New RRI capacities

In JERRI, Fraunhofer and TNO embarked on a joint learning process on building capacity for responsible research and innovation, i.e. for creating impact together with society that is socially desirable, sustainable and ethically acceptable.

The following capacities are now available in Fraunhofer and TNO and have the potential to initiate wider transition towards our long-term visions we had developed in the beginning of the process:


  • Process and guidelines for ethics screening process for strategic projects
  • Reflection format enabling research teams to reflect on societal impact
  • Toolbox with gender equality practices
  • Brochure with inspiring stories from gender equality pioneers
  • Guideline for gender sensitive research
  • Infrastructure for repository providing open access to research data
  • Six business models for open access value creation
  • Fact sheets supporting Open Access in contract negotiations with industry
  • Open access institutionalization communication strategy
  • Citizen Cafe format where societal needs can be put forth to science


  • Female leadership training
  • Database for (female) talent
  • Implicit bias training for senior management & HR
  • Training game for managers and trainees raising ethical awareness and moral capabilities
  • Contribution to Netherlands scientific integrity code
  • Involvement of unusual stakeholders in advisory council
  • Societal and ethical impact canvas for project development
  • Internal Open Science Platform
  • TNO publication policy
  • Landing platform for secondary schools
  • Open days on location
  • More diverse communication in TNO Insight
  • Science Communication training
  • RRI pillars part of reporting cycle (Annual Report)

These capacities were jointly created by all Work Packages:

More information and documents on the capacities will follow soon.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 709747.