Category: Business, Community Science, Startups
Target Group: Startups, Entrepreneurs
One of the fastest developing and promising areas in this direction is citizen science, based on crowdsourcing the public participation of volunteers in the discovery of new knowledge. It involves people collaborating towards a common goal, typically in data collection or analysis to create digital resources and new digital services. Facilitated by e-infrastructures, citizen science is a powerful instrument for social innovation and open science.
The WP seeks not only to offer innovative forms of business development, but it is also exploring the opportunities for growth and jobs which community science can trigger for the small and medium sized enterprises.
The overall objective of the proposed WP is to investigate along with the community of the startups, the reasons of their establishment, the conditions and parameters which enhance their development such as the intentions of the person and collective efficacy.
Output: Citizen science research
Joint thematic surveys; needs related to citizen science, benchmarking and analysis of startups with the aim to;
understand the relationship between people, environment, and technology through real-world deployment and
foster citizen engagement through participatory data collection, analysis and actions
Combine citizen science with tech transfer and catalyze the process of business establishment.
Conduct a review of current technologies used and identify opportunities in the development and application of new technologies in business.