Prof Joyce Tait and colleagues at Innogen have been exploring the question of where and how RRI fits into the broader innovation support network. Their study proposes a new approach to the responsible development of innovative products, processes and services by companies and organisations operating in the bioeconomy and related industry sectors. It departs from much of the recent and currently available research on responsible research and innovation in that it recognises the very different challenges faced by innovating organisations, compared to conventional approaches with a strong emphasis on upstream engagement. It is designed to be simple and feasible for a company to implement within a commercial environment. Their findings have been published in the journal Engineering Biology.