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The Responsible Innovation Summit 2020

The Responsible Innovation Summit 2020

Written by Michael Gizicki-Neundlinger | Reviewed by Gabriela Ayala

Created on: 08 Oct 2020 | Updated on: 08 Oct 2020

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

Szilvia Szabo, Mary Mac Sweeney & Norman Thompson on organizing Europe's biggest RRI event in 2020

In the 20th and 21st of October, Dublin will be the (virtual) capital of Responsible Innovation in Europe. The 2020 edition of the Responsible Innovation Summit hosts more than 250 high-impact delegates in the vibrant field of Responsible Innovation.

We have invited three guests to this week's Responsible Innovation Story:

  • Szilvia Szabo, Founder of Dublin-based consultancy “The Impacter” and organizer of the Responsible Innovation Summit. This virtual event
  • Mary Mac Sweeney, Deputy Head of Enterprise and Economic Development at Dublin City Council and
  • Norman Thompson, Economic Development Researcher at Dublin City Council, have both strongly supported the Responsible Innovation Summit from its beginning in 2017.


Organizer Szilvia Szabo:

“The main mission of the Responsible Innovation Summit is to unite leaders and put things into action.”

This year's edition aims to inspire actors from business, research and policy to build back better in the aftermath of the pandemic.

“Long-term strategies are often not that actionable. Now with the pandemic we have a clean slate and can make things better.”

Join the Leaders of Change and help to build back better.

Enjoy watching the full interview wit Szilvia Szabo, Mary Mac Sweeney and Norman Thompson at!

Click on the time stamps to watch the respective speaker:

01:09 Szilvia Szabo on using virtual events to find a common language of Responsible Innovation

07:39 Mary Mac Sweeney on systemic change in Responsible Innovation

14:44 Norman Thompson on the vital role of collaboration in Responsible Innovation

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