Scaling up Co-Creation: Avenues and Limits for Integrating Society in Science and Innovation (SCALINGS)

Co-creation—the practice of bringing together diverse actors in a joint innovation activity to mutual benefit— has emerged as a widely desired key resource in current attempts to enhance innovation processes and outcomes. The European Research Consortium SCALINGS explores the avenues and limits for the wider dissemination and use of co-creation practices across Europe.

Through a multi-sited, embedded, and comparative experimental research design, SCALINGS studies the unique implementations and outcomes of three co-creation instruments: innovation procurement, living labs, and co-creation facilities. The consortium focuses on two technology domains (robotics and urban energy systems) across 10 partner countries. SCALINGS aims to strengthen opportunities for best practice transfer and a socially robust upscaling of co-creation, while improving our understanding of how co-creation practices relate to the social, cultural, economic, and institutional environments in which they are implemented. Funded by the European H2020 Program “Science with and for society,” SCALINGS is an interdisciplinary project that brings together social scientists, engineers, policy-makers, and industry partners from all over Europe.

The project SCALINGS is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. SCALINGS is funded within the specific objective Science with and for Society of Horizon 2020. This objective is to build effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talent for science and to pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

For the implementation of the projects, the SCALINGS-consortium unites high-level academic actors all throughout Europe:

The SCALINGS-project will run for 39 months, starting on 1st May 2018.

On 25th/25th May 2018 SCALINGS-partners will perform their Project Kick-Off at TUM for laying the cornerstone for a successful project implementation.

Besides working groups sessions exclusively for participants from the partner institutions, there will be an official reception to promote the project objectives to the scientific and general public audience.

The reception will take place on Thursday, 24th May 2018 – 16:30-18:30 at the Vorhoelzer Forum.

After a welcome address of the project coordinator Prof. Dr. Sebastian Pfotenhauer and Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus, core part of the event will be a panel discussion on co-creation including high-level experts and representatives in this field of research.

Download the agenda here.

Download the official invitation here.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 78835.