Project Summary

Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) promotes public engagement, gender equality, ethics, open access, risk-assessment, science education and good governance. A common challenge in Central Europe is lack of RRI knowledge, skills and policy frameworks. This shortage limits the potential for innovation that drives responsible economic growth, competitiveness and well-being. The main objective of the ROSIE project was to use transnational cooperation to improve skills among entrepreneurs and innovation actors to promote RRI among small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Central Europe. Results of the project are tools and training module to improve RRI capacity, with a comprehensive RRI strategy and transnational Pilot to test tools and strategic proposals. Outputs benefit key innovation actors: public authorities gain a policy, framework, business support / sectoral agencies enhance SME support services, SMEs improve innovation processes.

The transnational approach used quadruple helix stakeholder engagement and covers:

  • Exchange and partner training on RRI tools that can help SMEs to understand RRI, identify RRI needs and define strategies, work with the innovation chain;
  • Development of RRI Road Maps in local & Central Europe areas, using transnational exchange and capitalisation;
  • Transnational Pilot Action (grouping nine local areas) for SME capacity building, RRI tool application and fund leverage.

More information about the ROSIE project is available on the Facebook and LinkedIn. Follow the new information resource on RRI - The Responsible Research & Innovation Weekly. It is regularly updated list of articles focused on RRI collected by the paper.li service. There are also two videos recorded by project partners from Italy and Hungary.

Rosie pilots

ROSIE partners’ pilot actions built SMEs’ capacity to embed Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) into their business practices. The common goal for all pilots was to provide practical guidance to SMEs looking to implement an RRI path by adopting an improvement plan to define their long-term strategy towards RRI. To this end, the ROSIE RRI consultants (who received specific training in ROSIE activity A.T1.2) supported the pilot SMEs in the various phases of RRI implementation: from understanding the company’s RRI readiness to defining needs and target actors, until designing strategies to adopt RRI.
A total of 48 companies (including 39 SMEs, three large and six micro-companies) participated in the nine pilots that ran from Spring 2019 to Spring 2020. Partners selected the companies through specific calls. Benefits for companies chosen were State Aid relevant and managed accordingly.
The pilots were organised in the framework of the ROSIE Methodology for Pilot SME Capacity Building (deliverable D.T3.1.1). However, each partner had the freedom to choose the training format, tools and schedule that could best suit their SMEs. It is worth noting that partners primarily focused on the local priority sectors to engage the pilot SMEs effectively. Sectors ranged from (but were not limited to) the digital field, to constructions, food industry and tourism. This produced added-value for ROSIE, as the practical applicability of RRI to various business contexts could be piloted and the benefits, risks and difficulties tested.
Concerning the tools, while partners looked at the 3 ROSIE RRI tools (UNI/PdR, STIR and LivingLabs), various other training methodologies were also identified during the transnational exchange and applied in the pilots. Design-thinking process and the RRI Self-Check tool developed by the Horizon 2020 project COMPASS were two tools that proved particularly useful for the RRI pilot actions.
The training format varied among territories. The methodologies adopted ranged from one-to-one training delivered by RRI consultants to the staff of each SME, to design-thinking exercises involving more companies, to hackathons open to all pilot SMEs.
The outburst of the Covid-19 pandemic forced some partners to move the final pilot activities on-line. However, this was managed effectively, and the SMEs involved were able to complete the process.


Interreg CE ROSIE – L’innovazione responsabile per le PMI

Il progetto Interreg Central Europe ROSIE promuove i principi e gli strumenti dell’innovazione responsabile nelle PMI europee. Per saperne di più, guarda il breve video del progetto ROSIE oppure visita la pagina in italiano, per conoscere partner, durata e azioni. Cos’è l’innovazione responsabile? Segui le pillole video di sull’innovazione responsabile. ROSIE mette a disposizione una “cassetta degli attrezzi” on-line per le imprese che vogliono avvicinarsi all’innovazione responsabile. Se poi vuoi misurare quanto la tua impresa sia già un innovatore responsabile, usa il questionario di autovalutazione di ROSIE.


Projekt ROSIE

Projekt ROSIE poskytuje základné informácie o zodpovedných inováciách pomocou interaktívneho online školenia. Taktiež ponúkame malým a stredným podnikom možnosť otestovať sa v oblasti zodpovedných inovácií a zistiť svoje potreby pomocou seba-hodnotiaceho dotazníka. Viac informácií o projekte nájdete na letáku, našom Facebooku a webovej stránke ARR.


ROSIE

In ROSIE erhalten Unternehmen Kompetenzen in Bezug auf die Thematik „Verantwortliche Innovationen“. Mit einem Selbstbewertungstool  kann getestet werden, inwieweit das bisherige Innovationsmanagement die Erwartungen dieses relativ neuen Innovationsansatzes erfüllt. Weitere Informationen finden Sie im ROSIE Flyer, unserer Internetseite  und bei Facebook.


Projekt ROSIE - Odgovorna in inovativna mala in srednja podjetja v srednji Evropi

Da bi pridobili nova znanja ali obnovili obstoječe s področja odgovornih inovacij, lahko mala in srednje velika podjetja uporabljajo brezplačno spletno gradivo, ki je na voljo na spletni strani. Več informacij je na voljo na spletni strani projekta ROSIE in Facebook.

ROSIE Projekt

A projekt célja a KKV-k és az innováció szereplői körében elterjeszteni az RRI gondolatkörét. A transznacionális együttműködés által a KKV-k innovációs képességeinek javítását tűzte ki célul a projekt. Ezt szolgálja a projekt partnerek által kifejlesztett (ön)értékelő eszköz, amely segít jobban megismerni a vállalatoknak saját innovációs folyamataikat.
További információ elérhető a honlapunkon, facebook oldalunkon, valamint youtube csatornánkon.


Projekt ROSIE

Projekt ROSIE poskytuje základní informace o odpovědných inovací pomocí interaktivního online školení. Dále nabízíme malým a středním podnikům možnost zjištění svých potřeb v oblasti RRI pomocí ohodnovacího dotazníku a využívání nástroje ROSIE RI Toolbox (obojí v angličtině).
Více informací o projektu najdete na letáku, našem Facebooku a webových stránkách CCSS.


Projekt ROSIE

Projekt ROSIE  - Odpowiedzialne i innowacyjne MŚP – umożliwia przedsiębiorcom podniesienie kompetencji w zakresie zarządzania innowacjami w oparciu o koncept odpowiedzialnych innowacji. Projekt jest okazją do realizacji pilotażowego działania mającego na celu wdrożenie konceptu Odpowiedzialnych Innowacji w wyselekcjonowanych, lubelskich małych i średnich przedsiębiorstwach. Więcej informacji na temat działań projektu dostępne jest na stronie internetowej i Facebook.


Projekt ROSIE – odgovorna i inovativna mala i srednja poduzeća u središnjoj Europi

Kako bi stekli novo znanje ili obnovili postojeće iz područja odgovornih inovacija, mala i srednja poduzeća mogu koristiti besplatne online materijale dostupne na web stranici. Više informacija dostupno je na web stranici projekta ROSIEFacebooku.

ROSIE in Numbers

9

Pilots

10

Road
Maps

15

National
Targeted
Events

629

Trained
people
in RI

Project Duration

Start Date

July 2017

End Date

June 2020

Project Partners

Project ROSIE has 11 partners from 8 countries and 5 associated partners.

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