The EU-funded GoNano project enables co-creation between citizens, researchers, industry, civil society organisations and policy makers across Europe to align future nanotechnologies with societal needs and concerns. GoNano developed pilot projects in the areas of food, health and energy to explore how researchers can work with publics and professional stakeholders to create novel suggestions for future nanotechnology products. The outcomes of the GoNano co-creation process suggest that citizens and civil society can help nanotechnology research and innovation to become more responsive to societal needs and values. With the co-creation toolkit, GoNano would like to share their lessons learned during the multiple co-creation events. We hope it will support researchers and engineers who would like to engage with citizens and societal stakeholders as a source of creative thinking. The toolkit offers a six-step approach to help researchers and engineers define their goal, identify the relevant stakeholders and design, implement and reflect on the co-creation process. GoNano hopes to inspire researchers and engineers to continue this journey, working together with citizens and societal stakeholders to create value in new settings, with new topics and with creative outcomes.
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