Main research question of SCALINGS​

SCALINGS will give an answer on the main research question leading the project:
How to ensure that co-creation processes and outcomes are socially robust and effective when transferred to other socio-cultural contexts?
To answer the research question, SCALINGS pursues three main objectives:

Objective 1

SCALINGS seeks to develop a systematic, in-depth understanding on the socio-cultural variation of co-creation across multiple European countries in robotics and urban energy.

SCALINGS expect to find detailed evidence for how and why the seemingly “same” co-creation instruments lead to vastly different practices and outcomes as they align with specific local socio- cultural conditions, rationales, visions, and identities.


Objective 2

SCALINGS tests hypotheses on socio-cultural variability of co-creation through coordinated experiment (“interviews”). Based on this evidence, SCALINGS develops mature frameworks for “situated co-creation” and “socially robust scaling”.

Through coordinated cross-country experiments, SCALINGS expect to prototype and test enhanced co-creation practices that are specifically attuned their situated contexts.


Objective 3

SCALINGS disseminates strategies for “situated co-creation” and “socially robust scaling” to aid the mainstreaming of co-creation and enables an evidence-based “best- practice transfer”.


Trough customized exploitation and dissemination strategies, SCALINGS will make finding available to a wide array of stakeholders, including policymakers, scientists, students, firms, civil society, future co-creation consortia, and other practitioners. SCALINGS will enable these stakeholders to develop an evidence-based programmatic agenda to mainstream co-creation in their specific context and learn from international best practices while acknowledging socio-cultural particularities.