Research and innovation




Multi-stakeholder engagement



Fondazione Giannino Bassetti
Austrian Institute of Technology
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Consorzio Italbiotec
and many more!



Embedding Open and Responsible Research & Innovation across Europe
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Europe has been working for years to develop a model of research and innovation that is open and responsible (ORRI). Still, more needs to be done to mainstream, consolidate and embed these practices across European R&I. REINFORCING will build on the huge achievements in ORRI over the past decade, becoming the ORRI central point of knowledge and expertise. 

To do so, REINFORCING will develop a One-Stop Source of expertise and services on ORRI which will serve as a much needed hub, becoming the European entry-point to ORRI expertise, services, experiences, tools, resources and practices for users from all types of institutions and quadruple helix sectors. Users of this platform will be offered training, advice, consultation and the grant-related services they need for designing, financing and deploying RRI measures.

Stickydot will be in charge of implementing engagement actions targeted at specific and selected communities with the aim of collecting needs and expectations and co-designing meaningful support services and cascading grants. Additionally, Stickydot will develop training modules to support the journeys of institutions and regions in their ORRI interventions.

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Florence Gignac


“It is inspiring to contribute to a scientific research environment that remains anchored in the realities and interests of a variety of individuals. Collaborating with the public takes your scientific knowledge off the beaten track and challenges you to take a creative approach to your scientific practice. Go ahead: once you try participatory research, you won’t look back!”

At Stickydot, Florence provides support on citizen science and public engagement projects. Florence has been applying participatory approaches in the fields of environment and public health for over five years. She cares deeply about making every step of a scientific research project inclusive, creative and sustainable.