The MOSAIC project aims to study, prove and assess how co-creation practices involving all actors of the quadruple helix (university, industry, government, citizens) can be beneficial to mission-oriented open innovation settings, where concrete solutions to today’s challenges are sought. MOSAIC’s expertise and research activities produce concrete instruments and recommendations, to be used in European cities and regions willing to engage in mission-oriented approaches but also to enrich the work of Horizon Europe researchers and stakeholders more broadly.
Through its new call for Expressions of Interest, MOSAIC aims to select a group of cities for collaboration in their citizen engagement activities within the context of their involvement in the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities. When applying for the Mission, cities will be strongly invited to carefully plan and showcase their citizen engagement initiatives through co-design and co-creation approaches.
Through this opportunity, which is now open, selected cities will benefit from MOSAIC partners’ expertise in mission-oriented approaches and open innovation. Tailored support, as well as capacity building sessions, will be provided at no cost for cities. In some cases, MOSAIC can also cover costs generated from the implementation of citizen engagement activities locally. In turn, Cities collaborating with MOSAIC are expected to be interested in exploring the potential of citizen engagement in their pathway towards Mission Cities’ objectives, and willing to test the MOSAIC methodological approach to co-design and co-creation in the mission setting.