Date/Time: 19 March 2021, 2-4pm CET

SCALINGS will synthesize its findings into an EU Policy Roadmap. This roadmap (tentative title: “Co-creating diverse futures: European innovation in 2030”) has the specific goal of informing policy-makers and practitioners of the mainstreaming of co-creative innovation and its limitations over the next decades. But what are the conditions that emerge as decisive in shaping the efficacy and outcomes of co-creation? What role do questions of social justice, diversity and inclusion play? And how can we distill a set of international ‘best practices’ into a programmatic agenda while at the same time taking into consideration the socio-cultural idiosyncrasies co-creative innovation practices are embedded in? 

In this session, we present the results of the roadmapping activities in SCALINGS and aim to generate an open debate of academics and practitioners about what they see as essential for the future of co-creation in Europe. We explicitly welcome contributions from a diverse audience, including e.g. fellow academics, practitioners, policy-makers, as well as interested members of the public.

This session is organised by SCALINGS partner, Technical University of Munich.
Contributors: Ruth Müller (TUM), Iris Eisenberger (Uni Graz), Maja Horst (DTU), Raluca Iagher (European Commission), Alan Irwin (CBS), Sebastian Pfotenhauer (TUM), Jack Stilgoe (UCL)

This session is part of SCALINGS Online Series, Innovating together: Responsible scaling of co-creation.

Scaling of innovations is seen as an inescapable answer to the growing urgency to tackle grand societal challenges. Co-creation is an increasingly key method for the involvement of a variety of actors to realize the inevitable scaling. Not all co-creation methods, however, spread equally and work to the same success in different contexts.

This online workshop series will explore and analyze the apparent paradox between, the (cultural, political, social) local situatedness of co-creation practices; and the (perceived) need for generalizing, transferring, or ‘scaling up’ co-creation practices to different socio-cultural settings.

The online workshop series is part of the H2020 project and will bring together practitioners, policy-makers and academics in the fields of Urban Energy, Robotics and Autonomous Driving.