Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation
The project “Public Participation in Developing a Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation” (CASI) was proposed as a response to one of the Grand Challenges set out in the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union, namely “Climate action, environment resource efficiency and raw materials”.
It represented an EU-wide cross-sectoral partnership on innovation-related challenges and considered not only the impacts of social and technological innovation, but also the types of actors involved and their inherent interests. It thus effectively integrated the perspectives of civil society, SMEs, industry, policy stakeholders, and leading academics. This collaboration investigated the scope of sustainable innovation as a societal phenomenon and enables the elaboration of an assessment framework of sustainable innovation practices, whose application can be successfully integrated into public policy developments.