Societal engagement with Key Enabling Technologies
The SocKETs project aims at improving the cooperation between industry, science and citizens in order to develop Key Enabling Technologies (КЕТ) as successfully as possible in the selected innovation ecosystems.
Source of Funding: Horizon 2020 European Commission Programme
Implementation period: 10/2020 – 10/2023
Project Website: sockets-cocreation.eu
Contact: Slavica Dukovic – firstname.lastname@example.org
Danish Board of Technology Foundation (DBT), Denmark
Fonden Teknologiradet, Denmark
Teknologisk Institut, Denmark
Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain
Stichting VU, Netherlands
Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca Industriale – AIRI, Italy
Centre for Research and Analyses, Bulgaria
AHHAA Science Centre, Estonia
Center for the Promotion of Science, Serbia
The SocKETs project is committed to establishing a dialogue among all major stakeholders with the aim to collectively co-create visions, strategies and implementation methods of advanced technologies. This project doesn’t focus only on the priorities, expectations and citizen doubts, but also activates connections between new technologies and the social needs and values, and emphasises solutions for specific societal challenges. In this respect, SocKETs develops six pilot projects across Europe that combine the opportunity to test, prototype, evaluate and distribute co-creative and societal engagement tools from the laboratory and innovation networks, industries and professionals to the science museums and civil society. The project relies on public engagement and co-creation concepts, and it is based on the previous experiences with the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) and the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) concepts.
The Role of CPN
The Center for the Promotion of Science is engaged in the study on the advanced technologies application (advanced materials, industrial biotechnology, production systems, ICT, internet of things, artificial intelligence, etc.) for the amelioration of health and preventive care and rehabilitation. The focal point is eHealth that actively contributes to public health improvements, personalized treatment and monitoring, as well as to the transformation of an on-site rehabilitation in hospitals into a remote rehabilitation. The final phase of the project is dedicated to the creation and production of an interactive exhibition in collaboration with relevant scientists who will clarify the potentials of key enabling technologies to general public and who will promote co-creation tools.