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New toolkit for effective co-creation

New toolkit for effective co-creation

Written by Nina Peitler | Reviewed by Katrin Detter

Created on: 11 May 2021 | Updated on: 11 May 2021

News category: "News on Living Innovation"

After three years and 19 workshops with over 150 participants in 6 countries, the LIV_IN project has published one of its main deliverables: A toolkit for effective co-creation in industry-citizen collaboration settings.

Industry requires innovation that continuously approaches citizens’ problems from fresh angles. By giving citizens the chance to be involved in the design of the technology that will shape their future lives, co-creation helps industry to respond directly to the needs of users and society.

The LIV_IN project has published one of its main deliverables: A Toolkit on co-creation! It takes the experiences of the LIV_IN workshops to draw generally applicable conclusions on what to look for when co-creating with citizens.


This Toolkit offers:

  1. guidelines for starting and running responsible innovation processes
  2. tools to engage with co-creation and design thinking; and
  3. learnings on the implementation of inclusive processes.


The Toolkit addresses you as:


Implementing co-creation into businesses offers many benefits such as better quality of service, increased customer satisfaction and brand loyalty. This Toolkit offers learnings on how to efficiently perform responsible innovation within business-citizens’ collaborations.


Responsible Innovation has gained more and more importance over the past years. As an innovator, you need to think about implementing responsible innovation into product development processes. This toolkit provides a co-creation toolbox and guidelines for starting and running responsible innovation processes.


As Responsible Innovation is increasingly fostered in the academic field, researchers are encouraged become familiar with it as well. Download this toolkit and gain insights into the principles of responsible innovation and co-creation.

Based on additional theoretical research, the authors Rainer Kuhn, Wilfried Konrad, Sarah-Kristina Wist and Bianca Witzel provide interesting insights into the key principles of responsible innovation processes and co-creation and how they enrich innovation processes.

Drawing of the experiences of the LIV_IN labs, this Toolkit offers guidelines for participation processes bundled with practical questions from the start to the end of such processes. It therefore takes into consideration questions such as the objective, timeline, costs, success factors or ethical requirements when collaborating with citizens.

It explains how co-creation workshops can be set up and offers a co-creation toolbox.

Download this toolkit for free!

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