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Case studies on Inclusive Innovation: Engaging hard-to-reach target groups

Uploaded by RRI Tools on 31 August 2021
Last modified on 09 September 2021

Sarah-Kristina Wist, Wilfried Konrad, Rainer Kuhn, Bianca Witzel (DIALOGIK), Catherine Flick (DMU), Bianca Laue, Klaus-Peter Wegge (Siemens) - as part of the Living Innovation project

This handout explains the concept of inclusive innovation and describes methods on how to perform inclusive innovation, it provides successful examples of Inclusive Innovation processes and practical tips for successful implementation.


  • Who we are
  • Why Inclusive Innovation?
  • Case studies
    • DMU case study: Co-creating with low-income families
    • Siemens case study: Inclusive Innovation with blind and visually impaired people
  • Practical tips to successfully perform Inclusive Innovation
  • Examples of methods to be used for Inclusive Innovations



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LIV_IN launched an online working group on inclusive innovation and organized a series of workshops taking place in Spring 2021. The first one was be focused on co-creation with families and the second on co-creation with blind and visually impaired people.

Two cases were presented:

  • An experience by De Monfort University with families from Leicester co-creating future home technologies in the context of LIV_IN, and
  • The PULSE exhibition, an initiative by the Experimentarium science center, which serves as model demonstrating how science centres can involve socio-economically less advantaged families (as well as more privileged families) in co-creating user-driven health changes/ exhibitions.

You can see the recording of the webinar here

Two cases were presented:

  • The experience by the Siemens Accessibility Competence Center conducting several co-creation workshops with blind and visually impaired people in the context of LIV_IN, and
  • The "Sensory Assistive Technologies for Impaired Persons" project by the Italian Institute of Technology, a great example of “inclusive innovation” – with people affected by sensory disabilities (with a special focus on visual & hearing impairments), where they worked together with technology makers & researchers, policy makers, end user associations, clinical validators, and industrial partners.

You can see the recording of the webinar here


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