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How to co-create innovations with low-income families

Posted by Eva Zuazua Schücker - RRI Tools on 19 Apr 2021

(*) Post last updated the 13th of May 2021 - link to the recording of the webinar has been added


The LIVING INNOVATION project brings together 14 partners from all over Europe, including major industry leaders, civil society and research organizations to co-develop more responsible, inclusive and sustainable approaches to innovation in the areas of smart homes and smart health. The participation of "la Caixa" Foundation in the project guarantees the link and efficient transfer of learnings between LIV_IN and RRI Tools

LIV_IN has created a virtual community platform and launched different joint actions meant to serve as an interactive space for discussion, knowledge exchange and collaboration, open to experts and practitioners.

In this context Dialogik has launched an online working group on inclusive innovation and is organizing a series of workshops. The first one will be taking place on April 28th and will be focused on co-creation with families. Two cases will be presented, an experience by De Monfort University with families from Leicester co-creating future home technologies in the context of LIV_IN, and the PULSE exhibition, an initiative by the Experimentarium science center, which is part of the RRI Tools collection of inspiring practices.

How to co-create innovations with low-income families | webinar on April 28th 2021 (15:00 – 16:30 CEST)

(*) Recording of the webinar is now online - see here

Presenting two cases of involving families from various backgrounds, you can explore how co-creation with experts and citizens works and why inclusive innovation with families is worth considering.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • How to reach families - even in times of lockdowns
  • How future innovation processes can be implemented with families
  • Co-creation and design thinking methods for co-creation with families


  • Sheena Laursen is Programme Manager at the Experimentarium science center in Hellerup, Denmark. Sheena will talk about the PULSE exhibition. The aim of PULSE was to create an innovative research-based science exhibition and community activities that motivate and support families to take action to develop and sustain healthy lifestyles. The PULSE exhibition also served as an international model demonstrating how science centres can involve socio-economically less advantaged families (as well as more privileged families) in co-creating user-driven health changes/exhibitions.

Scheduled after the presentations, an open discussion will be facilitated by Rainer Kuhn and Sarah-Kristina Wist from Dialogik.


The recording of the webinar is now online - see here

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