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Building Capacity for Design enabled Innovation in Urban Environments

Deliverables

Opportunities and Challenges for Policy Making on Design enabled Innovation

This deliverable provides an overview of existing and relevant policies for Urban Design enabled Innovation, and a common understanding of the policy challenges and opportunities for Urban Design enabled Innovation, based on policy and urban social innovators perspectives. It provides a synthesis of these two perspectives and identify the policy and governance challenges and opportunities for Urban Design enabled Innovation.

"Communication and dissemination strategy update #1"

The project’s communication and dissemination strategy will be developed in the first six months, then monitored and updated on a yearly basis (M18, M30 and M42) during the project in light of its achievements (number of people reached, satisfaction rates, etc.). Its first edition will be accompanied by the project's ‘PR Kit’.

"Project Newsletter #5"

A project newsletter will be published twice a year [M6, M12, M18, M24, M30, M36, M42] to inform the active stakeholders and policy makers about the background of the project, its scientific and training outputs, as well as policy recommendations, but also to mobilize them to actively participate in the project’s conferences and training sessions and in the Technical and Financial Support Instrument.

"Project Newsletter #3"

A project newsletter will be published twice a year [M6, M12, M18, M24, M30, M36, M42] to inform the active stakeholders and policy makers about the background of the project, its scientific and training outputs, as well as policy recommendations, but also to mobilize them to actively participate in the project’s conferences and training sessions and in the Technical and Financial Support Instrument.

Assessment of Pilot Potentials (1st edition)

This deliverable will provide the key lessons learnt from the individual experiments carried forward by the projects funded through the Open Call. Focus of the assessment will be set on such potentials as sustainability, scalability and connection with the City’s innovation generation dimensions. A first edition will be issued in M27, followed by other two editions in M36 and M48.

"Project newsletter #1"

A project newsletter will be published twice a year [M6, M12, M18, M24, M30, M36, M42] to inform the active stakeholders and policy makers about the background of the project, its scientific and training outputs, as well as policy recommendations, but also to mobilize them to actively participate in the project’s conferences and training sessions and in the Technical and Financial Support Instrument.

"Project Newsletter #4"

A project newsletter will be published twice a year [M6, M12, M18, M24, M30, M36, M42] to inform the active stakeholders and policy makers about the background of the project, its scientific and training outputs, as well as policy recommendations, but also to mobilize them to actively participate in the project’s conferences and training sessions and in the Technical and Financial Support Instrument.

"Communication and dissemination strategy updated #2"

The project’s communication and dissemination strategy will be developed in the first six months, then monitored and updated on a yearly basis (M18, M30 and M42) during the project in light of its achievements (number of people reached, satisfaction rates, etc.). Its first edition will be accompanied by the project's ‘PR Kit’.

Communication and dissemination strategy

The project’s communication and dissemination strategy will be developed in the first six months, then monitored and updated on a yearly basis (M18, M30 and M42) during the project in light of its achievements (number of people reached, satisfaction rates, etc.). Its first edition will be accompanied by the project's ‘PR Kit’.

Communication strategy for policy makers (initial)

The Communication strategy will identify main communication channels, platforms and media addressing policy makers on local, national and EU level and across policy domains relevant for Design enabled Innovation. It will increase awareness among policy makers of their role in creating Design enabled Innovation friendly-ecosystems, and thus stimulate the up-scaling and enhancement of Design enabled Innovation in cities across Europe. The communication strategy is developed in M27, monitored during the project (number of people reached, satisfaction rates) and updated on a yearly basis in M36 and M48.

"Annual Evaluation Report #1"

The evaluation reports will focus on the expected outcomes and impacts of the project and whether and in what ways these have been achieved. It will provide continuous (formative) monitoring of project progress, feeding into the project’s management activities. Delivery months will be: M24, M36 and M48.

Evaluation Framework

This deliverable will develop the over-arching evaluation methodology and framework, integrating the four main sets of tools, namely Participatory Evaluation approach; Theory of Change model and tools; Behavioural Additionality methodology and tools; Replication analysis methodology and tools, within a holistic approach.

"Project Newsletter #2"

A project newsletter will be published twice a year [M6, M12, M18, M24, M30, M36, M42] to inform the active stakeholders and policy makers about the background of the project, its scientific and training outputs, as well as policy recommendations, but also to mobilize them to actively participate in the project’s conferences and training sessions and in the Technical and Financial Support Instrument.

Open Call for Pilot Projects (round 1)

A maximum amount of € 1.5 million will be distributed to European SMEs, NGOs and public sector organizations (henceforth: Third Parties) via an Open Call for proposals articulated in three distinct yearly rounds, one in M18, one in M30 and one in M42. The maximum amount of financial support for each third party will be € 30.000, leading to the award of up to 50 beneficiaries across Europe. For private undertakings, the “De Minimis” rule will be applied, as per the EU Regulation No. 1407 of 18 December 2013.

Evaluation Toolkit

Evaluation toolkit, comprising: Participatory Evaluation approach; Theory of Change model and tools; Behavioural Additionality methodology and tools; Replication analysis methodology and tools.

Open Call for Pilot Projects (round 2)

A maximum amount of € 1.5 million will be distributed to European SMEs, NGOs and public sector organizations (henceforth: Third Parties) via an Open Call for proposals articulated in three distinct yearly rounds, one in M18, one in M30 and one in M42. The maximum amount of financial support for each third party will be € 30.000, leading to the award of up to 50 beneficiaries across Europe. For private undertakings, the “De Minimis” rule will be applied, as per the EU Regulation No. 1407 of 18 December 2013.

Urban Design enabled Innovation Training Modules (draft edition)

This deliverable develops a framework to guide and evaluate the activities in the City Labs, and various supporting training modules to prepare the innovators for the organization of City Labs. Training modules are for instance: Embedded Self-reflection (AAU), Communication strategies (WC), Innovation management (SURREY), Knowledge brokerage (UVEG), Building policy networks (ANCI), New governance and business models (POLIMI) etc. A draft of the deliverable will be issued in M12 and the final edition in M48.

Urban Design enabled Innovation Toolbox (draft edition)

A reasoned collection and inventory of available Tools, Instruments and Methods (TIM’s) for Design enabled Innovation (e.g. monitoring, implementation, scaling/diffusing) at European level and internationally. Three incremental editions are foreseen [Draft M12, Interim M36, Final M48].

Catalogue of Design enabled Innovations (1st edition)

This online catalogue will contain a selection of projects, awarded by the Open Call, where the technical capacity of design thinking and user integration in product and service development will emerge and become visible and acknowledged in both public authorities/agencies and private operators. Three editions of the deliverable will be issued in M27, M36 and M48.

Database of Design related Stakeholders across Europe

This deliverable will scan several international and national practice-oriented networks, clusters and research-related initiatives that have recently been built or emerged in the domain of Design enabled Innovation across Europe (f.i. DESIS, Fuori Salone Milano, SEiSMiC, SI-Drive, Social Innovation Europe, Benisi, SozialMarie, New Europe, Project for Public Spaces etc.) to include respective actors and stakeholders in the DESIGNSCAPES mailing list, to be published on the project website, and used for the invitations to participate in the Technical and Financial Support Instrument of WP3.

Project Website

The Project Website will made available and disseminate the project progress and results. On the project website, regular information about the project is to be found: new tools, training opportunities, public progress reports/newsfeeds about the activities, calendar of future events, partner profiles etc.

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Publications

INNOVATION CAPACITY AND THE CITY - The enabling role of Design

Author(s): Grazia Concilio, Ilaria Tosoni
Published in: 2018, ISSN 2282-2577