Why SCALINGS matters: Expected Impacts

By providing a better understanding of co-creation processes SCALINGS aims to improve the ability to predict and steer the transferability of co-creation outcomes: Understanding differences in co-creation practices and integrating them into product design processes can increase the market range and exportability of existing and future solution, products and services.

Knowing if, when, and how co-creation instruments achieve maximum impact – and whether the import of successful instruments from elsewhere will lead to similar outcomes in new contexts – will be of great value to policymakers, researchers, and institutional leaders alike.Despite the diverse European social identities and political cultures, these initiatives tend to presume that innovation takes similar forms across diverse contexts.
SCALINGS will help develop a more nuanced approach to co-creation and provide tools to better accommodate European diversity in EU research funding and innovation initiatives. We believe that this will have the effect of multiplying the impact of existing and future European initiatives, as they can benefit learn from our findings.

Many European research and innovation initiatives are currently experimenting with co-creation and forms of open/responsible innovation. In virtually all cases, these European initiatives are operating in various countries, yet frequently without explicitly addressing socio-cultural and legal differences.
Despite the diverse European social identities and political cultures, these initiatives tend to presume that innovation takes similar forms across diverse contexts.
SCALINGS will help develop a more nuanced approach to co-creation and provide tools to better accommodate European diversity in EU research funding and innovation initiatives. We believe that this will have the effect of multiplying the impact of existing and future European initiatives, as they can benefit learn from our findings.

Co-creation is key to developing new innovative products. However, the co-creation approach tends to make co-creation outcomes, like products and services, specific to a certain user community – by operating in specific socio-legal environment (e.g. health care robots) or by solving particular technology policy imperatives (e.g. a push for renewables due to a nuclear energy exit).
By integrating societal context into the very frameworks of co-creation, SCALINGS will reveal the factors that tie likely co-creation outcomes to specific use contexts, and hence increase the chances of making these products and services relevant for other contexts as well.
That is, SCALINGS will potentially open up new markets for co-created innovations in Europe and beyond.Despite the diverse European social identities and political cultures, these initiatives tend to presume that innovation takes similar forms across diverse contexts.
SCALINGS will help develop a more nuanced approach to co-creation and provide tools to better accommodate European diversity in EU research funding and innovation initiatives. We believe that this will have the effect of multiplying the impact of existing and future European initiatives, as they can benefit learn from our findings.

Many European research and innovation initiatives are currently experimenting with co-creation and forms of open/responsible innovation. In virtually all cases, these European initiatives are operating in various countries, yet frequently without explicitly addressing socio-cultural and legal differences.By integrating societal context into the very frameworks of co-creation, SCALINGS will reveal the factors that tie likely co-creation outcomes to specific use contexts, and hence increase the chances of making these products and services relevant for other contexts as well.
That is, SCALINGS will potentially open up new markets for co-created innovations in Europe and beyond.Despite the diverse European social identities and political cultures, these initiatives tend to presume that innovation takes similar forms across diverse contexts.
SCALINGS will help develop a more nuanced approach to co-creation and provide tools to better accommodate European diversity in EU research funding and innovation initiatives. We believe that this will have the effect of multiplying the impact of existing and future European initiatives, as they can benefit learn from our findings.

SCALINGS fits squarely within the European agenda of strengthening regional competences in innovation, and creating competitive advantages through regional specialization. Just as innovation strategies have been broken down to the regional level (e.g. Cooke 2001), co-creation and open innovation, too, can be diversified and more custom-tailored to regional strengths and needs. In a Europe of strong regions, SCALINGS can help to create unique regional competencies in co-creation.

By integrating societal context into the very frameworks of co-creation, SCALINGS will reveal the factors that tie likely co-creation outcomes to specific use contexts, and hence increase the chances of making these products and services relevant for other contexts as well.
That is, SCALINGS will potentially open up new markets for co-created innovations in Europe and beyond.Despite the diverse European social identities and political cultures, these initiatives tend to presume that innovation takes similar forms across diverse contexts.
SCALINGS will help develop a more nuanced approach to co-creation and provide tools to better accommodate European diversity in EU research funding and innovation initiatives. We believe that this will have the effect of multiplying the impact of existing and future European initiatives, as they can benefit learn from our findings.