Fraunhofer IAO’s CeRRI provides a place to innovate and promote rural regions’ participatory development – the Social Foresight Lab.

Mobile innovation lab for rural regions earns OECD accolades

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has acknowledged the Social Foresight Lab developed by Fraunhofer IAO’s Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI) as a public sector innovation. Born of a project called Horizonte erweitern – Perspektiven ändern, or Broadening Horizons – Changing Perspectives, the lab is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). A mobile medium to promote participation and knowledge transfer, it has been deployed successfully to Bavaria, Hessen and Schleswig-Holstein.