Rethinking innovation together

Woman with European Union flag


SPARKS is an awareness-raising and engagement project to promote Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) across 29 European countries (EU members plus Switzerland). It brings together 33 organizations as partners and linked third parties. SPARKS will organize an interactive touring exhibition and 232 innovative participatory activities on RRI (science cafés, pop-up Science Shops, incubation activities and scenario workshops) across Europe.


SPARKS’ methodology emphasises interdisciplinary (science, art, policy, industry, research, science education) and participatory approaches to promote RRI in relation to health. This is a highly relevant research topic which is able to motivate citizens’ and other stakeholders’ engagement in science and research.

AIGHD Research Lead

Catherine Hankins


(Coordinator) Association européenne des expositions scientifiques, techniques et industrielles – European Network of Science Centres and Museums (AEESTI/ Ecsite)
Science Museum (Science Museum London)
Centrum Nauki Kopernik (Copernicus Science Centre)
Wissenschaftsladen Bonn EV (Bonn Science Shop)
European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
Ars Electronica Linz GmbH (Ars Electronica)
KERN European Affairs sprl – KEA European Affairs (KEA)
AS Cyprus College Limited – European University Cyprus (EUC)
Institute of Social Innovations (ISI)
Universitatea Sapientia din Cluj-Napoca – Labworm Science Shop at Sapientia University, Faculty of Science Miercurea Ciuc (LSSSU)
Neulogy a.s. (Neulogy)
Groussgasmaschinn (Luxembourg Science Center)
Università della Svizzera italiana – L’ideatorio – USI Università della Svizzera italiana (IUSI


European Commission


European countries (EU members plus Switzerland)