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All partners contribute with a unique area of scientific expertise and local knowledge about co-creation activities in their countries. 

The Consortium

Country: Germany
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Main coordination, project management, theory development, ethical requirements, policy analysis, research on Robotics, Autonomous Driving and Urban Energy

The Technical University of Munich is committed to research and teaching across 15 departments and forges strong links with companies and scientific institutions across the world, for example as a member of the EuroTech Alliance which brings together the top-class universities DTU, TU/e, EPFL and TUM.

The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) is one of TUM’s Integrative Research Centers and one of the most prominent centers for Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Germany. It is dedicated to understanding and reflexively shaping the multiple interactions between science, technology and society. TUM School of Management is situated at the intersection of management, engineering, natural and life sciences and focuses on real-world and innovation based solutions that benefit society at large. 

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Country: The Netherlands
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Coordination of collective Living Lab research, dissemination, research focus on Urban Energy

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is a research university specializing in engineering, science & technology within three main aspects: Science for society for solving societal issues and boosting prosperity in the core fields Energy, Health and Smart Mobility. Science for industry for boosting technological innovation in cooperation with industry and Science for science for advancing engineering sciences.

The Department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) follows the mission to develop an engineering perspective of business processes as well as to support interdisciplinary research on societal transitions in relation to technological change. The Philosophy and Ethics Groups (P&E) carries out philosophical research at the interface between fundamental philosophical issues and real-world problems that arise from the design and use of innovative technologies.

Read more on: TU/e | IE&IS | P&E

Country: Denmark
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Coordination of collective research on Public Procurement of Innovation and Living Labs, research focus on Urban Energy

Technical University of Denmark (DTU) focuses on technological development through education, research, innovation and research based consultancy. Furthermore DTU’s goal is to deliver research based on the connection between theory, model building and empiricism. DTU is a member of the EuroTech Universities Alliance alongside other top-class universities TU/e, EPFL and TUM.

DTU Management (MAN) conducts research in the intersection between management, technology and economics – in close cooperation with companies and public authorities and with a focus on the path to an efficient and sustainable society. Furthermore, the department hosts a UN Collaborating Centre on Energy, Climate and Sustainable development, including policy analysis and advising on a global scale. 

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Country: Spain
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Research focus on Robotics and Autonomous Driving

ESADE is located in Barcelona and ranks among the top business schools in Europe. The institution’s main objective is to train individuals to be competent professionals, fully conscious of their social responsibility. ESADE is a founding member of the Community of European Management Schools (CEMS), the most prestigious European network on university level.

The Institute for Social Innovation (IIS) has large experience on research projects oriented to both practitioners and academia. An important part of their work is transferring the knowledge generated by academic researchers to society through workshops, social media and online tools. 

Read more on: ESADE | IIS

Country: France
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Coordination of collective research on Co-creation Facilities, Research focus on Autonomous Driving and Robotics

ARMINES is a private non-profit research and technological organisation (RTO) funded in 1967 and currently shares 48 Common Research Centres with its many partners schools, one of which is MINES ParisTech. Each entity in this joint research network provides personnel, investment and operating resources for common research purposes.

The Center for the Sociology of Innovation (CSI) is a joint research center MINES ParisTech – ARMINES which focuses on how knowledge and innovations are formed and transform our societies. Its work is structured into three fields of application: technical democracy including social experimentation and public debate, economic and management sciences as well as the construction of individuals and collectives.

Read more on: ARMINES | MINES ParisTech | CSI

Country: Switzerland
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Research across Robotics, Autonomous Driving and Urban Energy

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the two Ecoles Polytechniquesfédérales in Switzerland. Like its sister institution, ETHZ, it has three missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level.

The College of Management of Technology (CDM) has the mission to conduct research and provide education at the frontier of management science, finance, and economics as well as to infuse the campus with entrepreneurial spirit and cross-disciplinary research partnerships. At CDM, the Chair of Corporate Strategy & Innovation (CSI) is a research laboratory established at EPFL in 2003 to promote scholarship in the area of technology and innovation management. It is focused on issues of corporate strategy and innovation, or how large, multi-business firms acquire and react to new technologies.

