Co-creating Interlinks CitSci & LivLabs

The D-NOSES Approach: Exploring and co-creating the interlinks and mutual benefits of combining Citizen Science & Living Labs methodologies


  D-NOSES is a highly ambitious EU H2020 project that is building a Citizen Observatory to literally put odour pollution on the map by scaling up from local to global levels using citizen science and co-creation strategies.

  With a high-class transdisciplinary consortium from odour experts to social scientists, D-NOSES involves a quadruple helix of stakeholders in each pilot case study using the Extreme Citizen Science model – with a highly inclusive approach to engage participants regardless its literacy and socio-economic levels, cultural background, gender, etc. D-NOSES promotes dialogue and transparency amongst all actors to co-create local solutions to odour pollution issues.

  Arising from the D-NOSES approach and experience, we believe citizen science and living labs have much more to share and construct together – with a space for exploration and the co-creation of interlinks for new opportunities to arise that we aim to convey in the proposed workshop.


  “Co-creating interlinks CitSci & LivLabs” workshop main aim is to explore the interlinks and potential of combining citizen science and living labs methodologies inspired from the D-NOSES highly inclusive approach. Participants will be invited to get to know the D-NOSES citizen science and quadruple helix model more in depth, its stakeholder engagement and co-creation approaches, plus its impact for social innovation. 
  As the basis for co-creation, all participants will be invited to explore innovative ways of intertwining citizen science and living labs methodologies to improve any projects already in place or setting the basis for building up new ways of carrying out projects for tackling socio-environmental challenges and promote social innovations at the local level.


   Participants will be part of a co-creation initiative for building up innovative ways of combining citizen science and living labs methodologies to tackle socio-environmental issues. First, participants will get to know the D-NOSES approach regarding citizen science, our stakeholder engagement model, co-creation strategies, and potential for social innovation. 

   From this approach, using different co-creation techniques, participants will be inspired to explore how citizen science and living labs initiatives can complement each other – building up new knowledge on the field from their expertise to support projects in place while constructing innovative solutions to be applied to further initiatives.


   Interactive explanations of the D-NOSES approach using theoretical aspects illustrated by practical examples from its case studies described above will be combined with participatory and co-creation exercises, design thinking, user stories and much more in order to co-create the interlinks and potential of citizen science and living labs for improving socio-environmental issues.


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