Introduction to the Project

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 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.

Project Objectives

MOSAIC will develop a methodology for a bottom-up approach to developing Open Innovation and test it in two place-based innovation ecosystems, Brussels and Milan, within the context of the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities. The aim is to deepen the involvement of society and citizens in R&I in order to fuel a transition to Open Innovation throughout Europe.

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ERRIN's Role

ERRIN is responsible for 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 to the wider carbon reduction ambitions of other cities and regions, as well as to the overall EU policy framework. Through an internal scouting process 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, building a vibrant community of quadruple helix representatives. Mutual learning will be the backbone of the Community of Practice, enabling replication and building the sustainability of the project's results. 

  • Pirita Lindholm
  • Director
  • Ryan Titley
  • Director of Projects
  • Heidi Johansson
  • Project Officer
  • Hilary Webb
  • Junior Policy & Communications Officer

Benefit & Links

ERRIN will develop a Community of Practice of four mirror ecosystems, offering members an opportunity to engage in MOSAIC’s activities and showcase their decarbonisation efforts in the mission-orientated context.

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ERRIN's new SwafS project MOSAIC

Learn more about ERRIN's new project MOSAIC - Mission-Oriented SWafS to Advance Innovation through Co-creation. The project explores a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach to Open Innovation, involving a range of different stakeholders.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN's project proposals related to the Low Carbon and ICT Clusters

We are happy to announce that over the last three months, ERRIN has submitted nine new project proposals that cover all its thematic clusters. Here is a short overview of each of the projects related to our Low Carbon and ICT Clusters.