(20 March 2017) – AEIDL has been invited to take part in the KNOWMAK (KNOWledge in the MAKing in the European society) project, funded under Horizon 2020.
KNOWMAK started recently and will run over 30 months. The project is carried by Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée (UPEM), the University of Manchester (UMAN), the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT), the University of Leiden (ULEIDEN), the University of Sheffield (UFSD), the Polytechnic of Milan (POLIMI), and the Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI)
The project aims at building an interactive platform that allows insights into innovation activities in Europe and actors on key enabling technologies and grand societal challenges. It will provide indicators, not data, that will answer questions such as which are the top European research actors on a certain research topic? Or in which topics is a given European region specialised?
The interactive tool is aimed at becoming fully public, and sustain itself beyond the funding period. It combines five data sources that are either established, such as publications, patents, projects, or new, such as social innovation projects and user attention based on social media.
AEIDL, along with representatives from civil society, business, public research, research funders and policy-making, will be invited to co-develop a set of tools and indicators, during two workshops and two online surveys. The first workshop is scheduled to take place on 28 March 2017 in Leiden, The Netherlands.