Meaningful collaboration for responsible innovation

Jarmai, Katharina and Vogel-Pöschl, Heike Christiane (2019) Meaningful collaboration for responsible innovation. Journal of Responsible Innovation. pp. 1-7. ISSN 2329-9037

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Many innovative businesses have discovered an added value in collaborating with experts, users or other stakeholders in developing innovative products or services. Not all collaboration with stakeholders, however, corresponds to the criteria for opening up an innovation process to the needs of societal actors under the terms of responsible innovation. The question of what makes collaboration meaningful in the sense of responsible innovation was presented and discussed in a 75 min workshop at the European Science Open Forum (ESOF) in Toulouse, France in June 2018. Identified success factors and challenges for making a collaboration process meaningful for the collaborating parties highlight the importance of competent process preparation and facilitation, investment of time and effort to enable mutual understanding and the development of trustful relationships as well as the collaborating partners' willingness to implement changes that result from the collaboration process.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was supported by the European Commission under grant number 710543 and grant number 787991.
Keywords: Responsible innovation; meaningful collaboration; public engagement; stakeholder engagement; ESOF 2018
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 08:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 09:59
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