What is MOSAIC about?
MOSAIC will explore and implement an RRI approach to Open Innovation: how can one translate the involvement of stakeholders “from all parts of the quadruple helix”, typical of SwafS and RRI, in Open Innovation ecosystems? The chosen context is a mission-like environment focused on climate neutral and smart cities priorities. Drawing upon the richness of SwafS experiences so far, MOSAIC’s research will lead to the assessment of effective instruments applicable to successful co-creation approaches in quadruple-helix Open Innovation pathways. Pilot actions in the cities of Brussels and Milan will test MOSAIC’s methodological approach and research actions throughout the project. The piloting process will produce concrete instruments and recommendations, to be replicated in further European cities and regions willing to engage in mission-oriented approaches via quadruple helix collaboration, but also to enrich the work of Horizon Europe researchers and stakeholders more broadly.
Leveraging ERRIN's work on the Mission Area "Climate-neutral and smart cities", ERRIN will build opportunities for the broader membership by being in charge of the mutual learning, communication, dissemination and exploitation activities. ERRIN will build the foundation of the exploitation process as well as the sustainability of the project’s results by anchoring the learnings and outcomes of the piloting phase (in Brussels and Milan) to the wider carbon reduction ambitions of other cities and regions, as well as to the overall EU policy framework. Via an internal scouting within its Smart Cities Working Group, ERRIN will build and manage a Community of Practice of four additional "mirror ecosystems", cities or metropolitan areas from across the European Union, with a specific interest in discussing and replicating the MOSAIC methodology in their local environment and building a vibrant community of quadruple helix representatives. Mutual learning will be tha backbone of the Community of Practice, enabling the replication and building the sustainability of the project's results.