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Scaling up Co-creation: Avenues and Limits for Integrating Society in Science and Innovation

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 788359

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    31 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.f.

H2020-EU.5.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 999 871,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 871,25

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

Objective

Co-creation practice – and co-creation research – are at a crossroads: More than ever, initiatives to boost innovation through collaboration among diverse actors are flourishing across Europe. Yet, this mainstreaming poses new challenges to better understand “co-creation processes and outcomes under various cultural, societal and regulatory backgrounds to allow better-targeted policy support” (SwafS-13-17). To date, no systematic studies exist that detail how co-creation instruments operate under different socio-cultural conditions, i.e. if “best practices” will be effective elsewhere or if the resulting products and services are compatible with new markets.
SCALINGS addresses the challenge of mainstreaming co-creation across a diverse Europe head-on: In the first ever rigorous comparative study, we will investigate the implementation, uptake, and outcomes of three co-creation instruments (public procurement of innovation, co-creation facilities, and living labs) in two technical domains (robotics and urban energy) across 10 countries. Using comparative case studies and coordinated cross-country experiments, we explore if and how these instruments can be generalized, transferred, or scaled up to new socio-cultural, economic, or institutional conditions to unleash their innovative power.
Based on this unique data set, we will develop two new transformative frameworks – “situated co-creation” and “socially robust scaling” – to guide the wider dissemination of co-creation. We will synthesize our findings into an “EU Policy Roadmap” to support ongoing EU innovation policy efforts. Empirically, SCALINGS is closely integrated with over two dozen European co-creation initiatives that deal with cross-cultural transferability on a daily basis. Together with these partners, we will co-create enhanced practices that feed directly back into their work and strategy. Finally, we will launch a training program (boot camp) on co-creation in diverse settings for other EU consortia.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Address

Arcisstrasse 21
80333 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 079 685

Participants (9)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 775 515

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 472 687,50

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 332 495

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS

France

EU Contribution

€ 209 455

FUNDACION ESADE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 268 875

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 245 821,25

UNIWERSYTET EKONOMICZNY WE WROCLAWIU

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 180 275

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 255 125

SOCIAL INNOVATION EXCHANGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 179 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 788359

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    31 July 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.5.f.

H2020-EU.5.c.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 999 871,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 999 871,25

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany