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Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI): A Critical Reflection Toward Evaluation Standards

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6616-1_200035-1



In order to address todays’ grand challenges and to fulfil ambitious goals, such as excellent science, competitive industries, and a better society, a number of initiatives have been undertaken within the European Union. New frames are required to reach these ambitious goals and to achieve a better alignment of research and innovation with societal and environmental needs. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) is such a new framework. The importance of this comprehensive approach is also indicated by the incorporation of the concept into the EU research funding program Horizon 2020. Future research and innovation activities should become aware of this evolving concept and imply its core aspects and processes. However, there...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Social InnovationViennaAustria

Section editors and affiliations

  • David F. J. Campbell
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  1. 1.Unit for Quality Enhancement (UQE)University of Applied Arts ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies (iff), Institute of Science Communication and Higher Education Research (WIHO)Alpen-Adria-University KlagenfurtViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  4. 4.Department for Continuing Education Research and Educational Management, Centre for Educational Management and Higher Education DevelopmentDanube University KremsKremsAustria