At the end of November 2019, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform organised a thematic event for open, social and responsible innovation (OSRI). The event presented the overviews for all the three perspectives of innovation with excellent key note speakers that could explain what we should know about open, social and responsible innovation. The overview presentations were supported by good practises found from separate Interreg funded projects.

MARIE project partner from Tampere Region was invited to the event to present the policy improvement achived for the ERDF funding. Project manager from Tampere Region Tiina Ramstedt-Sen presented how the improvement was done and how the interregional cooperation in MARIE project had influenced it. The example of including ethical evaluation into innovation funding raised interest, as it is the only project that has managed to achieve such an improvement.

The event included a participatory session where participants looked more deeply into either open, social or responsible innovation. As Interreg projects are more supporting open and social innovation projects, RI was less known by the participants. Therefore, Tiina as well as Giulia Bubbolini, the lead partner of MARIE, had a good chance to explain the concept and how it actually improves the value of innovation.