BRINGING RRI INTO REGIONAL PLANNING: FROM THEORY TO SeeRRI
Building Self-Sustaining Research and Innovation Ecosystems in Europe through Responsible Research and Innovation (SeeRRI) – European Commission’s Horizon 2020 and SWAFT-14 project
The SeeRRI Final Conference took place on the 29th and 30th of September at Casa de Convalescència, of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), in the city of Barcelona.
During this 3-year Horizon 2020 project WeDo has been supporting the overall project management but most importantly has been leading the communication and dissemination of SeeRRI’s activities and results.
In this context, WeDo has also been responsible for the organization and communication of the SeeRRI Final Conference in close collaboration with the UAB and the Catalan Government, and in coordination with partners, stakeholders, and other SWAFS-14 projects also working on RRI. The event had 30 speakers, who presented amongst other relevant topics the project’s results, vision, and impact for the SeeRRI territories and for potential new territories to an audience of more than 100 participants from the quadruple-helix: government (regional authorities), business (economic cluster and SMEs), academia (research institutes and universities), and civil society.
For the communication and dissemination activities of the project much work has been done to deliver the project’s progress and messages in a clear, attractive and coherent way, in line with the RRI principles of the overall project. One of the main exhibitions at the conference was the ArtWork showroom, where participants could learn about the role played by art in SeeRRI and for the quadruple-helix actors and territories.
“Artwork has been a central piece of all the SeeRRI communication from the start to the end, in all the channels, materials and forms used. Importantly though, artwork has also become key to WeDo’s role in the SeeRRI collaborative work.
Artwork has served to facilitate exchanges and mutual understanding, has been a vehicle for strategic thinking and discussions, and the main means of visualizing relevant and complex project outputs for the territorial and the quadruple-helix stakeholders.
WeDo has been an active actor not only a viewer.
Artwork has been a resource, not only a pretty result. “
CEO & Project Manager
WeDo | Project Intelligence made easy
It has been a long way, for which we are much thankful, not only for being part of this excellent project but also for our own learning and the chance to explore new forms of collaborative work. As WeDo, we look forward to the potential impact that The SeeRRI Way and The SeeRRI Pathway will have in territories development, in their society, academia, governments and business.