Eastern European RRI: Territorial Differences & Economic Background


Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 11:30am to 1:00pm


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Occasional Speaker: Miklos Lukovics

Eastern European RRI: Territorial Differences & Economic Background

In recent years, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) has gained credibility in the European Union’s development policy. Several EU commission reports highlighted RRI during the 2014-2020 programming period. RRI is also a priority in Horizon2020 and other EU initiatives designed to move RRI theory into practice.

Because most of the scientific works and projects in connection with RRI focus on developed countries, the validity of their statements is limited for countries lagging behind. The group of South-East European countries, which have a large number of special conditions, are approaching RRI from a different perspective. 

To the question, how can we facilitate innovative actors to innovate responsibly, an economic answer that extends the existing multi- and interdisciplinary RRI approach will be given.

About Miklos Lukovics

Miklós Lukovics is an economist and associate professor in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the University of Szeged (USZ) in Hungary. His main research fields are responsible innovation, economic development, and regional competitiveness. He was the project leader of the FaRInn (Facilitating Responsible Innovation in South-East European Countries) project at USZ. 

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