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The consortium

The consortium consists of 10 partner institutions from 9 European countries. All partners contribute with a unique area of scientific expertise and local knowledge about co-creation activities in their countries. Click on each partner logo to find out more.

Technical University of Munich, DE

University of Natural Resources and
Life Sciences Vienna, 
AT

Eindhoven University of Technology, NL

Wrocław University of Economics, PL

 

Technical University of Denmark, DK

University College London, UK

 

École polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, CH

Social Innovation Exchange, UK

 

ARMINES / MINES ParisTech, FR

ESADE, ES

Core Disciplines

Core Disciplines

The principal expertise in the consortium lies in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). STS itself is a hybrid field interrogating innovation practices from a variety of perspectives thought with a distinct core of constructivist theories and approaches. SCALINGS involves major STS centers and departments across Europe, including TUM’s Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Paris CSI, and UCL.

Additionally, the consortium represents experts in the fields of: 

  • Philosophy/Ethics (TUE)
  • Public Policy (BOKU, TUM)
  • Management (EPFL, ESADE, TUM, UEW)
  • Economics (UEW)
  • Innovation Law (BOKU)
  • Engineering Design (DTU, TUM, TUE)
  • Organization Studies (TUM)
  • Anthropology (ESADE)

Technical Universities

Technical Universities

A key feature of the SCALINGS consortium is that it is led by a network of technical universities. Additionally, TU’s are also the sites where many of the co-creation projects studied in SCALINGS are hosted. We believe that technical universities are uniquely qualified to study practices of co-creation, as:

  • Technical universities have emerged as key agents in, and interfaces for, science-society-industry interactions in research and technology
  • Questions about how to integrate society in science and innovation are frequently asked for the first time at Technical Universities tied to the latest technoscientific developments
  • Technical Universities are key drives of innovation and sit at the forefront to major transformations in science, technology and society
  • Technical Universities serve as a central interface for public engagement in the creation and dissemination of science and technology: They “invent” technology and share a responsibility as educators of a society which is interested in science and technology
  • Technical Universities are places where the need for co-creation is often most visible.

Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society

Horizon 2020 – Science with and for Society

SCALINGS is funded by the European Union’s Research & Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. Find out more about H2020 and the call Science with and for Society:

Technical University of Munich (TUM) – DE

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/E) – NL

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) – DK

École polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) – CH

ARMINES / MINES ParisTech – FR

ESADE – ES

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences,
Vienna (BOKU) – AT

Wrocław University of Economics (UEW) – PL

 

University College London (UCL) – UK

 

Social Innoation Exchange (SIX) – UK

 

Core Disciplines

Core Disciplines

The principal expertise in the consortium lies in the field of Science and Technology Studies (STS). STS itself is a hybrid field interrogating innovation practices from a variety of perspectives thought with a distinct core of constructivist theories and approaches. SCALINGS involves major STS centers and departments across Europe, including TUM’s Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Paris CSI, and UCL.

Additionally, the consortium represents experts in the fields of: 

  • Philosophy/Ethics (TUE)
  • Public Policy (BOKU, TUM)
  • Management (EPFL, ESADE, TUM, UEW)
  • Economics (UEW)
  • Innovation Law (BOKU)
  • Engineering Design (DTU, TUM, TUE)
  • Organization Studies (TUM)
  • Anthropology (ESADE)

Technical Universities

Technical Universities

A key feature of the SCALINGS consortium is that it is led by a network of technical universities. Additionally, TU’s are also the sites where many of the co-creation projects studied in SCALINGS are hosted. We believe that technical universities are uniquely qualified to study practices of co-creation, as:

  • Technical universities have emerged as key agents in, and interfaces for, science-society-industry interactions in research and technology
  • Questions about how to integrate society in science and innovation are frequently asked for the first time at Technical Universities tied to the latest technoscientific developments
  • Technical Universities are key drives of innovation and sit at the forefront to major transformations in science, technology and society
  • Technical Universities serve as a central interface for public engagement in the creation and dissemination of science and technology: They “invent” technology and share a responsibility as educators of a society which is interested in science and technology
  • Technical Universities are places where the need for co-creation is often most visible.

Horizon 2020 - Science with and for Society

Horizon 2020 – Science with and for Society

SCALINGS is funded by the European Union’s Research & Innovation Programme Horizon 2020. Find out more about H2020 and the call Science with and for Society:

Meet the Experts
Project Results
Technological Domains
Meet the Experts
Project Results
Technological Domains

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Profile and Expertise

Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) is the world’s primary network for social innovation. SIX is committed to building innovative societies, globally. Core mission is to nurture a shift in structures and mind-sets globally, and to provide constant learning and meaning to the field of social innovation. By connecting diverse stakeholders, scattered across traditional silos and boundaries, SIX has played a critical role in developing the social innovation movement globally, over the past 10 years, working with governments, businesses, academics, funders, practitioners, community organisations and leading social innovation intermediaries to accelerate the field of social innovation around the world.

SIX has developed a unique approach connecting innovators, designing capacity building programmes, curating knowledge and insights, and disseminating practical examples of social innovation. SIX empowers this global community through shared learning and collaboration, and builds resilience within its network through social innovation workshops and co-designed solutions for universities, governments, foundations, businesses and other organisations interested in developing the right skills, knowledge and mind-set to increase social impact.

Since 2006 SIX has focused on coordination actors and disseminating knowledge within the dynamic field of innovation, while building its cross-sectoral legitimacy. Among our key achievements are e.g. that we since 2009 have worked with President Barroso and the European Commission, contributing to significant funding to developing social innovation in Europe and that we through our Funders Node connect more than 50 foundations from 15 countries, bringing them together to work through their own challenges and be better funders of innovation.

SIX’s has considerable project experience to implement new models for universities within their wider social environment through a co-creation approach involving local partners, and to adapt innovation through more sustainable means, socio-cultural growth and cohesion. Our work is focused on supporting the transfer of knowledge between different universities SIX’s role is to design, arrange and facilitate interactive learning experiences and set up and run strong learnings platforms called Social Innovation Studios/seminars/workshops. These are to introduce design-thinking, co-creating, user-focused and knowledge sharing tools and methods. The Studio brings together people working in the community sector, social entrepreneurs, students, university staff etc. to help them co-create, experiment and develop new ideas.

SIX also leads the Social Innovation Community, the European Commission’s largest social innovation programme bringing thousands of diverse social innovation actors and communities together. The project runs a series of on- and offline activities - including practical place-based experiments, learning, policy and research. The aim is two-folded, to 1) help deepen the knowledge and capacity of the networks to act and grow, and 2) support public decision-makers and other stakeholders to work with social innovators more effectively in solving public challenges. SIX holds the core responsibility for all dissemination of the project (communication, network engagement and facilitation, developing and mapping the eco-system etc.). SIX is a key partner in the management of the overall impact, sustainability and strategy. Further Information

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Profile and Expertise

University College London (UCL) is one the world’s leading universities with more than 4,000 academic and research staff in 72 departments. Nobel Prizes have been awarded to 20 academics and graduates. In 2009, UCL was ranked fourth in the world by the Times Higher Education Ranking. It also won the most research council grants in 2009. Further Information

 

Department of Science and Technology Studies

The UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science's history, philosophy, sociology, communication and policy. The department has won awards for teaching and research, as well as for its public engagement programme. The Department has also been host to the European Science Communication network (ESConet) and the European Network of Science Communication Teachers (ENSCOT) from 1999 to 2010, projects supported by the European Union Framework programmes.

These projects have produced and delivered one of the biggest programmes of training in science communication and engagement. During 2009 and 2010, ESConet trained some 250 of Europe's leading researchers in basic and advanced communication skills. Since 2013, the Department has hosted the UK Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation as the UK partner of the FP7 RRI Tools project. Further Information