On 18-19 May, SMART-map coordinator Francesco Lescai took part in the ‘Responsible research and innovation in the health industry’ conference. The conference, organized by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the European Economic and Social Committee and the EU project Responsible-Industry, discussed how RRI can help to boost innovation in biomedicine and health with a special focus on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
On 19 May, Lescai joined the round table ‘Roadmap for RRI in ICT for health and industry’, together with Katharina Jarmai from EU project COMPASS , Ibo van de Poel from EU project PRISMA and Lars Rölker-Denker, form Active and Assisted Living programme.
The event was an occasion to present the results of the Industrial Dialogues but also to compare experiences from different projects that share the co-creation approach. The discussion helped to identify overlaps and common trends between them. One of the key messages that came out during the roundtable is the need for a common space, virtual or physical, where innovation ideas can meet. “In order to implement RRI we need instruments to facilitate the interaction of different players, we need an eco-system of stakeholders who come together to build a common future,” Francesco Lescai explains. “But we also need an environment that allows those who implement RRI to thrive: incentives, recognition, different criteria for funding as well as career evaluations that consider RRI a key element for progression.”
#RRI Francesco Lescai from SMARTMAP project: “We need a Darwinian system to allow RRI practitioners to thrive”
— philippe galiay (@philippegaliay) 19 maggio 2017
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