EFARRI ceremony 2016
On Monday 21 November 2016 three European research projects that are contributing actively towards the development of a smart, inclusive and sustainable society were honoured in Brussels by the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation. The Swedish Mistra Urban Futures (also winner of the public vote by the audience), Italian water management project IMRR and Spanish miCROWDscopy were selected by a scientific jury from more than 200 applications to receive a prize of €20,000 to continue their valuable work in diverse fields.
Prof. Jeroen van den Hoven from Delft University of Technology, chair of the EFARRI jury, emphasises the unique nature of this award: ‘Not only the laureates, but many of the applications we received show a creative approach to tackling societal challenges by implementing RRI in their daily research practices. They set an example for RRI because they exemplify a strong commitment to moral concerns and a dedication to harness the potential of technology, allowing them to anticipate potential implications and accommodate legitimate expectations of stakeholders with regard to research and innovation in their projects.’