Funding organization: EC / H2020
Title: Building Self-Sustaining Research and Innovation Ecosystems in Europe Through Responsible Research and Innovation.
Timeframe: January 2019 – June 2021
Coordinator: Nordland Research Institute (NRI)
The SeeRRI Consortium is a balanced, complementary and transdisciplinary team formed by 12 organisations from three European Member States (Austria, Spain and Italy) and two Associated Countries (Norway and Israel), interacting with an extensive network of Stakeholders from 3 selected territories that will provide relevant feedback at several stages of the project. The partners come from all quadruple-helix actors, government (regional authorities), business (economic cluster and SMEs), academic (research institutes and universities), and civil societal organisation (confederation of enterprises).
Funding Amount: 2,031,621.50 €
Project Website: http://seerri.eu/
SeeRRI establishes a sustainable foundation for building self-sustaining R&I ecosystems in Europe by developing a framework for integrating RRI principles into regional development policies in 3 European territories: B30 Area (ES), Polymer and Mechatronic Cluster (AU), and Nordland Region (NO). To self-sustain, SeeRRI ecosystem will be “healthy”, i.e. adaptive, resilient, reproducible, continuous learning, and open or closed when needed.
With 12 quadruple-helix partners from government authorities, clusters and SMEs, academics, and civil organization, SeeRRI is building an integrated framework based on literature review and co-creation with the relevant stakeholders. By mapping the territorial R&I ecosystem, SeeRRI seeks to understand the supporting conditions for R&I and identify the stakeholders that will be involved to formulate a variety of scenarios for building a self-sustaining ecosystem in their territories. The input from stakeholders should contribute to defining a policy framework for self-sustaining R&I ecosystems developed by the project team, which will generate further activities to be implemented.
Furthermore, based on the activities carried out in the pilot territories, SeeRRI will evaluate the activities and assess their impact at EU level, thus offering concrete guidelines for policies, suggesting (1) conditions and governance structures for the ecosystems maintenance and control, (2) concrete activities, (3) a road-mapping tool for choosing the proper actions in different scenarios.
BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS
WeDo is leader of WP7 (Dissemination, Outreach, and Sustainable Exploitation) in SeeRRI, guiding the design and implementation of dissemination plans and communication strategy, including stakeholder engagement, as well as supporting the devise of the sustainability roadmap of the project outcomes. It coordinates the Social Media Group (group in charge of managing the project’s social media networks) and the Editorial Board (group in charge of writing, reviewing and consolidating the written material arising from the project targeting the outside world), and supports the Stakeholder engagement process.
WeDo also supports the coordinator (NRI) in project management tasks in the framework of WP1 (Project Coordination and Management), following-up activities and monitoring compliance with the work plan, planned resources and time schedule. WeDo ensures the timely delivery of the deliverables and tracking milestone achievements, and supports the coordinator on quality control, risk management (identification, assessment of threats and opportunities, mitigation and contingency plans), and overall financial management (budget and costs/payments control) and administration.