SCALINGS is an interdisciplinary European research consortium that explores the avenues and limits for the wider use of co-creation and open innovation practices across Europe.
Funded by the European Commission under the Horizon2020 Science with and for Society programme, SCALINGS aims to investigate and reflexively shape the implementation of co-creation practices in three technology domains (Robotics, Urban Energy, Autonomous Driving).
Co-creation— the practice of bringing together diverse actors in a joint innovation activity to mutual benefits — has emerged as a widely desired key resource in current attempts to enhance innovation processes and outcomes. Co-creation answers to recent calls for greater responsiveness and responsibility in innovation practice, and broader trends to organize innovation more openly, democratically, and with a view towards concrete local needs and contexts.
SCALINGS aims to strengthen opportunities for best practice transfer and a socially robust upscaling of co-creation, while improving our understanding of how co-creation practices relate to the social, cultural, economic, and institutional environments in which they are implemented.
better align societal or customer needs with R&D activities
tap into diverse forms of creativity and expertise
foster inter- and transdisciplinarity
create more democratic, socially robust and acceptable solutions
shorten development times through rapid feedback
Public Procurement of Innovation (PPI)
Co-creation Facilities (CCF)
Living Labs (LL)
Case Studies in 10 Countries
Context Matters for Innovation
SCALINGS follows a comparative research design that looks at social, cultural and institutional differences between co-creation regions and studies how context influences cross-country adoption.
The SCALINGS Consortium
SCALINGS is an interdisciplinary project that brings together social scientists, engineers, policy-makers, and industry partners from all over Europe. Coordinated by TU Munich, the SCALINGS consortium consists of members from ten institutions, including four EuroTech universities.
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