Responsible research and Innovation Policy Experimentations for Energy Transition (RIPEET)
RIPEET is one of the projects funded by Horizon 2020 on territorial Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). RIPEET project will support RRI policy experimentations for energy transition at territorial level, in the framework of the European Green Deal. RIPEET will secure the achievement of the following three objectives:
- Conducting transformative R&I policy experiments aiming to identify niches and to co-create sustainable energy transition pathways with territorial quintuple helix stakeholders (government, scientific research, SME, civil society and environment) which results in more open, transparent and democratic territorial R&I systems.
- Establishing novel, self-sustaining, and transparent governance relations within territorial energy R&I eco-systems
- Promoting transformation process within of the territorial organisations involved, through the creation of innovative R&I working methods and promoting greater sustainability and inclusiveness.
RIPEET project will support RRI policy experimentations for energy transition in three European territories – Extremadura (ES), Highlands and Islands of Scotland (UK) and Ostrobothnia (FI). Specific energy policy niches of needs will be identified (call for needs) to be addressed through innovative solutions selected among proposals solicited from all the actors in the territorial areas (call for solutions).
The experimentations’ methodology builds on Transition Labs, i.e. user-centered, inclusive, anticipatory and open innovation-oriented experimental spaces, based on a systematic co-creation approach, able to developing public services and commercial solutions and integrating RRI-based research and processes of innovation in communities and in the concrete life dimension at the local level.
Knowledge and Innovation is responsible for all monitoring and evaluation activities. Furthermore, it will deal with the implementation of RRI at the territorial level in relation to energy potentials and priorities.
The consortium consists of 11 partners, including some key players in R&I systems at the territorial level, such as business actors in the energy community and public administrations, as well as research organizations specialised in the approach of RRI and transitional management, from seven countries.