The Co-Change project, towards the implementation of institutional changes in the areas of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)


The Co-Change project has established 8 Co-Change Labs at research performing and research funding organizations, and at universities. They are organizational spaces for building transformative capacity and leadership in the areas of RRI. In this interview series you can read the story of each lab by meeting the lab-leaders.

The Change Lab of the Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT)

How to support AI research to be ethical and facilitate the internal responsibility program of a technical research centre? Read the answers here.

The Change Lab of the Spanish applied research and development centre, Tecnalia

How to initiate the institutional discourse on responsible innovation and implement RRI principles in the everyday operation of a big technological development and research centre? Read the answers here.

The Change Lab of the Royal Netherlands Standardization Institute

How to support a standardisation organisation in becoming more responsible? Read the talk here.

The Change Lab of the Vienna Science and Technology Fund

How can a private research funding organisation impliment an open science policy? Read the answers here.

The Change Lab of the University of Novi Sad

How gender equality was implemented at a science faculty of a Serbian university and which other RRI keys they attempt to institutionalise next? Read the answers about gender equality here and about the other keys here.

The Change Lab of the Austrian Institute of Technology

There are myriad ethical challenges of innovations that build on machine learning and artificial intelligence. What are these challenges or dangers that we need to take into consideration? Read the interview with the coordinator of the Co-Change project here.



  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government