Territorial Responsible
Research and Innovation and
Smart Specialisation

tetRRIS takes 4 regions/territories, their policymakers and stakeholders, on a journey through pilot experiments in Responsible Research and Innovation and Smart Specialisation. For tetRRIS, four pilot regions Tampere (FI); Karlsruhe (DE), Cantabria (ES), Szeged-Timisoara (RO/HU) have been selected and are central to the scientific research and associated policy recommendations seeking to address societal challenges at the local level.

In a nutshell, as theoretically the pilot regions are the space where R&I activities produce actual innovation, the project will support its pilot regions to make RRI integration possible within R&I territorial governance (Smart Specialisation). Overall, this approach aiming to ready regions for RRI integration in their TRISs, will be replicable and replicated to actors wider than the project regions through awareness raising and policy recommendations.”

Our partners

VTT (Finland)

Pirkanmaan Liitto (Finland)

Yaghma (Netherlands)

Fraunhoffer ISI (Germany)

Technology Region Karlsruhe (Germany)



EURADA (Belgium)

DARINNO (Hungary)

News & Events

Pilot regions and mapping exercise

Pilot regions and mapping exercise

A useful RRI mapping tool  To effectively integrate RRI into a territory, it is key to analyse the context of the research and innovation system of the area. The first step must therefore be to “map” the...

tetRRIS: the overall vision

tetRRIS: the overall vision

Implementing RRI in the territorial level  tetRRIS supports four European pilot territories in integrating RRI practices into their territorial research and innovation systems and development approaches. The project promotes mutual...

Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) – what exactly is it?

Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) – what exactly is it?

How to define it  Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) is an approach to research & innovation (R&I) that anticipates and assesses its potential implications and societal expectations of it in order to make inclusive and sustainable. RRI has been used...