Responsible Research and Innovation Approach for Transitioning the Traditional Industry Regions into Digitalised Industry Territories

DigiTeRRI has been developed to empower three traditional industry regions to harness the opportunities presented by digitalization.

The project co-creates a framework and roadmaps for a responsible transition to self-sustaining, digitalized industrial R&I ecosystems. It addresses the challenges in the interplay between business, academia, government and society ‒the quadruple helix ‒ to initiate openness, democratic accountability and responsiveness in a process that will in turn promote resilience within these new, digitalized R&I ecosystems.

An RRI approach in key issues such as gender equality, science education, open access, public Engagement, and ethics during the digitalization process will help to support both organisations and citizens in adapting to the transformation that is revolutionizing research, industry, the economy, and society.

Three territories with a history in traditional industry are engaged in the DigiTeRRI project:

Région Grand Est (France)

Styria (Austria)

Värmland (Sweden)

The challenge is to ensure that their industries continue to be competitive on a global scale through innovation, the ability to create attractive jobs and new business opportunities as well as boosting the local infrastructure.

Facts in brief

Funding organization

January 2020 – December 2022

Funding amount
2 004 037.50 €

AIT Austrian Institute Of Technology

Project Coordinator

Marianne Hörlesberger


  • AIT Austrian Institute Of Technology GmbH (AIT)
  • Montanuniversitaet Leoben (MUL)
  • Nordlandsforskning As (NRI)
  • Wedo Project Intelligence Made Easy Sl (Wedo)
  • Materalia (MAT)
  • Zentrum Fur Angewandte Technologie Leoben Gmbh (ZAT)
  • Paper Province (PP)
  • Värmlands Läns Landsting (Värmland)
  • Standort und Marketing Bruck an der Mur Gesmbh (Bruck)
  • Karlstads Universitet (KAU)
  • Grand E-nov (GEN)
  • Universite De Lorraine (UI)
Released DigiTeRRI Project Outcomes

Released DigiTeRRI Project Outcomes

The DigiTeRRI project, framed in the EU Horizon2020 programme, engined three roadmaps for the responsible transition towards digitalised and self-sustainable industrial R&I ecosystems in the three European regions involved — Värmland (Sweeden), Styria (Austria),...



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