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SOCIETAL ENGAGEMENT WITH KEY ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

Objective

The “Societal Engagement with Key Enabling Technologies (SocKETs)” project has as its main objective to enable industry (e.g. manufacturers and suppliers) to engage with citizens on developing Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) that consider societal priorities, expectations and concerns. SocKETs will develop a digital, free and easy-to-use toolbox, that enable key enabling technologies to be developed in dialogue with citizens and society.
The project brings together a consortium providing access to industry actors and innovation networks, manufacturers, professional users, and citizens. It combines the opportunity to test, prototype, evaluate and distribute tools of co-creative citizen and societal engagement, from the laboratory and innovation networks of innovators, to the science museums of civil society.
To this end, SocKETs has developed six test cases across Europe. Three cases are coordinated by SocKETs partners with their local networks (wearable electronics and health by 2/DTI, Denmark, Industrial Automation system and the changing nature of work by 3/TEC, Spain and advanced manufacturing technologies; advanced materials; ICT, Internet of Thing, AI and blockchain tech by 5/AIRI, Italy.), and three cases are developed though linked third parties of the ECSITE network (Bulgaria, Science Centre AHHAA, Tartu, Centre for the Promotion ofThe project “Societal Engagement with Key Enabling Technologies (SocKETs)” has as its main objective to connect key enabling technologies (KETs) with society, societal challenges and citizens. The project brings together researchers (including social science and humanities), with industry, manufacturers, professional users and citizens to analyse: 1) the potential and challenges for KETs to contribute to solving societal challenges, 2) the participatory tools and methodologies available for industry to collaborate with citizens and other societal stakeholders, and 3) priorities of citizens and societal stakeholders for KETs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/government systems/civil society

Call for proposal

H2020-NMBP-TO-IND-2020-singlestage
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET
Address
Arnold Nielsens Boulevard 68 E
2650 Hvidovre
Denmark
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 381 418,75

Participants (5)

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUT
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 234 962,50
Address
Gregersensvej 1
2630 Taastrup
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 195 512,50
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 194 750
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER LA RICERCA INDUSTRIALE - AIRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 215 100
Address
Viale Gorizia 25C
00198 Roma
Activity type
Other
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DES EXPOSITIONS SCIENTIFIQUES TECHNIQUES ET INDUSTRIELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 323 580
Address
Avenue Louise 89 7Eme Etage
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other