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Agata Gurzawska

Research Manager

Role at Trilateral

Agata supports the growth of the Innovation & Research service of Trilateral. Specifically, she leads research related to responsible and sustainable innovation, human rights and ethics of technology.  

At Trilateral, she provides research-supported regulatory, industry and policy advice on implementing responsible research and innovation (RRI) in numerous EU-funded projects and beyond. She applies ethics- and privacy-by-design approaches and conducts integrated ethical, legal and societal impact assessments with a strong focus on stakeholder engagement. Agata also leads the development of Trilateral’s human rights impact assessment (HRIA) and Human-Rights-by-Design approach. She is particularly keen on shifting from abstract principles of responsible and sustainable innovation to concrete practices and tools, tailor-made to specific types of organisations, local, social, political and environmental contexts. 


Agata’s background lies in international public and human rights law. Her areas of expertise and main research interests encompass responsible and sustainable innovation in the business context, ethics of technology, human rights and business, and strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR). Agata holds LL.M from the University of Lodz, and Human Rights and Democratisation specialisation from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice, Kosovo, Sevilla). 

She has excellent expertise in EU funding applications and has led and/or contributed to many successful proposal development efforts in H2020 and Horizon Europe (HE). She has contributed/contributes in various capacities to EU-funded research projects e.g., SATORI, Responsible Industry, SHERPA, PREFET, COPKIT, DARLENE, OPTIMAI, REAL DEAL, TRANSCEND and PREPARED. Agata is also a Project Coordinator (Principal Investigator) of the EU-funded VERITAS project focusing on increasing societal trust in science, research and innovation, and their respective institutions, through a robust eco-system of trust and shared benefits, taking into account environmental and health research. 

Agata has published articles and book chapters related to responsible and sustainable innovation in e.g., Sustainability Journal, Philosophy of Management and Assessment of Responsible Innovation: Methods and Practices(2021) ed. Yaghmaei & Poel. In her career, she has cooperated with University of Twente (Philosophy Department), 4TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology, the Danish Institute for Human Rights, the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and the Centre for Business, Organisations & Society (University of Bath). 

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