CRS part of new EU project2020-06-16
Digitalisation processes in traditional industries are the focus of the EU project DigiTeRRi. In collaboration with two regions in France and Austria, Värmland will contribute to increased digitalisation through RRI, Responsible Research and Innovation.
Digitalisation processes in traditional industries are the focus of the EU project DigiTeRRi. In collaboration with two regions in France and Spain, Värmland will contribute to increased digitalisation through RRI, Responsible Research and Innovation.
RRI is a term used by the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020 to describe scientific research and technological development that include the effects and potential impact on the environment and society.
The project is in the early stages and a collaboration between Karlstad University, The Paper Province and Region Värmland. The Swedish part of project is led by the Grants and Innovation Office at Karlstad University. Participating researchers are Margareta Dahlström, professor of human geography, Malin Stegmann McCallion, reader of political science, and Magnus Lindh, doctor of political science.
“The idea is that DigiTeRRi will lead to increased digitalisation in both the private and public sector. By doing so, the project contributes to Värmland’s development and growth strategy regarding the digitalisation of welfare services, where the research and innovation collaboration between Karlstad University and Region Värmland, the Academy for Smart Specialisation, forms the platform”, says Eamonn McCallion, Grants and Innovation Office at Karlstad University and regional project leader for Värmland.
In addition to Värmland, the project includes the Grand Est region in northeastern France and Styria in southern Austria . In total, there are 12 partners involved in the project, all coordinated by the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology.
DigiTeRRI has been developed to empower three traditional industry regions to harness the opportunities presented by digitalisation.The project co-creates framework and roadmaps for a responsible transition to self-sustaining, digitalised industrial R&I ecosystems. It addresses the challenges in the interplay between business, academia, government and society ‒the quadruple helix ‒ to initiate openness, democratic accountability and responsiveness in a process that will in turn promote resilience within these new, digitalised R&I ecosystems.