Research and innovation that is reflective and responsive to citizens’ needs is at the core of European research and innovation funding philosophy. How is it different from other research and innovation practices? Why is it important? How does it relate to countries’ economic competitiveness, and what can we foresee for responsible research and innovation in the future?
These are just some questions taken up by the Horizon 2020 funded HubIT project in the framework of analytical and practical activities. In this brief we would like to present initial results of the policy research and feedback collection during the first events that have taken place so far, and pose some questions for discussion. But first let us take a look at the specific approach of the HubIT project.
Olena Nedozhogina & Hans Hõrak, University of Tartu