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sharing transformations induced by KETs
Developing value through co-creation

Key enabling technologies – KETs – are knowledge and capital-intensive technologies, pervasive and with a systemic relevance for all industrial and economic sectors. They are expected to have an impact on high quality jobs creation, life quality improvement and sustainable development. KETs have the potential to transform existing modes of production, and thus change relationships along the whole value chain of product development, between manufacturers, suppliers, businesses, users, policy makers, and citizens.   

SocKETs project aims to develop and use  co-creation, as a form of collaborative innovation to develop shared new values, to shape KETs-based innovation towards the needs of all stakeholders and for  the benefits of society. 

Our goals


Align the development of KETs-based innovations
with societal values and needs 


Facilitate co-creation amongst industry representatives, researchers,
authorities and policy makers, end-users, civil society representatives and citizens


Develop innovative ideas for KETs-based innovation

Our actions

Develop and experiment co-creation methods and tools

Conduct six test cases across Europe on industrial automation, circular economy and e-health

Create an online toolbox for more dialogue between technology development and societal needs

Design living exhibitions based on a two-way dialogue with citizens

Propose innovation strategies and design solutions

Our ambition

We believe that the participatory and interactive approach developed by SocKETs will contribute to enhancing public understanding of cutting-edge technologies and their diverse applications. Our ambition is to demonstrate how citizens’ engagement could help to realize the potential of KETs-based innovations for societal benefit.

Our journey