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 Manager
  • Hilary Webb
  • Policy and 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.

Project in Action

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  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN members preparing for Cities Mission co-creation activities with MOSAIC

Last month, ERRIN’s project MOSAIC ran an open call to find cities and regions preparing for the Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, interested in collaborating with MOSAIC on their citizen engagement activities. ERRIN is pleased to share that 14 ERRIN members are being engaged under this initiative.

  • By Hilary Webb

Cities Mission: Call for Expressions of Interest now open!

The European Commission has launched its call for Expression on Interest for the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-neutral and Smart Cities. Applications are open until 31 January 2022.

  • By Hilary Webb

Learn more about the MOSAIC project in its new video

This new video gives an overview of how the project is working to find the best ways to ensure the active participation of multiple stakeholders, including citizens, in mission-orientated settings.

  • By Hilary Webb

Info Kit for Cities published ahead of Cities Mission call for EoI

The European Commission has published its Info Kit for Cities, ahead of the call for Expression of Interest for the Mission on Climate-neutral and Smart Cities.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Call for examples related to the Cities Mission’s Expression of Interest

The Smart Cities working group will in September organise an information session on the call for Expressions of Interest, which will be launched by the European Commission in early autumn within the frame of the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities. As part of this meeting, the WG is now collecting inspirational examples related to the different elements of the Expression of Interest.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Call for successful co-creation projects and activities

ERRIN, as a partner in the MOSAIC project, is collecting successful examples of co-creation projects or activities, which can be used as reference in the MOSAIC project’s research work around co-creation as Open Innovation. The deadline for submissions is Friday 14th May.