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on Value Sensitive Design in Co-creation methods in the Energy and Robotics domains
Starting date: May 1 2018 or soon thereafter
The Research group Philosophy & Ethics of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences (IE &IS) seeks a postdoctoral fellow for an appointment of 2,5 years full time (or 3 years 0,8 FTE). The Department engages in research and teaching in the areas of industrial engineering, management science, and innovation science. The mission of the department is closely tied to its pioneering work in developing an engineering perspective on business processes, as well as its interdisciplinary research on transitions in societies in relation to technical changes. Eindhoven University of Technology is a leading research university in science and technology with a diverse, international faculty.
Description of the overall project
The offered position is part of the Horizon 2020 Science with and for Society project 'SCALINGS - Scaling up Co-creation: Avenues and Limits for Integrating Society in Science and Innovation'. This is a joint program of the Philosophy and Ethics group at TU/e, together with 8 other universities across Europe as Technical University Munich, Technical University Denmark, Mines Paris Tech, ESADE Spain and University College London.
Co-creation practice - and co-creation research - are at a crossroads: More than ever, initiatives to boost innovation through collaboration among diverse actors are flourishing across Europe. Yet, this mainstreaming poses new challenges to better understand 'co-creation processes and outcomes under various cultural, societal and regulatory backgrounds to allow better-targeted policy support' (SwafS-13-17). To date, no systematic studies exist that detail how co-creation instruments operate under different socio-cultural conditions, i.e. if 'best practices' will be effective elsewhere or if the resulting products and services are compatible with new markets.
SCALINGS addresses the challenge of mainstreaming co-creation across a diverse Europe head-on: In the first ever rigorous comparative study, we will investigate the implementation, uptake, and outcomes of three co-creation instruments (public procurement of innovation, co-creation facilities, and living labs) in two technical domains (robotics and urban energy) across 10 countries. Using comparative case studies and coordinated cross-country experiments, we explore if and how these instruments can be generalized, transferred, or scaled up to new socio-cultural, economic, or institutional conditions to unleash their innovative power.
Based on this unique data set, we will develop two new transformative frameworks - 'situated co-creation' and 'socially robust scaling' - to guide the wider dissemination of co-creation. We will synthesize our findings into an 'EU Policy Roadmap' to support ongoing EU innovation policy efforts. Empirically, SCALINGS is closely integrated with over two dozen European co-creation initiatives that deal with cross-cultural transferability on a daily basis. Together with these partners, we will co-create enhanced practices that feed directly back into their work and strategy. Finally, we will launch a training program (boot camp) on co-creation in diverse settings for other EU consortia.
A more detailed description of the TU/e's part in the research program is available upon request.
Specification of the Philosophy and Ethics postdoc project
In the postdoc project Value Sensitive Design in Co-creation methods in the Energy and Robotics domains:
We are looking for candidates that really want to make a difference and like to work on things that have a high practical relevance while having the ambition to compete at an international scientific level (i.e., present at top conferences and in top journals).
You are expected to have: