The UEMF obtains the Responsible Innovation Label during its first 2020/2021 edition

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The Responsible Innovation Label was awarded to the UEMF during its first 2020/2021 edition for the “ Sustainable UEMF Program ” project.




The Responsible Innovation Label is intended for higher education and research establishments, private or public, members of the AUF throughout the world. Its objective is twofold: to map and promote responsible innovations from French-speaking university establishments around the world, but also to deploy the responsible innovation network to promote synergies between universities , civil society and the socio-economic sector working for the development of a responsible company.


The ambitions of the Label:

The label responds to several challenges:

  • Identify responsible innovations generated by French-speaking universities to promote them. and develop them;
  • Strengthen the capacities and skills in SDG/ESS of the Francophonie network;
  • Organize support for French-speaking universities wishing to innovate responsibly;
  • Train and support researchers, staff, students and teachers at French-speaking universities in responsible innovation and its social and environmental impact;
  • Generate new partnerships and new resources around responsible innovation within the network of French-speaking universities;
  • Participate in and develop the emerging SDG/ESS dynamic in the academic world. 


The advantages of the Label for higher education and research establishments:

  • Be an active establishment;
  • Attract more students, teachers and researchers;
  • Mobilize new financiers;
  • Gain local and international visibility around the SDGs and the ESS;
  • Create a strong brand image: a “responsible” and “committed to sustainable development” university; 
  • Access national and international, public and private funding;


Up skills :

  • Develop the university: training and partnerships;
  • Be in contact with responsible innovation actors locally and internationally;
  • Access technical or financial support from the AUF for the actors involved;
  • Access the network and tools of the ACTIF system;


Position yourself as a player in responsible innovation:

  • Being an actor and operator of the sustainable development of societies;
  • Being an actor and operator of responsible and sustainable innovation, the SDGs and the ESS.