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COLLECTIVE APPLIED INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYTICS FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION

COLLECTIVE APPLIED INTELLIGENCE AND ANALYTICS FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION

Objective

CATALYST brings together deeply experienced community-partners engaged daily in curating very large online communities on social innovation and citizen engagement platforms, and leading academic research partners specialized in Collective Intelligence (CI).
The project will undertake technological developments aimed at radically improving collaborative knowledge creation through ground-breaking functionalities intended to mobilize CI for the public good, and will test these next generation solutions in authentic, real world settings.
Within a CI Spectrum ranging from Sensing to Collective Action, CATALYST focuses on Contested CI (Sensemaking and Ideation), which recognises the centrality of deliberation, argumentation and public debate. In order to understand and support the dynamics of multilingual social and deliberation networks, the project will look at:• Human-assisted online tools to inexpensively harvest the vast amount of data and knowledge that develop in social media, and facilitate collective ideation, creativity and citizen engagement;• Analytics to measure the quality of the collective intelligence dynamics back to the community to make the collaborative process significantly more effective.
Academics and community-partners will be in close dialogue with software developers. Community-partners' "pain points" have already been identified. A mapping between pain points and research concepts will be established, moving to use cases, which will drive rapid prototyping and testing via an Agile methodology.
CATALYST will deliver an ecosystem of CI services that will augment partners' platforms with Web-based Annotation tools; Recommenders to help users prioritise attention; Online creativity triggers; Interactive Visualizations, and Social Network and Deliberation Analytics. A coherent user experience will be delivered through a CI Analytics Dashboard.
All project developments will be carried out under an open source / free software license.
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Coordinator

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

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Walton Hall
Mk7 6aa Milton Keynes

United Kingdom

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 321 720

Administrative Contact

Jane Whild (Mrs.)

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITAT ZURICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 179 010

COLLABORATING CENTRE ON SUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION GGMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 80 248

IMAGINATION FOR PEOPLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 499 526

SIGMA ORIONIS SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 362 413

ASSOCIAZIONE WIKITALIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 89 757

EUCLID NETWORK

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 25 748

PURPOSE EUROPE LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 99 578

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 611188

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 056 507

  • EU contribution

    € 1 658 000

Coordinated by:

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom