Last Monday 19th November, Luisa Barbosa from the Science, Communication and Society Studies Centre carried out the second edition of the workshop “How to make my research more responsible? Exploring RRI”. This time, an institute of applied research in renewable energy in Berlin, the Reiner Lemoine Institut, hosted the event. This course is part of the training program of the European project GRECO.

Approximately 20 solar energy researchers from different countries as Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Portugal and Sweden attended the session. During four hours, the scientists reflected and debated upon the concept and practice of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and on how to apply it to their investigation. The course materials were adapted from the recently finalized project HEIRRI, approaching issues like inclusion, citizen engagement, sustainability, ethics, gender equality and open science.

The Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is part of the GRECO project, a European initiative that gets together six different nationalities in order to put Open Science into practice in the context of photovoltaic research and innovation. GRECO wants to demonstrate that a stronger social involvement leads to an improved acceptance and use of innovative products in this field. Based on RRI and citizen participation, GRECO proposes solutions to increase solar cell technology lifetime, reduce the costs, increase performance and support new uses in agriculture and architecture.

If you wish to know more, the project introductory video has just been launched!

GRECO is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 program under grant contract number 787289.


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Este blog cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología – Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación