Project Goal

D-STIR’s objective is to improve Danube framework conditions for innovation, by integrating Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in the whole innovation pipeline. D-STIR is important for Danube innovation framework conditions. Innovation does account for socio-economic impact.


  • Engages all innovation chain stakeholders in quadruple helix cooperation
  • Encouraging innovation that brings responsible products to the markets swiftly and managing risks
  • Recommendations and concrete tools, particularly an adaptation the STIR (Socio-Technical Integration Research) Method
  • Transnational cooperation among complementary partners
  • Applies RRI implementation methods
  • Promotes quadruple helix cooperation and continuous learning evaluation
  • Leads to the long-term expected change: an innovation pipeline based on cooperation, responsibility and competitiveness


  • South-East Regional Development Agency, Romania
  • Cassovia Life Science, Slovakia
  • First Hungarian Responsible Innovation Association, Hungary
  • ELI-HU Research and Development Non-profit Ltd, Hungary
  • Development centre of the Heart of Slovenia, Slovenia
  • Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Science, Czech Republic
  • Horia Hulubei National Institute for Research and Development in Physics and Nuclear Engineering, Romania



Duration: Dezember 2016 – Juni 2019

Client/Programme: European Commission, Interreg