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Knowledge in the making in the European society

Objective

KNOWMAK project aims at developing a web-based tool, which provides interactive visualisations and state-of-the-art indicators on knowledge co-creation in the European Research Area (ERA). It is structured around three integrative elements:
• Research topics, by developing ontologies around Societal Grand Challenges and Key Enabling Technologies.
• Actors, with a focus on the quadruple helix and the involvement of societal actors in knowledge co-creation.
• Geographical spaces, with a focus on multiple level metropolitan, regional, national and European spaces and their interconnectedness.
The tool combines three main data sources: established indicators of scientific and technological knowledge production based on scientific publications and patents; information on knowledge in the making derived from research projects’ descriptions; information on social innovation projects and user attention to knowledge production derived from the Internet and from social media. The integrative elements (topics, actors, space) allow for the interlinking of data items, to produce a characterisation of different dimensions of knowledge in the making.
KNOWMAK will be tailored to the needs of specific user groups with a focus on four groups: policy-makers, regional actors and representatives of the civil society, business sector, and managers of public research organisations and universities. User groups will be involved in the design of the system, the specification of the indicators and of the visualisations to be provided. This user-centred approach will ensure responsiveness of the tool to (changing) needs of relevant stakeholders in the ERA.
Moving beyond the existing approaches to S&T indicators, the project will design and implement a consistent infrastructure where different types of data sources are interlinked and mobilized to produce a rich set of indicators and visualisations responding to the needs of specific user groups, thanks to experienced consortium.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2016-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE GUSTAVE EIFFEL
Address
5 Boulevard Descartes Campus De Marne-la-valle
77454 Marne-la-vallee
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 500 000

Participants (6)

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 197 411,25
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 354 750
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 295 227,50
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 249 750
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 750
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALE INNOVATION GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 301 250
Address
Linke Wienzeile 246
1150 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations