The marine and maritime (M&M) sector has a high priority for the EU. Growth in Europe’s maritime economy (also known as the ‘blue economy’) has the potential to meet pressing needs for energy, food and economic growth. However, research in this sector is one of the most exposed to the loose connection between scientific research, societal actors and the environment, affecting its performance and competitiveness.
‘Grounding RRI practices in research performing organisations’ (GRRIP) led by PI Caitríona Mordan, will embed sustainable responsible research and innovation (RRI) practices in four research-performing organisations (RPO) and one dual-function RPO and research-funding organisation in the M&M sector through action plans (AP) for institutional and cultural change. GRRIP will co-develop, implement and evaluate self-tailored RRI APs to enable sustainable institutional and cultural change. This will be accompanied by establishing a platform for engagement with the Quadruple Helix (QH) for each RPO and RFO, and a platform for mutual learning between the 5 RPO and RFOs and QHs.
The core objectives of this project are to:
This project began 1 Jan 2019 and expects to finish by 31 Dec 2022 with an overall budget of €1 527 718,75.