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What is Responsible Innovation
Responsible Innovation means to:
Orientate innovation activities towards solving the grand challenges of society.
Anticipate the impacts an innovation will have and work accordingly to benefit society and the environment.
Develop new technologies, products, services and business models that are socially acceptable and desirable.
Co-design whole systems (e.g. health care, food system, mobility) instead of focusing on individual technologies or products.
Co-create innovations together with the people affected by them.
Respect ethical limitations, if you ignore them, you risk your social license to operate.
Principles of Responsible Innovation
Companies aiming at Responsible Innovation commit themselves to:

Transparency

by engaging in open innovation, reflecting on and openly disclosing the purposes and potential implications of innovations, as well as the associated uncertainties.

Participation & Inclusion

by involving people of a broad diversity and different backgrounds on eye-level (inclusive innovation processes) and considering their needs.

Principles of Responsible Innovation

Anticipation

by assessing risks and wider impacts (risk management and due diligence), considering ethical limitations, welcoming early warnings of negative impacts and mitigating harms.

Sustainability

by orientating innovation towards Planet, People and Profit (triple bottom line) and increasing shared value (for the company and for society).

Governance

by capacity building for Responsible Innovation, fostering the links between innovation and CSR/Sustainability Management and implementing gender equality.

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