Date/Time: 28 April 2021, 11am CEST

The workshop will be held in the form of a panel with questions from the audience. The focus will be on understanding the role of crowd dynamics and their organizing in co-creation settings. To this end, the workshop will consider first the use of open innovation for co-creation (Marcel Bogers). Then it will discuss the organizing challenges of considering the city as a laboratory in initiatives when open innovation meets the collaborative economy (Esteve Almirall). Finally, the workshop will question the connection between crowd dynamics and the different perspectives that are entangled to co-creation in testing technologies, through a case study in robotics. (Gianluigi Viscusi).

This session is organised by SCALINGS partner, Imperial College London.

Contributors: Marcel Bogers (Full Professor of Open & Collaborative Innovation Eindhoven University of Technology – TU/e, Affiliated Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Copenhagen, Garwood Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley), Esteve Almirall (Director of the Center for Innovation Cities and Professor of Innovation in ESADE Business School), Gianluigi Viscusi (Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College Business School). Moderator: Christopher L. Tucci (Professor of Digital Strategy & Innovation, Imperial College Business School).

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.