Upcoming RRI-related Events

European Research and Innovation Days

The European Research and Innovation Days is taking place entirely online on the 28th and 29th of September, 2022. This event is the annual flagship Research and Innovation event of the European Commission, which seeks to bring together a range of stakeholders from policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs, and the public to discuss and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and internationally. The focus of this year’s event will be around how research and innovation in the EU can help shape and build the world we want to live in.

More information about the different sessions and to register is available here.


Sharing Experience of a new experimental policy – Partnerships for Regional Innovation Open Forum

The first Open Forum for the ‘Partnerships for Regional Innovation’ (PRI) will be held on October 11th from 16:30-18:00, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. This online workshop will provide the opportunity to learn more about the ongoing PRI pilot, and for participants to connect with other regions and stakeholders interested in innovation policies for territorial transformation.

Register for the event here.


Shaping the Next Generation of Regional Innovation Policies: Open, Responsible and Inclusive

On October 12, 2022, at 9:30, CHERRIES is hosting a workshop on ‘Shaping the Next Generation of Regional Innovation Policies: Open, Responsible, and Inclusive’ as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. The workshop will debate the lessons learned in the healthcare sector within the RRI policy experiments held in the regions of Murcia, Örebro, and the Republic of Cyprus. The focus of the event will be on the questions:

  • What is the benefit and need for changing the R&I culture in and between organisations towards more open and responsible approaches?
  • What is required and how do you initiate and manage these processes in the regional innovation systems?

Further details about the event and registration can be found here.


What can Responsible Research and Innovation offer Smart Specialisation Strategies in their reorientation towards sustainability

On October 13th, 2022 from 9:00-10:30 am, TetRRIS is hosting an event on “What can Responsible Research and Innovation offer Smart Specialisation Strategies in their reorientation towards sustainability?” as a side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities.

This workshop will take stock of some experiences related to promoting Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) in their reorientation towards sustainability, and will address how RRI can be better integrated into regional innovation and development policies.

More information about the event can be found here

Register for the event here


DigiTeRRI Conference on Best Practices for Digitalisation Strategies in Regions

The final conference of DigiTeRRI is taking place on October 21 and 22, 2022 in Vienna Austria on the topic of ‘Best Practices for Digitalisation Strategies in Regions’. The EU project involved three European regions: Värmland in Sweden, Grand Est in France, and Styria in Austria, as it implemented actions in these traditionally industrial regions to transition them towards digitalized territories by adopting a Responsible and Research and Innovation approach. The conference will highlight the work done in these territories through the project and will present: the concept and approaches taken, the project roadmap process, the cross-fertilisation and success stories, and will discuss the overall challenges and learnings of the project.

Conference registration and further information is available here.

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