We raise awareness of responsible research and innovation within the ICT industry, providing the bridge between civil society organisations (CSO) and researchers.
The Responsible Industry project is an EU-funded research project led by expert universities, research centres and industrial representatives. The project seeks to demonstrate how e-health companies can work productively with citizens to produce better products, match societal expectations and mitigate environmental and social impacts.
We provide the CSO perspective by bringing into the discussions a series of NGOs and CSOs whose work focuses on ensuring an active and healthy ageing cycle. Organisations such as Eurocarers (European), Royal Trinity Hospice (UK), 50+Hellas (Greece), Age Platform Europe (European), E-Seniors (France), VDI/VDE-IT (Germany), Active Retirement Ireland (Ireland) have participated in a series of consultative workshops to comment on the latest research findings.
The project has developed a guide for all e-health companies (SMEs and corporations) ensuring that these conduct research and development in a more responsive way by consulting the end-users early, by taking their values and needs into account and by conducting risk and impact analyses.
If you are a CSO involved in ICT and health regarding demographic change, ageing or wellbeing, we want to hear from you!