These are the general objectives of the project:
Bringing together SOCiety and KETs - SOCKET project aims at creating a KET-Citizens ecosystem, guaranteeing Societal Engagement for KETs, not only to enable citizens to better understand the role of industrial and key enabling technologies, but also enabling them as co-creators by contributing with their main needs and concerns.
A practical approach to achieve this purpose will be based on the development of Living Labs at 3 key different dimensions (University-Industry, Citizens–Industry, Industry–Workers) and applied to 2 selected KETs applications focused around Industry 4.0: Advanced Manufacturing, Circular Economy and Eco-innovation. The selection aims to be representative of a wide part of society (academia, manufacturing workers, citizens as consumers…) and to involve KETs applications directly linked to several of the main current societal challenges.
A participatory multi-actor engagement process will be established, presenting practical models of engagement (from previous related projects, know-how and networking with current projects and activities), for bringing together citizens and industry in dialogue and co-creation processes around KETs and industrial technologies applications with the objective of including the citizens priorities, expectations and concerns in their development and implementation.
Project duration is 30 months, the coordinator is EWF and other confirmed partners: FEUGA, University of Vigo, University of Patras - LMS, ENoLL, AIMEN and the Finnish Network of Living Labs. We had the partners call on Wednesday during which we discussed the roles and distribution of the tasks. The proposal is that Edgeryders leads the WP4 - Society KETLab and also having a role in certain tasks in other WPs.
We offer our standard workpackage - we launch the online conversation on the topics of the working groups that will be formed in the WP2 and use the SSNA. The engagement part would consist of different activities for the living labs - workshops for citizens and other stakeholders, creating links between the society and the policymakers, and bringing people to the platform. @nadia would you have some time next week to discuss this and the budget?
By the end of the next week we need to draft the WP description and define the roles of other partners in our WP. The deadline for submission is close, 5th of February, but our methodology fits very well in the proposal and we do not have to invest too much efforts in writing the other sections which will soon be shared with us.
All documents received so far are on our (protected) team Drive and I will be creating the draft of our WP there as well, probably asking some of you for some feedback…if anyone is willing to invest more time with me on this, let me know!