Advisory Board

In developing the SMART Maps, the project took advantage of the expertise and the recommendations of the Advisory Board, with the aim of including RRI dimensions as well as civil society’s perspectives at all stages.

The Advisory Board was composed of two sub-groups: the SMART-map RRI Angels and the Societal Watchdog.

SMART-map RRI Angels

This Board is named SMART-map RRI Angels since the members acted as promoters of RRI in the SMART Maps like the Business Angels promote the business progression of the start-ups.

It was led by a member of the consortium, Enikő Demény, who took care of the Ethics dimension. The other members were recruited among high-level experts from academia and entrepreneurial field in different EU countries. Each member represents one of the RRI dimension (public engagement, science education, ethics, gender, governance, social justice and sustainability).

Ethics (Chair): Enikő Demény, Researcher at the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine at Central European University

Public Engagement: Agnes Allansdottir, Social Science Researcher and consultant at Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences

Science Education: Viola Pinzi, Science Projects Officer at European Schoolnet

Gender: Anke Lipinsky, Senior Researcher on Gender Equality Policies on GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

Governance: Arie Rip, Emeritus Professor Philosophy of Science and Technology, Associate of the Department Science, Technology and Policy Studies of the University of Twente

Social Justice: Melanie Marcel, CEO of SoScience (French SME devoted to Responsible Innovation)

Sustainability: Rosa Strube, Project Manager at Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)

Societal Watchdog

The members of this group represented the points of view of civil society. Their role was to make sure that societal inputs and perspectives were taken into account in the concepts of “responsible development” while designing and implementing the SMART Maps.


Project Coordination
prof. Francesco Lescai,
Aarhus University

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for research and innovation, under grant agreement no. 710500