Co-creation & SCALINGS
Co-creation takes place, when a diversity of actors come together in an innovation activity for mutual benefits. This is at the heart of SCALINGS, an interdisciplinary research project that explores the avenues and limits for the wider use of co-creation practices across Europe.
In the last few years, companies, public institutions and academia alike, have recognized co-creation as a key resource to design products or services that are better aligned to costumer and society’s needs.
From 2018-2021, the SCALINGS consortium will examine co-creation practices across three technological domains: Robotics, Urban Energy and Autonomous Driving. The goal is to learn more about out how co-creation relates to the social, cultural, economic and regulatory context it is embedded in. And, to what degree co-creation practices can be scaled up from one city district or country to another.
SCALINGS will be the anchor point for future up-scaling activities across contexts and will serve co-creation practitioners, policy makers, researchers and citizens in the European Union and beyond.
Events & News
- ESSI Conference 2019, 28-29 October, 2019 @DASA Working World Exhibition, DortmundSCALINGS will be at 5th Global Research Conference: Social Innovation and Socio-Digital Transformation – Towards a Comprehensive Innovation Policy, hosted by by ESSI, TU Dortmund University (Social Research Centre) and DASA Working World Exhibition. Read More
- @2019 SEFI Annual Conference, Budapest, 16-19 Sept 2019How do you design a co-creative course in Ethics? Gunter Bombaerts (Eindhoven University of Technology) and Diana Adela Martin (Technological University of Dublin) provide tips and lessons for educators at SEFI2019. Read More
- @Wroclaw University of Economics, 26 Sept 2019Research team from Wroclaw University of Economics with the Youth Climate Strike organized an open meeting with representatives of the Wrocław Solar Power Plant, local climate activists, citizens of the city of Wroclaw and members of the "Green Team". Read More
SCALINGS & You
Context Matters for Innovation
Why do co-creative solutions work sometimes and sometimes they do not? SCALINGS follows the hypothesis, that innovation is affected by context, i.e. how does the local social, cultural and institutional environment, in which the co-creation practices takes place, shape the overall process and outcome of the project? Which countries are supportive or dismissive of certain co-creation instruments? And how does co-creation differ between the domains Robotics, Urban Energy and Autonomous Driving? SCALINGS follows a comparative research design with the goal to approximate these questions systematically. Eventually it will draw nearer to a ‘socially robust’ concept of scaling co-creation practices from one region to another.