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
- Prof Brice Laurent, MINES ParisTech, 25 October 2019Over the last three years Brexit has been an unavoidable news item in the UK and beyond. As it touches on a seemingly endless myriad of issues, Brexit is also a suitable hook for the discussion of practically any topic. Johnson’s accusation prompted a strong denial from the European Commission, whose spokesperson emphasized that while there were, in fact, various EU provisions applicable to fish products, the regulation referred to in Johnson’s speech was not one of them. Read More
- Sala de Juntas de Telecomunicación, School of Telecommunication Engineering and Information Technology, University of Málaga, 7-8 November, 2019SCALINGS researchers, Mathieu Baudrin (Mines ParisTech), Kyriaki Papageorgiou (ESADE), Federica Pepponi (TUM) will be at the 1st Workshop on Socially Assistive Robots for Active Ageing (SARA) on 7-8 November. Join their session on “Better understanding co-creation for socially assistive robots” on 8 November at 11am. Read More
- TU/Eindhoven, the Netherlands, from Thu Dec 12 2019 9:00 to Fri Dec 13 13:00.The Ethics Working group of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) is organizing a dedicated workshop on Ethics and Engineering Education. 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.