Brightlands Institute for Smart Society and NewHoRRIzon

NewHoRRIzon workshop participants

The Brightlands Institute for Smart Society (BISS), involving MUSTS’s Darian Meacham, has joined the NewHoRRIzon project.

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NewHoRRIzon has received funding from the European Commission Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme. It aims at further integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the research and innovation systems on national and international levels. The concept of RRI is an approach which intends to bridge gaps between science, research and innovation communities and society at large by fostering more inclusive, anticipatory, open and responsive research and innovation systems. In this frame, multiple stakeholders (from research, business, policy making, education and civil society) are involved in research and innovation on the project and system level to better align its processes and outcomes with the values, needs and expectations of society.

BISS is in charge of managing a Social Lab named: Europe in a changing world – Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.

More precisely, BISS will manage the activities of the Social Lab by bringing together different stakeholders addressing urgent and cultural transformations within our societies, digitalisation of governance, transformation of labour and migration managements are only three amongst the most compelling ones. The aim is to provide contextual solutions to some of the societal and ethical challenges we face in our work. We also explore how ideas and practices like ethics-by-design, responsible innovation, and responsible AI can help us to address these challenges.

Robert Gianni, a researcher at BISS, is the main UM researcher on the project. If you have questions or would like to know more about the project please email: