Final Meeting

SMART-map Consortium partners are pleased to invite you to the final meeting of the SMART-map project, which will take place on the 1st of October 2018 at Hotel NH Brussels Bloom! in Brussels, Belgium. The event aims to actively engage participants in discussing the project results, discover inspiring examples on how to implement responsible innovation in industrial processes, and contribute to a lively debate on the future of responsible research and innovation (RRI).

Representatives from companies in precision medicine, 3D printing and synthetic biology will come together with industry associations, policy makers, civil society organisations as well as funders, think-tanks and strategic consultants, to share inspiring experiences. Participants will be encouraged to discuss with them about future funding and recommendations to strengthen the ecosystem of RRI in industrial innovation.

SMART-map will present three specially designed roadmaps, i.e. the “SMART Maps” on Precision Medicine, Synthetic Biology and 3D printing. Each SMART Map contains a collection of concrete tools companies can use, and the results of industrial pilots implementing some of the tools in each of the three fields. These experiences will offer relevant examples of how RRI can help companies discover new business opportunities, anticipate trends in the market and improve their business and technological roadmaps accounting for new values and societal instances.

Here is the conference programme 

09.30 – 9.40 Welcome & Acknowledgements
9.40 – 9.50 Opening Statement 1:
Why advising companies to do RRI
9.50 – 10.00 Opening Statement 2:
The role of societal actors in innovation
10.00 – 10.10 Opening Statement 3:
Patients and citizens as innovators
10.10 – 10.40 The experience of SMART-map: challenges and opportunities for Responsible Industrial Innovation
10.40 – 11.00 Keynote Speech
Innovation and strategic choices: transformations and trends
11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break
11.20 – 11.40 SMART Map in 3D Printing
11.40 – 12.00 SMART Map in Precision Medicine
12.00 – 12.20 SMART Map in Synthetic Biology
12.20 – 13.00 Discussing SMART Maps
Interactive discussion on SMART Maps
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 14.20 Inspiring speech 1
Privacy as a means to promote transparency, provide choices, and enhance protections in genetic data services
14.20 – 14.40 Inspiring speech 2
Fostering responsible investment
14.40 – 15.00 Inspiring speech 3
Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being
15.00 – 16.00 RRI experiences in Industry: examples to be followed?
Round table involving companies involved in the SMART Map Pilots and Industrial Dialogues.
16.00 – 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 – 17.30 Perspective Round Table: what RRI 2.0 in Industry?
Setting the framework for the ecosystem of future RRI.


Registration information
The event will start at 9.30 AM and continue with interactive sessions until 5.30 PM. The final round table will be followed by a cocktail reception at 6 PM, to give everybody an additional chance to network and continue the inspiring conversations.

If you have any questions or you would like to book your accommodation at the NH Brussels Bloom Hotel at a discounted price, please don’t hesitate to contact us (

Don’t miss the opportunity to disseminate your initiatives during the SMART-map Final Meeting! We will host two Coffee and Poster Sessions (at 11 AM and 4 PM). Poster panels will be available (maximum format: A0).

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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