The GoNano policy briefs present the results of the engagement activities and provide recommendations based on the GoNano experience.
Below you will find seven policy briefs, each present GoNano experiences, insights and/or lessons learned.
Policy brief 1: Co-creation: A Practical Tool to Enhance Responsiveness in Research and Innovation
About: Co-creation can enhance responsiveness by
- Supporting the translation of abstract needs, values and concerns into practical options and action in research and innovation practices
- Facilitating a process of realisation and exploration of how and why broader societal perspectives matter in research and innovation
Policy brief 2: Moving from reflection to proactive engagement and action on societal needs, values, and concerns
About: The move to action can be supported by
Leaving space for the recognition of opportunities and consciously integrate “interactional expertise in interactions between scientists, engineers, product developers, industry and policy
- Building collaboration in the early stages of research and development and encourage creativity and design thinking
- Supporting the training of interactional skills, literacy and expertise
- Implementing rewards for researchers that invite other experts and societal stakeholder to discuss and contribute to their work
Policy brief 3: Opportunities and Challenges of Co-Creation: Experiences from the GoNano Project
About: Strategies for overcoming challenges for co-creation
- Finding a shared goal and use it to drive your multi-stakeholder collaborations.
- Planning time to translate and mediate between your different types of stakeholders. The more diversity the more time you will need to mediate and build common understanding between groups.
- Choosing a clear purpose of the co-creation in research: democratisation or creation of shared value through product development. The goal prescribes the actors that should be involved and their ways of contribution.
Policy brief 4: The Value Chain: An approach to Implement Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) practices in Nanotechnologies Development
About: How the value chain approach can support the implantation of RRI
- It provides a schematic approach and a stepwise guide for embedding co-creation in business practices
- It helps identify hands-on suggestions to help successfully co-create along your value chain
Policy brief 5: Positioning Co-Creation: Democratisation versus Added Value
About: Possible uses of co-creation in research and innovation
- It can be used to integrate diverse perspectives and knowledge for improvement of innovation product and ideas
- It can be used to integrate diverse perspectives and knowledge for evaluation of the priorities and direction of research and innovation policies and practices In each case, organisers should carefully consider the role of, and expectations placed on laypeople in a co-creation process
Policy brief 6: Inclusion in Co-creation: What is Needed in Practice?
About: Key requirements for realising inclusion in co-creation
- Investing in co-creation and develop skills and competencies of organisers to develop strategies that ensure continuous inclusion
- Carefully balancing the topic, questions and preparatory materials to avoid common difficulties for inclusion in co-creation and engagement processes
- Paying attention to your communication strategy and the messages you share about your project and process to communicate in a way that supports inclusion and diversity
Policy brief 7: Gender Issues in Nanotechnologies research and innovation
About: Gender issues in nanotechnologies research and innovation include
- Male norms and visions of future role and function of technological applications give shape to research ideas and processes thereby missing possibly discriminatory or harmful implications
- The performance and potential of women in science is judged and viewed differently than their male counterparts
- A lack of discussion and awareness on the difference between sex and gender. Gender or “gender equality” refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviours, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for men and women, whereas sex refers to the innate biological characteristics
Industry Brief: The Power of co-creation
About: Designing solutions to shared problems with citizens and stakeholders
Download the report here: GoNano D5.5 – Collecting of the GoNano Policy and Industry Briefs
*The document may not be seen as an official deliverable of the GoNano project as it has not yet been approved by the European Commission.