SocKETs is conducting six case studies across Europe, called SocKETs Labs, and focusing on the application of key enabling technologies towards a diversity of innovation and societal challenges in the sectors of construction, e-health and automation industry.

SocKETs has been conducting six case studies across Europe, called SocKETs Labs, focused on the application of key enabling technologies towards a diversity of innovation and societal challenges in the sectors of construction, e-health and automation industry.

Their co-creation journey started a few months ago and took them on the adventure of exploring citizen engagement practices in technology development.

Let’s grab our backpack, and travel around Europe to see what they have been up to. You will be able to find on our website their latest updates and advancements.

  • e-Health applications in Denmark

Our partner DTI was exploring the different challenges that are currently facing the implementation of e-Health practices in the country. Together with participants, different actors of the Danish society have been building solutions to overcome those challenges while answering everyone’s expectations and needs, with a particular focus on the elderly needs. Throughout the SockETs experimentation, both relevant companies and citizen representatives have been involved in the lab activities.

CPN was collaborating with different stakeholders that could contribute to improving healthcare and quality of life in a variety of different domains. They have highlighted the importance of collaboration among all the sectors involved and the need for common ground. Throughout the SocKETs experimentation, workshop participants have been put into work to identify how to improve healthcare in Serbia, as well as how to involve society in the process.

  • e-Health in Bulgaria

CRA was particularly focused on KETs-based applications in disease monitoring, innovative devices and practices, ICT applications and platforms that are user-friendly, non-invasive and can be used in a non-hospital environment. They have built recommendations to advance the sector and were working together on ways to sustainably implement their lab.

The Estonian lab, hosted by AHHAA, focused on the country’s efforts in moving from a linear economy to a circular economy business model in various spheres, including energy production, construction, packaging and much more. Society actors have been actively involved in the development of solutions, as well as in the collection of inputs for the SocKETs exhibition.

  • Circular economy in Italy

AIRI focused on the technologies enabling the transition of the building and construction sector and the built environment towards a circular economy. Various actors in the field and society have been developing scenarios for what the future of the construction sector would look like. Specific attention has been paid to involving citizens in the process.

  • Automation systems in the Basque country

Our Spanish partner Tecnalia has been developing a community of practice industry representatives, citizens and stakeholders to discuss, think and prototype solutions related to potential transformation of the work due to recent developments in Artificial Intelligence. The socio-ethical implications of AI in manufacturing and
especially, in the future of work, has been particularly highlighted among society representatives and their potential involvement has been encouraged.

Follow the outcomes of their co-creation journey on our different channels: SocKETs website, SocKETs Twitter account and SocKETs LinkedIn page!