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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

  • European Objects: The troubled dreams of harmonisation

    Prof Brice Laurent, MINES ParisTech, 25 October 2019
    Over 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

  • Better understanding co-creation for socially assistive robots – @SARA19

    Sala de Juntas de Telecomunicación, School of Telecommunication Engineering and Information Technology, University of Málaga, 7-8 November, 2019
    SCALINGS 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

  • Meeting the Challenges of Engineering Ethics Education

    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

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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. To date, 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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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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Resources

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

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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. To date, 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

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

Resources

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

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.