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Message posted on 20/02/2018

One postdoc and 2 PhD's vacancies on co-creation and value-sensitive design

The Philosophy and Ethics group (P&E), Department of Industrial Engineering
and Innovation Sciences (IE&IS), Eindhoven University of Technology, is
looking for:

Fully funded, four-year philosophy and ethics PhD position Value Sensitive
Design in Innovative Procurement and Co-Creation Facilities in Energy
Fully funded, four-year philosophy and ethics PhD position Value Sensitive
Design and Living Labs on Robotics and Energy Transitions

Postdoctoral fellow (2,5 years full time) on Value Sensitive Design in
Co-creation methods in the Energy and Robotics domains

as part of a H2020 project 'SCALINGS'

Description of the overall SCALINGS project
The offered positions are 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.
Further specifications of the three projects can be found via the links

Additional information
More information about the research group Philosophy and Ethics can be found
If you need more information about this position please contact the program
leader dr. Gunter Bombaerts .
Information about the terms of employment can be obtained from Kim van
Puijenbroek, HR Advisor ( Further
information about Eindhoven University of Technology can be found at

Gunter Bombaerts

Coordinator User-Society-Enterprise
Assistant Professor Philosophy&Ethics of Technology

IE&IS / School of Innovation Sciences
Eindhoven University of Technology
Visiting address: Het Eeuwsel 57, 5612 AZ Eindhoven
Postal address: De Rondom 70, 5612 AP Eindhoven
The Netherlands
Office +31 40 247 8914

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