De design labs van Cube nemen deel aan het Europese project SISCODE: Co-Design for society in innovation.

SISCODE gelooft in het experimenteren middenin de samenleving. Binnen het project werken 10 co-creation labs, zoals Cube's design labs, uit heel Europa samen aan oplossingen voor verschillende vraagstukken. Doel: inzicht in de kracht en mogelijkheden van co-creatie voor (politieke) besluitvorming en het verkleinen van de sprong van ideevorming tot daadwerkelijke implementatie van beleid gebaseerd op co-creatie. De voertaal van SISCODE is Engels. 


SISCODE is an EU funded project aimed at stimulating the use of co-creation methodologies in policy design, using bottom-design-driven methodologies to pollinate Responsible Research and Innovation, and Science Technology and Innovation Policies.

In order to achieve this goal, the project consortium will run a European wide research to understand the dynamics within these co-creation environments as well as the outcomes we can obtain from such approaches. These results will then be compared to devise a set of co-creation methodologies suited for scalability and replication. The project understands that experimentation is a key element to succeed in its objectives. 10 co-creation labs spread around Europe will work with design-driven approaches to co-create, generating real life knowledge. They will each select a challenge to tackle with local stakeholders in order to find solutions together. This will give policymakers the opportunity to test new and more open ways in conceiving policies that reconnects policy design with grassroots initiatives and citizens.

Led by the Politecnico di Milano, SISCODE is governed by a multidisciplinary consortium of institutions. This partnership brings together 17 organisations with extensive networks, world class research experience, policy expertise and a proven track record of collaboration in complex projects implementation.

The partners are based in 13 European countries and include 3 networks with members spread around the world. Partners include world class research institutions specialised in applied research with strong policy connections. The project also counts on the expertise of institutions that combine research and a practitioner focus having a long experience in supporting and conducting co-creation processes.

The expertise of the consortium will be backed by a scientific committee to ensure the achievement of high level scientific results and impact. Members appointed are representative from the fields of policy, science, innovation, design and science communication.

SISCODE project is coordinated by Politecnico di Milano. 
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 774088.