D-STIR - Danube Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation using Socio-Technical Integration

D-STIR’s objective is to improve Danube framework conditions for innovation, by integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the whole innovation pipeline.

With implementation of the Socio-Technical Integration Research (STIR) method of research, D-STIR project is extremely important for Danube innovation framework conditions as RRI awareness and capacity in the region are limited. It ensures that R&I is carried out in a socially, environmentally and ethically manner. 

D-STIR is highly innovative. It applies RRI implementation method across the Danube and in less developed regions for the first time. Projects long-term expected objecticve: an innovation pipeline based on cooperation, responsibility and competitiveness.

STIR supports interactions between experts from different disciplines (humanities and social science with technological sectors), who collaboratively reflect on the societal context of research decisions in order to support reflexive learning and practical adjustments.

D-STIR was designed to encourage innovation that brings responsible products to the markets swiftly. The final output, Danube RRI Strategy, includes recommendations and concrete tools, particularly an adaptation of STIR (Socio-Technical Integration Research) method.

This graphic was prepared by the First Hungarian Responsible Innovation Association


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Danube Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation using Socio-Technical Integration
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 1923366,8
ERDF Contribution: 1524025,49
IPA Contribution: 110836,26
ENI Contribution: 0
Call number
Call 1
Innovative and socially responsible Danube region
Specific objective
Improve framework conditions for innovation

Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
SOUTH-EAST REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY Lead partner nina.irimia@adrse.ro Romania
Cassovia Life Sciences ERDF partner martin.haranta@cassovialifesciences.eu Slovakia
First Hungarian Responsible Innovation Association ERDF partner lukovicsmiklos@gmail.com Hungary
ELI-HU Research and Development Non-profit Ltd ERDF partner David.Bereczkei@eli-alps.hu Hungary
Development centre of the Heart of Slovenia ERDF partner anita.molka@razvoj.si Slovenia
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Project News

  • D-STIR - Announcement: D-STIR Project will be promoted during the capitalisation workshop within Annual Forum on EUSDR
    - 17-10-2017

    D-STIR Project will be promoted during the capitalisation workshop organised on October 19, 2017 within Annual Forum on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) as a member of Thematic Pole 2 – RDI Framework support. D-STIR Project will be...

  • D-STIR - First stakeholder group meeting by Slovenian partner Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia
    - 06-10-2017

    Our Slovenian partner Srce Slovenije / The Heart of Slovenia organised it's first stakeholder group meeting titled: An effective model for promoting responsible entrepreneurship in the local environment. The workshop was an important starting...

  • D-STIR - Research article about Responsible Research and Innovation in Contrasting Innovation Environments
    - 19-09-2017

    "Attempts to implement Responsible Research and Innovation into practice depend on the innovation and cultural environment". Read more in research article entitled Responsible research and innovation in contrasting innovation environments:...

  • D-STIR - Responsible innovation is taking collective care of the future through stewardship of innovation in the present
    - 21-07-2017

    The awareness about responsible innovation is growing and becoming stronger all over the world. Nevertheless, there are still big gaps between ideology and written reforms on one side and in-depth analysis, training and implementation in...

  • D-STIR - ANNOUNCING: capacity building workshop and next projects' meeting in Hungary
    - 23-06-2017

    First announcement of our next projects' meeting and capacity building workshop in Hungary (17 - 19 July 2017) and it seems like the best time to do it! We are happy to announce that Hungarian partner Eli-Alps Kutatóközpont started to work in...

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