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.

Project Information

Source of Funding: Horizon 2020 European Commission Programme

Implementation period: 10/2020 – 10/2023

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Contact: Slavica Dukovic –


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

ECSITE, Belgium

Affiliated Partners

Centre for Research and Analyses, Bulgaria

AHHAA Science Centre, Estonia

Center for the Promotion of Science, Serbia

Project Description

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.