The kick-off meeting of the Making Sense project was held on the 13th and 14th of January in Amsterdam, hosted by its coordinator, the Waag Society – Institute for art, science and technology. The EU Policy Lab is a partner in this Horizon 2020 project under the initiative "Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation" (CAPS). What is the Making Sense project? Making Sense aims to develop participatory frameworks and tools for citizen-driven innovation.
Detail from the BIO infographic Last week I attended the Workshop on the Collaborative Economy, organized by the Business Innovation Observatory of the Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW). The aim was to discuss the opportunities, policy gaps and challenges brought by the Collaborative Economy, framed by the findings of 3 case studies - Crowdsolving, Freemium and Collaborative Production. Invited panellists included practitioners and entrepreneurs from platforms and/or start-ups, experts
The EU Policy Lab attended the 4th LabWorks Global Lab Gathering and the Practitioner Workshop on Thursday 9th July and Friday 10th July. Both events were hosted by Nesta - the UK’s innovation foundation - in association with Bloomberg Philanthropies and with the support of its GovLab, MindLab and MaRS Solutions Lab. It was a great occasion to share experiences and build future collaboration with other public and social innovation labs, units, offices and teams