Key enabling technologies – KETs – are knowledge and capital-intensive technologies, pervasive and with a systemic relevance for all industrial and economic sectors. They are expected to have an impact on high quality jobs creation, life quality improvement and sustainable development. KETs have the potential to transform existing modes of production, and thus change relationships along the whole value chain of product development, between manufacturers, suppliers, businesses, users, policy makers, and citizens.
SocKETs project aims to develop and use co-creation, as a form of collaborative innovation to develop shared new values, to shape KETs-based innovation towards the needs of all stakeholders and for the benefits of society.
Align the development of KETs-based innovations with societal values and needs
Facilitate co-creation amongst industry representatives, researchers, authorities and policy makers, end-users, civil society representatives and citizens
Develop innovative ideas for KETs-based innovation
Develop and experiment co-creation methods and tools
Conduct six test cases across Europe on industrial automation, circular economy and e-health
Create an online toolbox for more dialogue between technology development and societal needs
Design living exhibitions based on a two-way dialogue with citizens
Propose innovation strategies and design solutions
The participatory and interactive approach developed by SocKETs will contribute to enhancing public understanding of cutting-edge technologies and their diverse applications. Our ambition is to demonstrate how citizens’ engagement could help to realize the potential of KETs-based innovations for societal benefit.
6 TEST CASES / 3 APPLICATION FIELDS
CIRCULAR ECONOMY BY DESIGN PROCESSES - For the re-use and recycling of materials, towards sustainable consumption and production [Italy, Estonia]
EHEALTH MONITORING AND DIAGNOSIS SOLUTIONS - Towards good health for all [Denmark, Bulgaria, Serbia]
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION SYSTEMS - Towards decent work and better industry, innovation and infrastructures [Spain]