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Building Capacity for Design enabled Innovation in Urban Environments

Objective

Innovation is relevant not only to economic sustainability but also to social and cultural life. Therefore, the creation of an organizational climate enabling and catalyzing innovation deserves special attention and needs to be explored from a sound operational perspective. Cities embed this organizational climate (Jacobs, 1969) and are by nature innovation generative systems.
It is within this perspective that the DESIGNSCAPES project aims to realize a better uptake, and further enhancement and upscaling, of Design enabled Innovation in Europe, through direct financial support to flagship and innovation generating initiatives as well as a huge capacity building effort targeting multiple stakeholder groups (citizens, researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy makers). In so doing, we will foster the linkages between research, policy and practice and contribute to making Europe a global leader in the domain.
The main features of the DESIGNSCAPES project are the following:
- It builds upon the generative potential of innovation in cities
- It leverages Design Thinking and Design Driven Innovation concepts as blueprints.
- It has a direct and purposeful focus on the scalability potential of Design enabled Innovation
- It proposes an original, holistic, evaluation, replication and impacts assessment framework.
- It makes use of a “supportive governance approach”.
Expected results include: a City Snap Shot tested in 10 countries and 12 cities, a EU Catalogue of Design enabled innovations, Training Modules for local facilitators and innovators, Policy Briefs, e-Publications and a final Conference. Approximately €1.5 million will distributed among 50+ new Design enabled initiatives as required by the H2020 call through 3 consecutive yearly rounds of a 3-staged Technical and Financial instrument akin to the US and NL SBIR program and the SME instrument of the EC.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-CO-CREATION-2016-3
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

ANCI TOSCANA ASSOCIAZIONE
Address
Viale Della Giovine Italia 17
50122 Firenze
Italy
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 769 375

Participants (11)

TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RELATIONS LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Tabernacle Street 30
EC2A 4UE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 308 355
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 221 250
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
REGIONALNO SDRUZHENIE NA OBSTINI TSENTRALNA STARA PLANINA
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 86 500
Address
9 Opalchenska Str
5300 Gabrovo
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Avenida Blasco Ibanez 13
46010 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WORLDCRUNCH
France
EU contribution
€ 214 500
Address
80 Rue Blanche
75009 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASSOCIACAO DE MUNICIPIOS DO VALE DO AVE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 126 375
Address
Rua Capitao Alfredo Guimaraes 1
4800 019 Guimaraes
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 222 581,25
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EOES EFXEINI POLI
Greece
EU contribution
€ 116 250
Address
Iroon Polytechneiou 50
185 35 Peiraias
Activity type
Other
BWCON GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 317 750
Address
Seyfferstrasse 34
70197 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)