COMPASS - Evidence and opportunities for responsible innovation in SMEs

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From 01/06/2016 to 31/05/2019

COMPASS is an EU-funded project that supports SMEs or businesses in three emerging technology industries to manage their research, development and innovation activities in a responsible and inclusive manner.

During the three years of the project it will develop and launch the Responsible Innovation COMPASS, an online platform containing a number of tools and services tailored to SME needs:

  • Inspiring case studies
  • Common roadmaps
  • Responsible innovation self-check tool
  • Training materials
  • Roadmap co-creation Labs - aiming to advance the understanding of Responsible Innovation in the nanotechnology, cyber security (infosec) and biomedicine sectors. The labs will engage Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in a five-step series of online and offline interactive workshops and develop roadmaps towards Responsible Innovation in their field. These labs will be all about co-creation and experimentation of new practices. They will allow companies to look at their own practices and methods to see what improvements can be made in order to maximise mid to long term profits or extend their markets through becoming more receptive to the needs of customers and users.

  • Responsible Innovation Case Studies - real industry cases on how implementing RI can kick-start innovation and contribute to competitiveness of SMEs in the key innovation fields. 

  • Insights by COMPASS Advisory Board - Responsible Innovation is still a challenging concept for a number of businesses and industries. COMPASS has brought together exceptional experts, who have been working on the forefront of responsible innovation issues in the areas of healthcare, ICT, and nanotechnology, as well as on ethics, gender, and competitiveness issues as members of the Advisory Board. .

  • WU Institute for Managing Sustainability, Austria (coord.)
  • De Montfort University, UK
  • University of Central Lancashire Cyprus, Cyprus
  • “la Caixa” Banking Foundation, Spain
  • European Business and Innovation Centre Network
  • B Lab Europe
  • Strategic Design Scenarios, Belgium
Total cost: EUR 1 505 945,63
EU contribution: EUR 1 499 945,63
Project Reference: 710543
Funded under: H2020-GARRI-2-2015

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