The deployment of information and communication technologies (ICT) introduces radical changes to our lives. Therefore, it is crucial that ICT innovations follow the expectations, needs and values of society, not only in a reactive way, but also a proactive way through constructive, reflective and critical interactions with social sciences and humanities (SSH) and the application of responsible research and innovation (RRI) actions (user engagement, gender equality, ethical issues, education and open access).
The SSH-RRI approach is acknowledged within the European Union research and innovation efforts as a method of mainstreaming SSH research across all topics of H2020 aiming at ICT-related research and innovation.
The HubIT project is brought to life to establish a Hub for boosting these efforts by bringing together ICT developers, SSH researchers and other stakeholders (e.g. NGOs, citizens and users) across H2020 ICT-related projects and beyond.
1. Propose an European Framework Model for responsible ICT innovation: a comprehensive set of jointly developed and used definitions, guidelines and tools for enforcing RRI and SSH issues into ICT R&I
2. Engage stakeholders: through speed-dating events, national workshops, international thematic workshops, networking events, international policy workshops, etc.
3. Facilitate pratical collaborations and experimental activities: through European inclusive hackathons, a European Commom Ground Camp and an European Interactive ICT labs.
4. Establish evidence base for R&I policies measured by key success indicators: through key performance indicators and policy recommendations.
5. Provide access to information concerning HubIT activities and results: through the project online platform, a dissemination and communication programme and annual conferences.
The Hub will activate the constructive interactions between ICT developers, SSH researchers and other stakeholders (e.g. NGOs, citizens and users) leading to a responsible approach to research and innovation through the uptake of SSH expertise and RRI actions.
The long term strategic objective of HubIT is to contribute to the high level of European research and innovation and ensure that H2020 funded and further ICT related innovation is responsible, inclusive and aimed at reversing inequalities.
The direct objective of HubIT is to build a Hub that will activate and improve constructive and co-creative interactions between SSH and ICT disciplines in developing and implementing a shared vision of inclusive ICT research and innovation.
Project coordination (CEED TECH); WP leadership (INSEC, DISCOVER-IT, DANDELION, BIOWAYS)
Portfolio of more than 500 interdisciplinary (including ICT and SSH)project/product/business development consultancy projects
Implementation of more than 200 organisational, sectorial, regional, national and international strategic planning processes using public engagement.
Implementation of ca 100 events for knowledge transfer, awareness raising and promotion.
Knowledge management & cooperation between SSH & ICT actors
Focus on the social aspects of technological development.
Extensive workshops infrastructure (Digital Fabrication, Electronics, eMobility etc.) and strong relations with neighbouring (technical) departments including mutual use of infrastructure.
Experience in research in technology foresight and its relations with societal implications and impact assessment.
Leading in the field of science and technology education, including mobile and online learning.
Project coordination (ELOST, FESTOS, PRACTIS) and WP leadership (e.g. KINX, ELOST, SSH-FUTUERS, iKnow, PATS, SIAM).
Leading RRI related projects (FESTOS, PRACTIS) as well as contributing to EC book on RRI in ICT and security technological field. file:///C:/Users/tal/Downloads/SSRN-id2436399.pdf
Definition of RRI implementation and validation frameworks.
Focus on co-participation, user-centricity, co-creation, impact assessment.
Network of more than 200 international world-wide stakeholders.
Participation in more than 50 EU funded projects, coordination of more than 20.
Large capabilities aligned with the project - Center for Applied Social Sciences (long-term partner of Estonian ministries), Center for IT Impact Studies and a whole university network at hand, including renowned scientists, professors related to fields of social science, IT and responsible research.
Experience in applied social research, elaboration of policy recommendations, quality assurance, impact assessment, etc. (100 projects).
Experience in high-level social science research and projectmanagement – involvement of more than 100 FP7 (Research and Innovation) projects grants and 24 H2020 projects.
Involvement in almost a dozen social science research networks, which have a potential for multiplying project results and impact, and offer wide opportunities for dissemination (EES, HERA, V-Dem, COST, etc.).
The institution actively supports scientists and researchers through its National Centre for Technology Transfer and promotes science through its National Centre for Popularisation of Science and Technology in Society.
CVTI SR operates the network of NCPs for H2020 and the Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development in Brussels.
Currently, CVTI SR participates in 14 Horizon 2020 projects, of which it coordinates 4 (related to organisation of international conferences within the Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU in 2016).
The DBT is an expert in political deliberation and advice, interactive methodologies, involving trans-disciplinary research, stakeholderinvolvement, citizen participation and public communication.
DBT has coordinated and participated in several EU projects (Engage2020, Res-AgoRa, EST-Frame, and CIMULACT) dedicated to the implementation of RRI in European research and innovation in different scientific and technological fields.
At the national level, the DBT has a history of giving advice to Danish policy makers on ICT security issues.
Organisation of B2B and networking events for ICT companies (not exclusively for the members of the association – international events in cooperation with the EEN or with embassies). Experience in organising small and large scale awareness raising as well as focused events (operation of the working groups of IVSZ, organisation of large ICT events with 300+ participants)
Organisation of competitions and longer camps (OpenAxel start-up competitions, own app developer competitions, coding camps)
Extensive partnerships in Lithuania and foreign countries, including Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, Belarus and more, as well as manifold activities.
Participates in Start-upScaleUp, LIFE, CEED Tech, Eye On Europe III, Eye On Europe 21 and many other European
Strong in-house experience in innovation and start-up development and capital raising, and has already assisted more than 500 companies sofar.
EFPC runs the Finance Helpdesk which gives assistance on FP financial rules, regulations, produces and presents trainings all over Europe
EFPC were partners in the Idealist 2011 and the Idealist2014 project and are beneficiaries in the current Idealist 2018 project responsible for Quality Management within the ICT NCP Network.
EFPC have participated in many FP projects e.g. Coordinators of the FP7 Projects FORCE and LOGSEC and WP leaders in projects including: INSEC, FESTOS, MOLD-NANONET, MOLD-ERA, EAST-HORIZON. In these projects EFPC has organised national and international events.
Leadership of dissemination & communication WP of projects (INSEC, SecurePart, Force, DANDELION, VINEYARD, BIOWAYS, AEGLE, Magellan-FTI)
More than 15 years’ experience as a Communication Agency.
Extensive portfolio on branding, graphic design, videos, websites,
promotional materials, brochures, etc.
Organisation of around 20 international events.
Implementation of 20+ FP7/H2020 projects
Experience in the organisation of interactive and thematic workshops including co-creation.
Trainings delivered to public authorities, business and NGOs.
Mapping exercises of various ecosystems (start-ups, bio-based industries, students, etc.).
Implementation of 50+ large scale international events.
The Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies (IRPPS) coordinates MARINA project (Marine Knowledge Sharing Platform for Federating Responsible Research and Innovation Communities) and will use its experience and acquired knowledge to build the framework model in HubIT.
Project coordination and WP leadership of numerous national and international projects including EU projects (H2020 and EIT projects)
Focus on citizen participation and stakeholders’ cooperation.
Conceptualization, implementation and moderation of events relying on various participative methods.
Supervision and evaluation of various participative processes, policy programs or research projects.