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Fondazione Giannino Bassetti

Type: Civil society organisation
Country: Italy
Fondazione Giannino Bassetti (FGB) has promoted responsibility in innovation within the technosciences, entrepreneurship and governance for 25 years, acting as a pioneer civil society organisation (CSO) in fostering the concept and the practice of responsible research and innovation (RRI). Mobilising and consolidating communities of practice, FGB promotes cooperation between research sites, industrial players, civil society and institutions, creating transverse and cutting-edge relationships. FGB has been involved in many local and international projects, including EU funded projects as partner and third party (e.g. SMART-map, RRI Tools), as member of the Advisory Board (SUPER MoRRI) or as key stakeholder (MARIE Interreg, ROSIE Interreg). The Foundation is also an affiliated member of Virtual Institute of Responsible Innovation, sits within the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Responsible Innovation” and was one of the few CSOs participating in the AI4People Initiative. Since 2016 FGB has been collaborating with Lombardy Region to embed RRI principles and practices in planning and implementing R&I activities at regional level.


Platforme Belge pour la Paticipation Citoyenne 

Type: Civil society organisation 
Country: Belgium
Created in 2011, BE participation is a non-profit association based in Brussels. Grounded in a complex neighbourhood in one of the most populated areas of Brussels, BE participation aims at fostering empowerment processes which enable disadvantaged inhabitants to be active and responsible citizens. BE participation offers lifelong learning opportunities, training activities as well as enables participatory processes with local policy makers and other associations. Through its associates BE participation has got a lot of experience with EU-funded projects in the field of Science with and for Society.



Science for Change

Type: SME
Country: Spain

Science for Change (SfC) is a SME born from the will to tackle societal and environmental challenges affecting communities using innovative solutions. SfC specializes in developing user-centered, innovative services and products based on citizen science, participatory strategies, community engagement and co-creation processes to facilitate social innovation.



Centre Bruxellois de la Mode et du Design

Type: Non-governmental organisation
Country: Belgium
MAD supports innovative and entrepreneurial projects in the design and fashion sector in Brussels. Its ambition is to be a tool of transition via expertise, network, incubation visibility and its laboratory. One of MAD’s missions is to develop innovative, collaborative and sustainable (economic, ecological and social) practices with public and private partners.



University of Bergen 

Type: University
Country: Norway
Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (SVT) is an interfaculty at the University of Bergen, Norway. The Centre has 30 years of experience performing interdisciplinary research on science and technology, and teaching theory of science and ethics at all levels at the University of Bergen. Its research activities are characterised by the interdisciplinary combination of philosophy and history of science, STS and science ethics/bioethics, risk and complexity theory. Specific fields of research are emerging and converging technologies, precautionary risk governance, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI), food, energy, security and climate change, ethics and integrity, focusing on governance aspects on the intersections of science, technology and governance. Central to the SVT approach is the concept of double competence: all our scholars are able to understand from the inside what is going on in the field they study and are philosophically informed about, and be able to critically reflect on and cope with, the epistemic and normative presuppositions of their own approach and their field of research.



University of Barcelona

Type: University
Country: Spain
Attached to the Department of Condensed Matter Physics of UB (within the Complexity Lab Barcelona) and to the Institute of Complex Systems, OpenSystems is a multidisciplinary group that focuses on public participation as a core element of the way of doing science. The group works together with many actors and build tailored-made research to address social concerns mostly grounded in urban contexts. OpenSystems methodology is based on community processes and the group is committed to horizontal research through innovation and public engagement.



Catholic University of Louvain

Type: University
Country: Belgium
Building on almost 600 years’ experience, the UCLouvain is today a multisite university in Belgium at the forefront of innovation and excellence in education and research. The university involves more than 30,000 students of 123 different nationalities and a staff of about 5,800 teachers, researchers and administrative and technical collaborators. UCLouvain is responsible for the education of nearly one out of two French-speaking academics in Belgium and proposes courses in all possible disciplines. Research is one of UCLouvain’s main activities. More than 1000 research contracts are signed every year with universities, public institutions and private companies. UCLouvain actively participates in the R&I programmes of the European Union. It is notably involved in 176 projects within FP7 and in already 98 Horizon 2020 projects. Among H2020 projects, UCL hosts 30 MSCA and 23 ERC. UCLouvain proposes a variety of services to society and the academic community: 3 science parks (Louvain-la- Neuve, Brussels, Seneffe), 3 university hospitals (Saint-Luc Brussels, Mont-Godinne, Sainte-Elisabeth Namur), 2 museums and 8 main libraries.



Finanziaria per lo Sviluppo della Lombardia

Type: Company
Country: Italy
Finlombarda is the in-house public financial institution 100% owned by Regione Lombardia, and, at the same time, is also a financial intermediary supervised and authorised by the Bank of Italy. Finlombarda’s mandate is promoting the economic development of the regional territory.



Regione Lombardia

Type: Regional government 
Country: Italy
Lombardy Region’s role is to guide, plan, coordinate and control the management of the territory. Lombardy, with more than 10 million inhabitants, is the third most populous region in Europe. Due to its cultural, social and economic characteristics, the territory produces a high level of vitality and the ability to achieve a prosperous and sustainable development. The economy of Lombardy is characterized by a wide variety of industries ranging from traditional sectors to heavy and light industries. The production system is still one of the most developed in Italy and in Europe. The industry and research are present in numerous platforms/initiatives at European level. Lombardy Region implements measures and projects in support of the territory, based on the own strategic programmes. The Directorate-General Research, Innovation, University, Export and Internationalization involved in this project is responsible for the RIS3, which has been designed with the aim of seeking to chart an “integrated path” of development of the Region, by identifying resources/skills and innovation potential, setting priorities in terms of industrial and technology areas to focus regional investments.



Generalitat de Catalunya

Type: Regional government 
Country: Spain
The Generalitat de Catalunya is the regional Govern of Catalonia. The participation in the Project is through the General Directorate for Economic Promotion, Competition and Regulation (GDEPCR). The GDEPCR is responsible for the execution of Catalonia’s ERDF Operational Program and for the coordination of Catalonia’s RIS3 Strategy (RIS3CAT). In the framework of the RIS3CAT, GDPECR promotes (among others): innovation in public policies to address the SDGs in more effective ways; RRI-driven shared agendas for sustainability and social change; and the collaboration with academia, companies and civil society in the design and implementation of public policies.



Innoviris 

Type: Regional government
Country: Belgium
As the regional institute for research and innovation, Innoviris’ mission is to connect, stimulate and financially support citizens, companies, research institutes and non-profit organisations in achieving progress. Innoviris plays a pioneering role and provides the financial fuel to power the innovation engine in Brussels. The Brussels-Capital Region believes in the importance of local entrepreneurship and innovation to ensure the well-being and prosperity of the Brussels population now and in the future.



The European Association for Information on Local Development

Type: Not-for-profit association
Country: Belgium 
AEIDL was founded by like-minded individuals who believed that European integration could make a positive contribution to citizenship and to the sustainable development of local communities. Its goal is to support the establishment of a Europe made by citizens for citizens, taking into account the unique social, economic, cultural and environmental aspects of each territory, in a process of sustainable development based on equal opportunities and partnership. AEIDL is routinely involved in projects aimed at bringing Europe closer to its citizens, promoting interaction between citizens and civil society organisations and promoting intercultural dialogue.



Museum of Science Corporation

Type: Company
Country: USA
One of the world’s largest science centers and New England’s most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces more than 1.4 million visitors a year to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) through the world-class hands-on exhibits, programs and pre-K-12 curricula of its William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center. An extraordinary variety of learning experiences span the Hall of Human Life, Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 4-D Theater, and Butterfly Garden. The Science Behind Pixar, created with Pixar Animation Studios, is touring internationally. The Museum’s National Center for Technological Literacy has transformed STEM education nationally and internationally through advocacy, standards and assessment reforms, teacher professional development, and curriculum development. The Museum’s pre-K-12 curricula, including its award winning Engineering is Elementary., have reached an estimated 18 million students and 185,000 educators.


EU flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 972687.
Project Coordinator: Angela Simone Fondazione Giannino Bassetti angela.simone@fondazionebassetti.org
 
contact: info@transfrom-project.eu