GoNano Webinars: How can co-creation be used to enhance research and innovation?
Co-creation is an approach widely used in business and public planning. UNILEVER, IKEA, Heineken, Lego and Coca Cola all that use co-creation to develop their products and customer experiences.
In research and innovation, co-creation can be used to ‘future-proof’ research and innovation concepts, ideas, and products. E.g. it can help to understand future contexts of use, and their social practices, needs and values that might hamper the functionality of a new technological application. Think e.g. on: user needs related to control and oversight on data usage and protection; possibly skewed effects of a new technology across population groups, or; unforeseen security or environmental effects.
Working co-creatively with societal stakeholders and citizens early on in a research or innovation setting, can help anticipate such challenges. It helps to design solutions that better align with the expectations and needs of society and future users.
In three webinars, we take you through how we worked with co-creation to add value to research and innovation on nanotechnologies in food, energy and health.
We invite you to engage with us to learn more in a series of three webinars:
- The first webinar titled “What is co-creation and why co-create in research and innovation?
- The second webinar titled “Co-creation in practice”
- The third webinar titled “Outcomes and results of co-creation”
Each webinar takes about 45 minutes in total. These 45 minutes are divided in three sessions of about 15 minutes each. The remaining time is reserved for questions and conversation between the listeners and the project team.