Ethics and RRI of Knowledge Transfer and Commerciali-sation
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This training will introduce practical aspects of knowledge and technology transfer, including identification of the ethics and responsible research and innovation dimensions of the exploitation and commercialization of research findings.
This training provides an introduction to key aspects of the management of innovation processes and the exploitation of research results. It also discusses the ethical and responsible innovation aspects of knowledge transfer and commercialization. Additionally, it includes a training where you use a newly developed methodology to design a stakeholder map and stakeholder engagement exercise for your research. You then get to integrate the findings of these activities into the design and planning of your project, and related innovation processes.
Combining short lectures with a training segment, this module will help you align the exploitation of your work with the needs, expectations, and concerns of key actors such as collaborators, future users, societal stakeholders, and the environment. The audience of the training is researchers, staff, and managers from the HBP and EBRAINS, including PhD students and postdocs, as well as partners from industry and other academic projects and universities.
Introduction to the Practical, Ethical and Responsible Innovation Dimensions of Knowledge Transfer
Watching all four videos on Knowledge transfer and Commercialization in the HBP will provide an introduction to key aspects of the management of innovation processes and the exploitation of research results, with a discussion of the ethical and responsible innovation aspects of knowledge transfer and commercialization. They also include a training that enables participants to apply a newly developed methodology to design a stakeholder map and stakeholder engagement exercise for their research, and to integrate the findings of these activities into the design and planning of their project, and related innovation processes.
In this first video, Dr. Achim Rosemann, senior Research Fellow at De Montfort University, gives an introduction to the topic of knowledge transfer and commercialization in the Human Brain Project. The video presents the training module’s core contents, intended learning outcomes and speakers.
Innovation Management and Exploitation of Research Results
In this video, Dr. Guillermo Velasco from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid introduces key aspects of the management of innovation processes from research to innovation, and the development of new technologies, products, and services. This includes information on the maturity assessment of different types of research results, and a discussion of the protection, ownership, and exploitation of research outcomes, as well an overview of the services provided by the HBP Innovation team.
Responsible Innovation and Stakeholder Engagement
In this lecture, Achim Rosemann discusses key ethical and responsible aspects of knowledge transfer and commercialization. In particular, the video explores the role of public and stakeholder engagement, as a requirement to connect innovation processes to societal and environmental challenges, and to address the concerns, expectations, values and needs that different types of stakeholders articulate.
Methodology to Develop a Stakeholder Map and Stakeholder Engagement Exercise
In this final video, Achim Rosemann introduces a methodology that enables innovators and researchers, as well as social scientists, staff of government bodies, companies, NGOs and interested members of the public, to develop a comprehensive stakeholder map and multi-stakeholder engagement exercise. It also covers how to integrate the outcomes of the exercise in the planning and design of emerging (or ongoing) research and innovation projects. The methodology is accompanied by a workbook (that can be downloaded below).
Download the complete workbook and methodology for independent use: Workbook and Methodology - Developing a Stakeholder Map and Stakeholder Engagement Exercise (pdf)
Want to know more about responsible innovation in the HBP?
Have a look at our Ethics Coordination webpage!
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
HBP Innovation Team Lead
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