Societal challenges, such as digitization or climate change, establish the need for setting participation on the political agenda.
Joining forces of users, citizens, and industry in shared innovation processes provide opportunities to tackle the needs of both society and economy.
Co-creation needs a clear compass to gain socially desirable outcomes. The concept of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) provides a strong framework for matching technological progress with public needs.
Policy support of RRI-based co-creation is needed to improve awareness of this approach and to disseminate best practices.
Responsible co-creation is demanding. Policy funding should be based on quality criteria.
Why should policy support participation in innovation processes?
Supporting policy with scientific evidence?
What are the success conditions?
What kind of political support is needed?
Research funding needs to allow a framework for trial and error and for gaining experience
No enforced specific outcome expectations and requirements before the process is started.
Participatory culture needs more time if it is to establish commitment and connectivity.
An award for successful industry-user collaboration should be initiated to help promoting co-creating in a responsible way
What quality criteria should be used to decide on funding requests?