • Gender and Ethical issues in RRI initiatives
  • Sustainability of RRI processes

There is time until the 15th of July to submit papers, following the instructions provided for within the official website of the RRI - SSI 2017 - International Conference on Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society  - to be held in Rome, Italy on September 25-26, 2017.  The Conference Proceedings will be published by Springer in SpringerBriefs in Research and Innovation Governance” series.

RRI-SIS important dates

  • May 10, 2017: Deadline for workshop proposal
  • July 15, 2017: Deadline for paper submission
  • July 30, 2017: Notification of acceptance
  • August 15, 2017: Submission deadline for the final version of the Papers 
  • September 25-26, 2017: RRI-SIS2017 Conference

Related upcoming events

  • 2018-07-10 All day

    MARINA Workshop
    How can Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) enable Blue Growth initiatives? A hands-on approach and roadmap

    ESOF 2018, 10 July,  8.45 am - 10.00 am
    Toulouse

    MARINA will be conducting a workshop at EuroScience Open Forum - ESOF 2018, the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe.

    MARINA workshop, titled “How can Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) enable Blue Growth initiatives? A hands-on approach and roadmap” will showcase lessons learned and best practices from 34 local and 8 international mobilisation and mutual learning European workshops from the EU-funded RRI-project MARINA.
    The MARINA workshops have actively engaged more than 1100 actors and stakeholders from policy, science, business, NGOs/ CSOs and society to debate and define actionable roadmaps of how to embed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in Blue Growth topics. The topics cover blue energy, sustainable tourism, coastal urban development, aquaculture, fisheries, marine litter, re-invigorating old harbours, deep sea mining and nanotechnology. All these activities have resulted in a collection of lessons learned and best practices for applying RRI, participatory approach and stakeholder engagement. This collection has been boiled down into the RRI Roadmap for Blue Growth and beyond.
    The workshop will be highly participative testing the RRI Roadmap for Blue Growth and Nanotechnology. Participants in groups will test the RRI-Roadmap and compete or collaborate to achieve Blue Growth initiatives using RRI. Each group will be given limited RRI resources and it will be required to compete and/ or collaborate with other groups in achieving a concise RRI common approach. At the end of the participatory exercise, the workshop facilitator will collect experiences from the participant-groups and draw conclusions. The workshop will continue with short "fire" presentations from MARINA and other EU-funded RRI-related projects for discussing and consolidating how RRI can enable Blue Growth.
    The workshop will end by sharing a summary of policy-oriented RRI initiatives based on the MARINA European policy survey and experiences from engaging multi-disciplinary actors in blue growth and nanotechnology initiatives. The RRI Roadmap and its best practices do not only relate to marine fields but to any business-science-policy societal challenge field such as nanotechnology.

    Speakers: GIN Iwona - Nausicaa, Centre National de la Mer, CIRA Manuel - World Ocean Network, RAICEVICH Sasa - Italian Institute of Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), SANDERS Robert - EBN, THEODOTOU SCHNEIDER Xenia - XPRO Consulting Limited.

    Visit the ESOF 2018 website and get more info.

  • 2018-09-17 All day

    Marine Responsible Research and Innovation in Science, Innovation and Society
    RRI-SIS MARINA 2018
    Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia, 17-19 September 2018

    The second annual conference of the MARINA project aims at presenting cases studies highlighting examples where the implementation of RRI dimensions, principles and topics, made a difference in the impact of the research and innovation in the context of the H2020 societal challenges.

    Specific themes of interest to RRI-SIS MARINA 2018 include but are not limited to:
    • Tourism and coastal cities
    • Pollution caused by human and sea pressures
    • Fisheries and aquaculture
    • Renewable energy (wave, wind, tidal)
    • Marine changes caused by climate
    • Marine Biotech
    • Sea Transportation
    • Deep Sea Mining

    The submitted papers are encouraged to discuss the specific theme(s) of marine challenges in the perspective of: Governance, Public engagement and Inclusion in the RRI process; Science education and communication in RRI actions; Gender and Ethical issues in RRI initiatives; Sustainability of RRI processes.

    Important Dates

    • July 10, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission
    • July 20, 2018: Deadline for paper submission
    • August 102018: Notification of acceptance
    • August 31, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers
    • September 2, 2018: deadline for conference registration
    • September 17, 2018: RRI-SIS MARINA Conference

    Find all details on the #MARINARRI2018 Conference and Call for Papers on the 2018 MARINA Conference website.

  • 2018-09-18 All day

    "How to institutionalize the Responsible Research and Innovation approach: from theory to reality"

    Science Centre AHHAA in Tartu, Estonia, 18 September 2018

    "Towards RRI Practices and Policies" (TRRIP 2018) is a conference organised by the H2020 MARINA project in conjunction with research institutions and policy-making bodies, aims at collecting contributions focusing on actions required to improve evidence-based policymaking related to coastal areas and seas with a specific focus on what RRI could contribute and what role institutionalisation of RRI dimensions by public administrations and research institutions could play to improve evidence-based policymaking.

    Evidence shown by practical case-studies, lessons-learned and best practices adopted in supporting and applying evidence-based policy-making through RRI mechanisms and its institutionalisation by policy makers, public administrators and research institutions are sought to improve knowledge about which drivers, efforts, means and instruments could improve and institutionalise the participative collaboration of all social actors into the research and innovation process.

    The ambitious outcome of the event is the definition of recommendations for improvement of evidence-based policy making for seas and coastal zones through RRI-mechanisms, and furthermore how this improvement could be institutionalised. The positive feedback arising from the actual implementation of RRI for evidence-based policy making could strengthen political commitment to RRI implementation by increasing demand from society for such an approach.

    Specific themes of interest to RRI-Public Practices 2018 include but are not limited to:

    • Evidence-based policy-making for seas and coastal zones;

    • Conceptualisation of the science-policy interface with respect to evidence-based policy-making;

    • Impact and use of scientific data and knowledge in policy-making;

    • Knowledge coproduction and co-creation with stakeholders, scientists and policy makers;

    • Benefits and implementation of public engagement in Research and Innovation;

    • New models of governance in public administrations and research institutions related to the RRI concept;

    • Gaps, barriers, lessons learnt and best practices on institutionalizing the RRI related approaches for evidence-based policy-making;

    • Drivers for institutionalizing relevant RRI mechanisms in evidence-based policy making;

    • Experiences and recommended actions to embed RRI in the organisational procedures of public administrations and/or research institutions;

    • Change Management Approaches for institutionalising RRI.

    Important Dates

    •        July 10, 2018: Deadline for abstract submission

    •         July 20, 2018: Deadline for paper submission

    •         August 10, 2018: Notification of acceptance

    •        August 31, 2018: Submission deadline for the final version of the papers

    •        September 2, 2018: deadline for conference registration

    •        September 18, 2018: RRI-SIS TRRIPP Conference

    Policy workshop

    The conference will also host a 3 hours policy workshop on RRI implementation in public institutions with the participation of policy makers, RRI implementers and practitioners.

    Find all details on the TRRIP 2018  Conference and Call for Papers on the  Conference website.