Training programs to build capacity for collaborative innovation processes
The EU Horizon 2020 research project „RiConfigure“ investigated what makes collaborative innovation processes between the public sector, industry, academia and civil society successful.
The project developed three training programs based on the findings: an Open Online Course („Inviting civil society on stage“), a workshop („How to kick-start a collaboration“) and an intensive course („Tackling grand challenges with collaborative action“).
The courses address actors, managers and representatives of the four sectors who are interested or involved in collaborative innovation processes. They provide tools, methodologies and strategic guidelines to support the design, implementation and evaluation of collaborative innovation across the four sectors. Moreover, the courses provide a platform for networking and creating alliances with people and institutions with a shared interest towards a particular societal issue or grand challenge. The courses follow participatory learning approaches and couple training situations with real-life practical cases to activate the full range of experience, knowledge and capacities.