Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation

Neuro-Enhancement: Responsible Research and Innovation

This project contributes to the introduction of responsible research and innovation (RRI) related to neuro-enhancement. Mobilisation and mutual learning (MML) activities will be organized, engaging scientists, policy makers, industry, civil society groups and the wider public.

The project consortium comprises 17 partners from 11 European countries and includes experts from neuro-cognitive sciences, social sciences, humanities and science communication.


Stages of the project:

a) Mapping neuro-enhancement technologies, whether currently available, experimental or hypothetical. Each technology raises specific ethical, legal, social and economic issues to the public and the different stakeholders.

b) Organise, stimulate and mobilise the public and different stakeholders for consultations on specific subjects related to cognitive enhancement. State-of-the art methodologies will be used to manage the diversity of public opinions, needs, hopes and fears.

c) Summarise results of the consultations in each partner country aiming at the definition of a normative framework based on citizen views.

d) Disseminate results of the consultations to maximise project’s impacts at European level.



Coordinator: Ciência Viva - Agência Nacional para a Cultura Científica e Tecnológica


LSE - London School of Economics and and Political Science

SKU - Stichting Katholieke Universiteit

OeAW - Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschafte

SISSA - Scuola Internazionale Superiore du Studi Avanzati di Trieste

IBMC.INEB - Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular

EXP - Center for Formidling af Naturvidenskab og Modern Teknologi Fond, Experimentarium

UVT - Stichting Katholieke Universiteit brabant Universiteit Van Tilburg

CEU - Kozep-Europai Egyetem, Central European University

USTUTT - Universität Stuttgart

MAINZ - Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz

JKU - Universitaet Linz

UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

TLS - Fondazione Toscana Life Sciences

UoI - Haskoli Islands

GAUK - Genetic Alliance UK LTD

EBC - The European Brain Council AISBL

KCL - King's College London



 NERRI kick-off meeting


Brain | neurosciences | neuro-enhancement

Other international projects:

BRAIN Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative (USA)

Year of The Brain in Europe European Brain Council (EU)

Human Brain Project Flagship Initiative (EU)

Human Connectome Project funded by the National Institutes of Health (USA)



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