How do we include civil society in the innovation process?
The challenges we are facing globally are complex and call for setting a new team to find solutions. Traditionally the innovation process has been dominated by the industry, the public sector and research. However, civil society possesses great creative competences too and we need to include these undervalued actors in order to let innovative solutions flourish.
By bringing different voices together in new types of collaborations we avoid blind spots because every actor has specific competences and focus points.
The RiConfigure project exists to make cross-sectoral collaborations thrive and overcome the challenges that the actors might face.
There is a strength in including more diverse voices in the dynamic process, as diversity creates resilience and representativeness.
Together we are stronger and can find with more holistic solutions. Solutions which could not have been developed without the active co-creation by civil society.
RiConfigure has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation under grant agreement no. 788047.
Members of the RiConfigure Project Consortium
- Danish Board of Technology Foundation (coordinator), Denmark
- Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria
- Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
- Center for Responsible Research and Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO Germany
- Frauenhofer IOSB-INA Industrial Automation Branch, Germany
- The Colombian Association for the Advancement of Science, Colombia
- The Adriano Olivetti Foundation, Italy
- Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
- CoroLab, Denmark
- Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft, Austria
- Institute for Sustainable Process Technology, The Netherlands
- Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain