Here you can find tetRRIS’ public deliverables. This section will be regularly updated: resources will be published online as soon as available.
This deliverables sets out a framework and a “mapping tool” to analyse regional innovation systems and the existing practice of RRI within them. The Deliverable provides a concise introduction to the concept of regional innovation systems, and to the concept of RRI. Particular attention is given to the different but overlapping ways RRI has been construed by different authors. The text discusses the relevance of RRI for regional innovation and development, and possible obstacles to integrating RRI into regional innovation and development practices, both at the system and the project level. On this basis, it then develops the “mapping tool”, an extended set of questions that scholars and practitioners can use to analyse the structures, workings and culture of a given region’s innovation system, both at the system and project level. The tool should enable analysts to understand the system’s and the projects’ structures, processes and goals, and allow them to identify to what extent RRI is already being de facto practiced in the region and in these projects, and where particular needs, challenges and problems exist that RRI might be able to help address.
VALIDATED MAPPING AND ANALYSIS FRAMEWORK
The TetRRIS project seeks to initiate pilot activities to strengthen local RRI practice in four European territories (Tampere Region in Finland, Karlsruhe Technology Region in Germany, Cantabria in Spain, and Csongrád-Csanád County in Hungary). As a first step in this process, the consortium partners prepared short reports on the different territories, to map the structure of the local territorial innovation systems, and the extent and nature of any pre-existing RRI (or RRI-like) activities found within them.
AND IDENTIFIED AREAS FOR
The following report includes four reports on region-specific challenges and identified areas for joint action (Deliverable 3.1). Based on the mapping reports for each pilot territory (Deliverable 2.2), respective literature review, interviews with regional experts and a first round of workshops, the objective of the report is to elaborate region-specific issues and challenges with a connection to RRI that could be addressed in the following pilot activities.
CONCRETE ACTION PLANS FOR PILOT INTERVENTIONS TO BE PURSUED UNDER WP4
This deliverable presents regional work plans for the advancement and uptake of responsibility and sustainability related targets and practices in regional policies and processes in our pilot regions: Cantabria, Karlsruhe, Tampere, and Szeged-Timisoara. In this process we have translated regional actors’ practical concerns into RRI related actions. The document presents what will be done to address territorial uptake of RRI in the context of ongoing or yet to be started activities in the pilot regions.
Mid-way through the implementation and execution of pilot actions in the four pilot regions (Task 4.2), the pilots each ran a short survey to collect their regions stakeholder impressions on work progress, the pilots perceived value, and remaining shortcomings. The survey and its findings are intended to help regional partners of TetRRIS project further improve the pilot actions for the coming period as well as to develop the long-term regional strategy.
The following sections explain how the survey was conducted, what it consisted of, and how it was assessed. Furthermore, it offers the survey results, comparisons between the perceived value of the actions in each region versus the actual action plans developed at the end of Work Package 3 (D3.2), and a description of how each pilot intends to proceed as a result of the survey’s findings.
DOCUMENTATION OF RESULTS PF SHORT SURVEY ON PERCEIVED BENEFITS AND SHORTCOMINGS
To broaden the bases of stakeholders interested in the TetRRIS project and pilot activities, promotional activities were carried out in regionally-specific manners, distinct and separate from the overall dissemination activities of the project. Reaching out to stakeholders that have not been yet directly involved, regional and scientific partners advertise the advantages of including RRI-related activities into general regional development agendas. These different types of communication materials can provide insights on tangible benefits for individual target groups as well as new options for developing future regional innovation strategies.
This deliverable presents the main activities undertaken until now within our project’s four pilot regions: Cantabria, Karlsruhe, Tampere, and Szeged-Timisoara. In this process, each region has executed the activities both laid out in past deliverables as well as those that were developed throughout the duration of work package 4. This document presents these pilot actions. Each pilot action is structured into fourdifferent sections that aim to promote a characterization of the participants enrolled, the activities, a narrative description of the pilot activity(s) and as a reflection on the process. The questions posed in this template are aimed to document the process as well as reflect on it.
FINAL DOCUMENTATION OF ACTIVITIES AND OUTCOMES UNDER THE INDIVIDUAL PILOTS
This Deliverable describes the approaches the different territories and TetRRIS partners took to this. It includes a chapter for each territory. The chapters briefly summarise the main content of the pilot activities launched in the respective territory, and discuss their impacts, including both direct and more indirect, wider changes in the regions they may have helped stimulate. Then the chapters discuss how the regional and scientific partners in the territory are seeking to ensure pilot continuation beyond TetRRIS.
CONCEPT FOR COTINUATION
TetRRIS POLICY LAB: BASELINE AND THEMATIC BRIEFS
This report establishes the guidelines for the design, development, and evaluation of the TetRRIS Policy Lab and information about the design, organize and preparation of the sessions (decisions over formats, schedules,
moderation techniques, participants etc.). To this aim, this document is structured in several sections. The first one explains the methodology employed in the lab, the second one is devoted to explaining the methodology applied in the TetRRIS Policy Lab, the third one exposes the criteria for establishing the content baseline and the last one is dedicated to the timing, planning and targeting group of the lab. There are also some annexes that provide additional information of these sections of this deliverable.
TetRRIS POLICY LAB REPORT
This deliverable provides a comprehensive narrative of the lab, including lessons learned from the experience. Originally planned as a four-session lab, its reconversion into three sessions lab positively helped to meet the goals proposed in WP5 as the three events were allocated with different objectives, contents, and dynamics.
This deliverable presents the key lessons that the regions of Cantabria (ES), Karlsruhe (DE), Tampere (FI), and Szeged-Timisoara (HU) gained through the pilot actions organized through the TetRRIS project. The main lessons for integrating RRI into regional innovation systems and development are presented, analysed, and validated by external stakeholders as the program comes to its end. Each region has executed the activities laid out in previously submitted deliverables as well as those that were developed throughout the implementation of work packages 4 and 5.
The objectives of the work were the following:
• Finalize documentation of activities and of outcomes conducted in each individual pilot regions.
• Unveil the concrete challenges that the local/regional stakeholders involved in the pilot actions face.
• Understand the environmental/social/economic and policy impact that the TetRRIs activities have had on addressing these local/regional challenges.
• Have external stakeholder evaluate the overall impact of the project for the regions.
KEY LESSONS FROM TetRRIS FOR INTEGRATING RRI INTO REGIONAL INNOVATION SYSTEMS AND DEVELOPMENT
This deliverable provides a suite of four policy briefs of the regions involved. It is setting out contextual barriers, challenges and drivers, tools for experimentation and RRI implementation, good practices to share and lessons learnt during the experiments and a set of policy recommendations tailored to each of the four regions.
The policy recommendations are based on the empirical evidence gathered during the tetRRIS project lifespan and obtained through different approaches.
PILOT TERRITORY-SPECIFIC POLICY BRIEFS
Deliverable 6.3 provides a Handbook of Policy Recommendations abstracted from the experience, results and analytical conclusions from the TetRRIS project. It is designed for policy makers and practitioners who may wish to undertake initiatives to strengthen RRI in their regions. To this end, after briefly summarising the pilot actions conducted in the different regions in the course of the TetRRIS project, it presents an analysis of the drivers/opportunities and barriers/obstacles to the recognition and uptake of RRI, before deriving policy recommendations on this basis. The aim of this Handbook is generalisation and transferability to other regions. For this reason, the text largely dispenses with detailed, pilot-specific analysis.
HANDBOOK OF POLICY RECOMMENDATION
This is deliverable 7.1, which outlines the overall Communication and Dissemination Strategy for the TetRRIS project. TetRRIS ‘ communication and dissemination efforts will set the path for successful utilisation of the project’s achievements by individual partners at the project level. The distribution operations will deliver personalised information tailored to the requirements of the target user, allowing them to make use of the tetRRIS project’s results.
COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION STRATEGY
The content production work for the TetRRIS website will be detailed in this deliverable. The website has a main page, information about the project, partners engaged, pilot regions, news and events, and contact information. Numerous versions of the website will be published in the latest update, with material generated updates for several sections of the TetRRIS project’s website.
The decision was made to view this deliverable as a ‘living’ document throughout the project. Throughout the course of the project, this document was written, adapted, and revised in response to new ideas and refined approaches that emerged at various points throughout the project. The document serves to demonstrate the approach taken throughout the project in terms of dissemination and exploitation of results, as well as includes information on the activities planned for the remaining months of the project, by all consortium members.
The purpose of this D7.4 is to show the communication, dissemination and exploitation activities, understood as organisation or participation of events, carried out independently by the consortium partners, in alignment with TetRRIS’ objectives.
As part of Work Package (WP) 7 of the Consortium Agreement (CA), this deliverable has two overall aims: to show how consortium partners have contributed to raise awareness of the project supporting the overall implementation of the project through a set of regional and international events; and to demonstrate how the TetRRIS project allowed partners to mobilise as many relevant stakeholders as possible involving them in networking occasions and events. The D7.4 is closely connected to the other WP7 deliverables.
REPORT ON DISSEMINATION AND EXPLOITATION OF RESULTS – EVENTS
The purpose of this work plan is to offer the partners of the project in a short and “easy to digest” form all the essential information on the project, partners, management practices and other operational procedures as well as meetings and timetables. It is usual, for instance, that in the due course of time some agreed ways to proceed are forgotten if they are not in regular use, or just simply so that information is challenging to find from the DoA, GA, meeting minutes, and deliverables.
DATA MANAGEMENT PLAN
This document is a living document, thus it will be updated in the course of
the Project when required. Some issues which will be addressed in this data
management plan need further discussion with TetRRIS Steering Group (SG) and
approval by them. A complete list of these issues will be provided in the table 2. Any changes to the Data Management Plan will be communicated and introduced in the next iteration of the document.
TetRRIS INTERIM REPORT
This document is a report drawing together the progress of the project and the half-way results. It has been drown by the whole consortium.
POLICY BRIEF ON CHALLENGES AND INTERVENTIONS
TetRRIS project aims at supporting four European pilot territories – Cantabria, Karlsruhe, Tampere, and Szeged-Timisoara – in integrating RRI practices into their territorial research and innovation systems and development approaches. The project promotes mutual learning and interaction between territories and develops tools for good practices and policy recommendations that can be used to integrate RRI in regional development in other European territories. This policy brief aims to highlight the prioritised responsibility dimensions, identified challenges and sought interventions in the four pilot regions.
POLICY BRIEF ON PROJECT RESULTS
This policy brief draws on the findings of four European regions, namely Cantabria, Karlsruhe, Tampere and Szeged-Timisoara. It introduces how regional implementation context affects development of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), and what should be considered when introducing social and environmental values besides economic value in regional or local innovation and business ecosystems.
In the Policy recommendations section, we describe the challenges identified, elaborate these with regional perspectives (drawn from our Deliverable 6.2 ‘Pilot territory-specific policy briefs’) and propose recommendations.