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

D-STIR is implemented through the Danube Transnational Programme, having as main objective the improvement of Danube framework conditions for innovation by integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the whole innovation pipeline.

With the implementation of the Socio-Technical Integration Research (STIR) method of research, the 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 responsible manner.

Highly innovative, D-STIR applies RRI implementation methods across the Danube and in less developed regions for the first time. The project's long-term expected objective: an innovation pipeline based on cooperation, responsibility and competitiveness.

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

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