Assessment of Responsible Innovation | Methods and Practices

Assessment of Responsible Innovation | Methods and Practices

on August 26, 2020

Bibliographic References

Assesment of Responsible Innovation. Methods and practices. Eds Emad Yaghmaei & Ibo van de Poel, Taylor and Francis group coming November 2020

Summary of the Content

Responsible Innovation encourages innovators to work together with stakeholders during the research and innovation process, to better align the outcomes of innovation with the values, needs and expectations of society. Assessing the benefits and costs of Responsible Innovation is crucial for furthering the responsible conduct of science, technology and innovation. However, there is until now only limited academic work on Responsible Innovation assessment. This book fills this lacuna.

Assessment of Responsible Innovation: Methods and Practices presents tools for measuring, monitoring, and reporting upon the Responsible Innovation process and the social, environmental, scientific, and economic impacts of innovations. These tools help innovators to mitigate risk and to strengthen their strategic planning. This book aligns assessment tools and practices with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The prospects as well as the limitations of various Responsible Innovation assessment approaches and tools are discussed, as well as their applicability in various industry contexts.

The book brings together leading scholars in the field to present the most comprehensive review of Responsible Innovation tools. It articulates the importance of assessment and value creation, the different metrics and monitoring systems that can be deployed and the reporting mechanisms, including the importance of effective communication.

Table of Contents

Introduction | Emad Yaghmaei and Ibo van de Poel

Part 1: Reflections on Responsible Innovation

  • 1. Scientific and democratic relevance of RRI: Dimensions and relations | Robert Gianni
  • 2. Locomotive Breath? Post Festum Reflections on the EC Expert Group on Policy Indicators for Responsible Research and Innovation | Roger Strand and Jack Spaapen

Part 2: RRI in Companies

  • 3. Strategic Responsible Innovation Management (StRIM) – A New Approach to Responsible Corporate Innovation Through Strategic CSR | Agata Gurzawska
  • 4. On the challenges and drivers of implementing responsible innovation in foodpreneurial SMEs. | Cristina Covello and Kostantinos latridis
  • 5. Supporting RRI uptake in industry: A qualitative and multi-criteria approach to analysing the costs and benefits of implementation | Andrea Porcari, Daniela Pimponi, Elisabetta Borsella, Pim Klaassen, Maria João Maia, Elvio Mantovani
  • 6. Do voluntary standards support responsible innovation implementation and reporting in industry? The case of the European food sector | Edurne A. Inigo, Jilde Garst, Vincent Blok and Konstantina M. Pentaraki

Part 3: Responsible Innovation Assessment

  • 7. Monitoring Responsible Research and Innovation in the European Research Area – the MoRRI project | Ingeborg Meijer and Wouter van de Klippe
  • Best practice I: The B Impact Assessment | Joey van den Brink
  • 8. The COMPASS Self-Check Tool: Enhancing Organizational Learning for Responsible Innovation through Self-Assessment | Adele Tharani, Katharina Jarmai, Norma Schönherr and Patricia Urban
  • Best practice II: Societal Readiness Thinking Tool by NewHoRRIzon | Tung Tung Chan and Ingeborg Meijer
  • 9. Reflexive Monitoring in Action as a methodology for learning and enacting Responsible Research and Innovation | Pim Klaassen, Lisa Verwoerd, Frank Kupper and Barbara Regeer
  • Best practice III: Data-driven Materiality Analysis | Donato Calace and Adriana Farenga
  • 10. A Future-oriented evaluation and development model for responsible research and innovation | Mika Nieminen and Veikko Ikonen
  • Best practice IV: PRISMA KPI analysis tool | Steven Flipse
  • 11. Assessing Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) Systems in the Digital Age | Claudia Werker
  • Best practice V: Managing social impacts and ethical issues of Research and Innovation: the CEN/WS 105 guidelines to innovate responsibly | Andrea Porcari and Elena Mocchio
  • 12. RRI Intensity – A proposed method of assessing the requirement for Responsible Innovation in ICT projects | Martin de Heaver, Marina Jirotka, Margherita Nulli, Bernd Carsten Stahl, and Carolyn Ten Holter
  • Best practice VI: Benchmarking for a better world: Assessing corporate performance on the SDGs | Lisanne Urlings
  • 13. The Responsible Side of Innovation: Towards the Measurement of a New Construct | Robert Verburg, Laurens Rook, and Udo Pesch
  • Best practice VII: Enabling the private sector to manage its impact on the SDGs | Charlotte Portier
  • 14. RRI measurement and assessment: some pitfalls and a proposed way forward | Ibo van de Poel

This article was taken from the RRITools website.

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