Citizens and local communities can play an important role in drawing value from R&I to co-create and take up innovative solutions, ensuring that research results made in Europe translate to benefits for all parts of society.
The objective of this contract is to test an innovative approach to citizen engagement for translating R&I results into value for society. In particular, it will test the effectiveness of the hackathon approach in co-developing innovative solutions that respond to citizens’ needs using available R&I results. The hackathon will enable citizens that take part as members of their local communities to co-create solutions for challenges they face (through new business models, social innovations, prototypes, tests, proven concepts, demos etc.). This action will provide lessons on how to use this approach to engage with citizens and provide research-based solutions that respond to societal needs (what works well, what tools and implementation strategies are effective, what are critical factors for success) and inform knowledge valorisation policies, using citizen engagement as a driving force to deliver value to society.
Deadline for expression of interest: 14 May 2021.
Ref. number: RTD/2021/MVP/0005
If you are interested in providing the services required, contact the email address RTD-VALORISATION-POLICIES-IPR@ec.europa.eu, confirming you fulfil the required selection criteria.
- Publication date
- 7 May 2021
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation