What is the role of RRI in industry

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What is the role of RRI in industry – how to manage responsibility in

What is the role of RRI in industry – how to manage responsibility in R&D Emad Yaghmaei TU Delft & University of Southern Denmark ”Being Responsible in Research” Workshop at HCC, Oxford March 28, 2017

RRI Projects in Industry • Responsible Industry: RRI in Business and Industry in the

RRI Projects in Industry • Responsible Industry: RRI in Business and Industry in the Domain of ICT-Healthcare • PRISMA: Piloting RRI in Industry: A Roadmap for Transformative Technologies

RRI in Companies • Strategic innovation policy • Product portfolio • Employ RRI tools

RRI in Companies • Strategic innovation policy • Product portfolio • Employ RRI tools in product development • Dialogue • Branch level initiatives

RRI Pilots in Companies Technology Pilot companies Status ICT 5 Companies (2 in Finland,

RRI Pilots in Companies Technology Pilot companies Status ICT 5 Companies (2 in Finland, 2 in Spain, Done Denmark) Nanotechnology 2 Companies (Italy) Ongoing Synthetic biology 3 Companies (Belgium, UK, US) Ongoing Automated Cars 2 Companies (UK, Netherlands) Ongoing Internet of Things 1 Company (UK) Ongoing

Objectives Pilots In the pilots, we helped/will help the companies to: • Articulate a

Objectives Pilots In the pilots, we helped/will help the companies to: • Articulate a responsible strategy for their organization • Make the business case for RRI • Embed RRI principles in their organization

Common Challenges to Adopting RRI Practices Importance • • “RRI is not relevant for

Common Challenges to Adopting RRI Practices Importance • • “RRI is not relevant for us. I know no other leader in my field who’s done this. ” “No way, this is in conflict with our goals. ” Strategy • • “That’s a change of strategy. It’s not in my goals. My manager must approve first. ” “I am not paid to do this. ” Urgency • “I understand it is important, but we first must solve this much bigger acute problem. ” Ability/Resources • “I’d love to help, but we don’t have the skills, headcount, or budget. ”

Bridging the Gap between RRI and Industry Language problem between RRI community and industrial

Bridging the Gap between RRI and Industry Language problem between RRI community and industrial stakeholders: • Connect the Responsible Business Case to existing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of the team/project/company. • Identify the stages of the implementation of RRI in companies

RRI KPIs in Industry

RRI KPIs in Industry

RRI Integrated Model

RRI Integrated Model

Insights from Pilots • RRI concept is too abstract for industry, specific examples required

Insights from Pilots • RRI concept is too abstract for industry, specific examples required – RRI should be integrated into CSR for industry • Responsibility is not part of project approval, but long-term financial benefits • Either you are keen on RRI or not: black/white • The companies are not only doing R&D, but are also producing, delivering • What would be irresponsible behavior? • Open access is the wrong term, open innovation may be better • Equality and diversity should cover through engagement • Different between SME and Large companies ü Existing process ü Different levels of resources • Importance of who you talk to: It may be more about personality rather than their role in the organization

RRI Tools for industry Added value for companies Best practices and experiences Gender dimension

RRI Tools for industry Added value for companies Best practices and experiences Gender dimension and tools Roadmap Integrate RRI in CSR Ethical guidelines Principles for stakeholder involvement

There is only one way still open, the one of critique

There is only one way still open, the one of critique

Emad Yaghmaei TU Delft Research Fellow of the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Section

Emad Yaghmaei TU Delft Research Fellow of the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Section Department of Values, Technology, and Innovation Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management Jaffalaan 5 2628 BX Delft The Netherlands +31 (0) 15 2789689 E. [email protected] nl Twitter: @Emad. Yaghmaei