Hello! This is SeeRRI


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Hello! This is SeeRRI

We would like to welcome you to our first newsletter!
SeeRRI, which stands for Building Self-Sustaining Research and Innovation Ecosystems in Europe through Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), is a H2020 project with 12 partners from 5 countries. We start by integrating RRI in the 12 partner organizations, and then develop a framework for responsible regional ecosystems by integrating RRI into Smart Specialisation policy based on 3 European territories (Nordland, Norway; B30, Catalonia; Ecoplus, Lower Austria). In a nutshell, SeeRRI wants to find a new way for all actors to collaborate in research and innovation activities with a responsible mindset.

What’s new

Our project kick-off meeting took place in January 2019 in Bodø, Nordland, Norway with around 50 quadruple-helix participants including the EU officer overseeing the project.

Several important events have taken place in SeeRRI after the kick-off:

February 2019
Vienna workshop: 
To brainstorm together to narrow down the key thematic focus of the three SeeRRI territories (Nordland, B30, Ecoplus).

March 2019
RRI Social Media pool: 
SeeRRI has joined the social media hub shared by the community of EU RRI projects.

May 2019
Barcelona workshop:  
To develop a common language for RRI among our partners, and to discuss the first sketch of the SeeRRI conceptual framework.

June 2019
6th World Conference of Research Integrity in Hongkong: 
To introduce the SeeRRI project at the international level.

SeeRRI has also been presented by several project members:

Nhien Nguyen (NRI) Has introduced SeeRRI at the workshop “Boosting Research and Innovation in the High North” hosted by North Norway European Office in April 2019, at the gathering of EU-Advisor and National Contact Point hosted by the Research Council of Norway (Oslo, Norway, 8 of May 2019)

Katharina Fellnhofer (RIM) Has introduced SeeRRI at the SCANCOR Weatherhead Conference at Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA, 10 of May 2019)

Carlos Alvarez Pereira has introduced the concept of reframing Research & Innovation in SeeRRI in a keynote lecture on the topic “Digitalization and Sustainability” at the Barcelona office of the Club of Rome (Barcelona, Spain, 8 of July 2019)

Tatiana Fernandez Sirera Has introduced SeeRRI at the Working Group “Understanding and Managing Industrial Transitions” promoted by JRC (Sevilla 9 of July 2019)

What’s next

September 2019
Bologna’s stakeholder workshop:
Including training our RRI facilitators and identifying key influencing factors.

October 2019
European Week of Regions and City 2019 in Brussels:
SeeRRI has been chosen to present at the session “Science for Citizens: how science meets regions and cities (

Next workshop

We would like to inform you that SeeRRI’s first stakeholder workshop will take place in Bologna from 18-20 September 2019. This event will include several exciting activities:

  • Workshop on identifying influencing factors
  • Workshop for training RRI facilitators
  • Workshop for exploitation forum
  • Presenting preliminary findings from SeeRRI project

This workshop will be an important milestone for project members to achieve a common understanding of SeeRRI’s framework and key influencing factors as well as RRI activities at both organizational level and territorial level.

Visit our website for learning more about the project activities and engage with the SeeRRI community

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 824588.