Read more on: EPFL | CDM | CSI

Country: Austria
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Legal research on co-creation in the areas of Robotics, Autonomous Driving and Urban Energy

The University of Graz, which was founded in 1585, is Austria’s second oldest university and one of the largest in the country. Many excellent scientists, among them six Nobel laureates, have taught and researched here. With 31,000 students and 4,300 employees the University of Graz contributes significantly to the vibrant life of the Styrian capital. Its location in Europe encourages a lively scientific, economic and cultural exchange with South-East Europe, from which not only the city but also its educational institutions benefit.

Iris Eisenberger’s team is part of the Institute of Public Law and Political Science at the Faculty of Law. Its research and teaching foci are public economic law, innovation and technological law, and the protection of human rights.

Read more on: University of Graz | Iris Eisenberger’s team

Country: Poland
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Research focus on Urban Energy

Wroclaw University of Economics and Business (WUEB) is ranked amongst the top universities of economics in Poland by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. It is a key centre of education, science and research, and plays an important role in the international scientific community.

The Department of Corporate and Public Finance (KFP) is an interdisciplinary centre for the integrated study of science’s economics, finance (corporate finance and public finance) and policy. Its main focus is on sustainability transition, corporate sustainability, sustainable finance, green economy and finance, as well as effectiveness of investment in renewable energy. 

Read more on: WUEB | KFP

Country: United Kingdom
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Coordinating collective research on Co-creation Facilities and Public Procurement of Innovation, research focus on Robotics and Autonomous Driving

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. The 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. Since 2013, the Department has hosted the UK Hub for Responsible Research and Innovation. 

Read more on: UCL | STS Dept

Country: United Kingdom
Key responsibilities in SCALINGS: Communication and dissemination

Social Innovation Exchange (SIX) has the core mission 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.

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Experts

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M.Sc. Mandi Astola

Doctoral Student
TU/e

Philosophy | Ethics

Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
What is good about co-creation and why should we upscale it?

Dr. Mathieu Baudrin

Postdoc
ARMINES/MINES ParisTech

Responsible Innovation | STS | Public Policy

Autonomous Driving, Robotics

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
What role do tests and industrial clustering dynamics play in co-creation processes?

Dr. Gunter Bombaerts

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Ethics
TU/e

Philosophy | Ethics

Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How are individual and collective values co-created in innovation processes?

Mag. Thomas Buocz

Research Associate
Uni Graz

Law | Public Policy

Autonomous Driving, Robotics, Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
In what ways can experimental statutory clauses serve to enable living labs

Dr. Carlos Cuevas Garcia

Postdoc
TUM

STS | Innovation Research | Studies of Interdisciplinarity

Robotics

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
What are the trade-offs of co-creation, how can we cope with them?

Prof. Dragana Damjanovic

Professor of Public Law
TU Vienna (assoc. Uni Graz)

Law | Public Policy | PPI

Autonomous Driving, Robotics, Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
Does public procurement as structured by the current regulatory framework has the potential to develop a policy instrument to foster innovation?

Dr. Karolina Daszynska-Zygadlo

Assistant Professor
WUEB

Corporate Finance | Innovation Models

Urban Energy

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Prof. Iris Eisenberger

Professor of Public Law and European Economic Law
Uni Graz

Law | STS | Public Policy

Autonomous Driving, Robotics, Urban Energy

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Dr. Heidi Gautschi

Research Associate
EPFL

STS | Philosophie | Ethics | Organization Studies

Urban Energy

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Dr. Meiken Hansen

Researcher
DTU

STS | Engineering Design | Anthropology

Urban Energy

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M.A. Svenja Harter

SCALINGS Project Manager
TUM

Innovation Research

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Dipl.-Ing. Annemarie Hofer

Research Associate
Uni Graz

Law | Life Sciences | Science Communication

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Prof. Maja Horst

Professor
DTU

STS | Science Communication | Public Engagement

Urban Energy, Robotics, Autonomous Driving

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
What gets defined as 'inside' and 'outside' when co-creating?

Manuel Jung

M.A. Student
TUM

STS | Responsible Innovation

Autonomous Driving

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How are co-creation processes in testbeds transferred to further places?

Dr. ir. Erik Laes

Postdoc
TU/e

Philosophy | Ethics | Energy Policy

Urban Energy

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Dr. Brice Laurent

Senior Researcher
ARMINES/MINES ParisTech

STS | Public Policy | Responsible Innovation | Comparative Studies

Autonomous Driving, Robotics

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Dr. Benjamin Lipp

Postdoc
TUM

STS | Responsible Innovation | Innovation Research | Innovation Policy

Robotics

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How can we expand the role of users in co-creation?

Prof. Ruth Müller

Professor of Science and Technology Policy
TUM

ST Policy | Life Sciences | STS | Public Policy

Autonomous Driving, Robotics, Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How can co-creation practices promote equality and social justice?

Lieselotte Niebch

Master Student
TUM

STS | Innovation Research

Autonomous Driving

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How does experimentation frame the use of technology?

Dr. Sophie Nyborg

Researcher
DTU

STS | Engineering Design | Anthropology | Responsible Innovation

Urban Energy

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Dr. Cian O’Donovan

Research Associate
UCL

STS | Public Policy | Responsible Innovation

Autonomous Driving, Robotics, Urban Energy

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Dr. Kyriaki Papageogiou

Senior Researcher
ESADE

Anthropology | STS | Ethics | Public Policy

Robotics, Autonomous Driving

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M.Sc. Federica Pepponi

Doctoral Student
TUM

STS | Management | Innovation Research

Robotics

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Prof. Sebastian Pfotenhauer

Professor of Innovation Research | SCALINGS Coordinator
TUM

Innovation Policy

Autonomous Driving, Robotics

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How can we scale up living labs?

M.A. Julia Renninger

Research Fellow
TUM

STS | Innovation Research

Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How do living labs (de-)stabilize smart energy pioneers in Germany and the EU?

Prof. Isabelle Reymen

Professor of Design of Innovation Ecosystems
TU/e

Management | Engineering Design | Organization Studies

Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
What is the role of universities in co-creation?

M.Sc. So Jung Rim

Programme Director
SIX

Social Innovation

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Dr. Lambér Royakkers

Associate Professor in Ethics of Technology
TU/e

Philosophie | Ethics | Responsible Innovation | Value-based Design

Autonomous Driving, Robotics

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Magdalena Rozwadowska

Doctoral Student
WUEB

Management | Accounting | Computer Science

Urban Energy

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M.Sc. Anja Kathrin Rueß

Doctoral Student
TUM

STS | Public Policy | Energy Policy

Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How are questions of democracy reiterated/altered in co-creative innovation policy settings?

Prof. Bożena Ryszawska

Professor of Economics
WUEB

Public Policy | Economics | Finance

Urban Energy

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Dr. Arzu Sedef

Postdoc
TU Vienna (assoc. Uni Graz)

Public Policy | Law | IP

Autonomous Driving, Robotics, Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
Do intellectual property and data ownership issues with regard to co-creation facilities foster or hinder co-creation?

Dr. Melanie Smallmann

Lecturer
UCL

STS | Public Policy

Autonomous Driving, Robotics, Urban Energy

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Dr. Andreas Spahn

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Ethics
TU/e

Philosophy & Ethics

Urban Energy

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Dr. Jack Stilgoe

Senior Lecturer
UCL

STS | Governance of emerging technologies

Autonomous Driving

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Prof. Piotr Szymanski

Professor of Management
WUEB

Management | Economics

Urban Energy

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M.Phil. Makoto Takahashi

Postdoc
TUM

Innovation Research | Public Participation | Authority & Expertise

Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
Can one distinguish between models that scale 'up' and scale 'across'?

M.A. Shelly Tsui

Doctoral Student
TU/e

STS | Public Policy | Responsible Innovation

Robotics, Urban Energy

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
How can co-creation empower stakeholders to realize their value propositions?

Prof. Christopher L. Tucci

Professor of Digital Strategy & Innovation
Imperial College London

Management | Organization Studies | Innovation Models

Urban Energy, Robotics

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Dr. Gianluigi Viscusi

Research Fellow
EPFL

STS | Philosophy | Public Policy | Information Systems and Innovation

Robotics, Autonomous Driving

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Favorite SCALINGS research question:
Which are the crowd-dynamics involved in testing innovation?

Dr. ir. Anna J. Wieczorek

Assistant Professor of Philosophy & Ethics
TU/e

Sustainability Transitons | Responsible Innovation | Social Innovation

Autonomous Driving, Urban Energy

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