The Industrial Dialogues are the key events of the project: a participatory moment where different actors share their views and collaborate in an active way.
One of the goals of SMART-map is to include the perspectives of those that actually work in the fields: biomedical scientists and innovators, the real actors that could be able to incorporate RRI in their daily activities.
But the project also aims at broadening its views by including the perspective of other stakeholders: civic organisations, lay people and citizens who are not immediately involved in the process.
The Industrial Dialogue will thus be a place and an opportunity for mutual understanding. The keyword of the event will be concreteness.
All participants will be provided with practical examples of what RRI means in real settings and situations. Industries members will be made aware of what risks and implications could be associated with their technologies while civil society will better understand technologies and issues that are already part of their daily life. For both groups, it will also be an occasion to discuss the general aspects and the state of the art for each innovation topic.
The different stakeholders groups will reflect together on the vision they have for the future of technology and society. They will then collaborate to create a tool, which will hopefully respond and include diverse needs and expectations.
Besides the design of a concrete SMART Map, the dialogue will also serve as a networking event, with the long-term goal of building a community of interest around the innovation topic.
The format of the Industrial Dialogues has been developed with help and recommendations from the Advisory Board. The RRI Angels make sure that RRI dimensions are included and discussed in an appropriate way.
The Industrial Dialogue format is available here.
The list of recommendations is available here.
Two dialogues per sector took take place in two different cities between January 2017 and June 2017
- January: Precision Medicine – Aarhus (Denmark)
- February: 3D printing in Biomedicine – Munich (Germany)
- March: Synthetic Biology – Manchester (UK)
- April: Precision Medicine – Valencia (Spain)
- May: 3D printing in Biomedicine – Milan (Italy)
- June: Synthetic Biology – Budapest (Hungary)