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SCALINGS…

… is an interdisciplinary European research project

… explores potentials and limits of co-creation processes all across Europe

… explores innovation and how context affects innovation

… unites the unique science and research competences of 10 partners

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What Is SCALINGS?

SCALINGS is an interdisciplinary European research project that explores the avenues and limits for the wider use of co-creation and open innovation practices across Europe.

SCALINGS is funded by the European Union’s Horizon2020 programme in the section Science with and for Society It aims to investigate and shape the implementation of co-creation practices in the technological 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.

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.

SCALINGS & You

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Co-creation and Instruments

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Co-creation and Instruments

Co-creation is an umbrella term for collaborative innovation activities between different actors. SCALINGS looks into three different types of co-creation instruments.

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The Consortium

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The Consortium

The SCALINGS consortium consists of 10 institutions from 9 countries. Each of them contributes with a unique regional and disciplinary expertise.

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SCALINGS Approach

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SCALINGS Approach

SCALINGS will explore avenues and limits of co-creation. Yet, there are no systematic studies analyzing co-creation instruments in different contextual settings.

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Technological Domains & Case Stories

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Technological Domains & Case Stories

SCALINGS will explore co-creation instruments across a range of European countries and in three technological domains: Robotics, Urban Energy and Autonomous Driving.

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Inside SCALINGS

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Inside SCALINGS

Why did we choose the technical domains Robotics, Urban Energy and Autonomous Driving for SCALINGS?
What is SCALINGS’ vision?

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Meet the Experts

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Meet the Experts

Find out which research fields are involved in SCALINGS. For example: Science and Technology Studies (STS), Engineering Responsibility & Ethics, Management, and more.

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Calls for Papers

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Calls for Papers

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Work with SCALINGS

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Work with SCALINGS

Are you interested in working with SCALINGS, for example as a Postdoctoral researcher, PhD or Master student?

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Newsletter

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Newsletter

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Resources

Library

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Library

The library will provide more detailed information about the technological domains, fields of research and other SCALINGS related projects.

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Project Results

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Project Results

SCALINGS will gain new insights into co-creation practices in different contexts, test these insights in selected projects and develop a policy roadmap for future innovation activities.

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Press Information

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Press Information

Here you can find material, such as the SCALINGS presentation and fact sheet for easy dissemination and communication. Please contact us for special media requests.

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SCALINGS & You

Explore

Co-creation and Instruments

Read more

Co-creation and Instruments

Co-creation is an umbrella term for collaborative innovation activities between different actors. SCALINGS looks into three different types of co-creation instruments.

Read More

The Consortium

Read more

The Consortium

The SCALINGS consortium consists of 10 institutions from 9 countries. Each of them contributes with a unique regional and disciplinary expertise.

Read more

SCALINGS Approach

Read more

SCALINGS Approach

SCALINGS will explore avenues and limits of co-creation. Yet, there are no systematic studies analyzing co-creation instruments in different contextual settings.

Read more

Technological Domains & Case Stories

Read more

Technological Domains & Case Stories

SCALINGS will explore co-creation instruments across a range of European countries and in three technological domains: Robotics, Urban Energy and Autonomous Driving.

Read more

Engage

Inside SCALINGS

Read more

Inside SCALINGS

Why did we choose the technical domains Robotics, Urban Energy and Autonomous Driving for SCALINGS?
What is SCALINGS’ vision?

Read more

Meet the Experts

Read more

Meet the Experts

Find out which research fields are involved in SCALINGS. For example: Science and Technology Studies (STS), Engineering Responsibility & Ethics, Management, and more.

Read more

Calls for Papers

Read more

Calls for Papers

Read more

Work with SCALINGS

Read more

Work with SCALINGS

Are you interested in working with SCALINGS, for example as a Postdoctoral researcher, PhD or Master student?

Read more

Newsletter

Read more

Newsletter

Read more

Resources

Library

Read more

Library

The library will provide more detailed information about the technological domains, fields of research and other SCALINGS related projects.

Read more

Project Results

Read more

Project Results

SCALINGS will gain new insights into co-creation practices in different contexts, test these insights in selected projects and develop a policy roadmap for future innovation activities.

Read more

Press Information

Read more

Press Information

Here you can find material, such as the SCALINGS presentation and fact sheet for easy dissemination and communication. Please contact us for special media requests.

Read more

Co-Creation in Innovation

Co-creation is the practice of bringing together diverse actors in a joint activity to mutual benefits. In other words: Working together to find ‘better’ solutions. It receives more and more attention by policy makers, companies and the public as it can help to adress societal challenges and improve our everyday lives. But …

When is co-creation successful and under what circumstances? What are the power relations between different co-creation stakeholders? How do collaborative innovations come to life?

SCALINGS
will find answers to these questions.

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.