What is RIPEET about?
RIPEET will support territories in establishing experimental spaces to address the territorial dimensions of the European Green Deal, in line with Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI).
Leveraging the involvement of ERRIN's Energy & Climate Change Working Group leaders, the RIPEET project will support Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) policy experimentations for energy transition in three European territories - in Extremadura (ES), Highlands and Islands of Scotland (UK) and Ostrobothnia (FI). These territories will be at the heart of the project's activities, offering real-life settings to test, pilot, and validate RIPEET's methodology via the Transition Labs. RRI-based Transition Labs will create collective stewardship of the territorial energy future via participatory instruments and serve as a framework for envisioning sustainable energy futures. They are points of departure for collective approaches aiming to create more open, inclusive and self-sustaining R&I eco-systems. The framework conditions, processes, and outcomes of these experiments will be mapped, monitored, and evaluated. This constitutes an evidence-base for the revision of sectoral policies, strategies and research and innovation (R&I) instruments as well as for establishing a European RIPEET community.
ERRIN is responsible for establishing a Community of Practice of six additional "mirror ecosystems". Based on the learning in the three RIPEET territories, a peer-learning scheme will enable mutual learning, mentoring and inspiration, disseminating the results and lessons learned from the experiments to other territorial ecosystems: the replicability and effectiveness of RIPEET’s approach and related methodology will be the backbone of its exploitation potential. Moreover, ERRIN is in charge of the overall communication, dissemination and exploitation activities of the RIPEET project.