CASI 2020 (Common Framework for Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation) focuses on exploring sustainable innovation as a social phenomenon.
CASI is a cross-sectorial project focused on the role of innovation for sustainability, and on enhancing the understanding of sustainability within the innovation context.
It involves organsations from 12 European countries, and collaborates with national experts from another 16. All are innovation and sustainability stakeholders: from researchers and academia through to citizens, focused on developing and solving innovation-related challenges across Europe. In this way CASI integrates the perspectives of civil society, SMEs, industry, policy stakeholders, and leading academics, engaging them in focused debates on sustainable innovation.
Via a rich and intensive set of activities carried out across the EU underpinned by a carefully designed methodology, CASI will identify and describe sustainable innovation cases through a collaborative analytical process known as mapping.
Results - case studies, policy briefs, news, events, blog posts and more - are constantly appearing on www.casi2020.eu.
- Shared cross-functional understanding of sustainable innovation, integrating the perspectives of multiple innovation and sustainability stakeholders (policy formulation, academia, civil society and practitioners);
- Common Framework for the Assessment and Management of Sustainable Innovation, reflecting expertise from various disciplines, the results of academic research, and lessons from practitioners' experience;
- A database of case studies on sustainable innovation across the EU;
- Policy briefs: short policy-oriented briefs focusing on sustainable innovation.
Over 150 examples
META prepares the policy briefs on sustainable innovation and organizes citizen panels in Italy, where citizens are invited to present their vision about the future of sustainable innovation. The collected feedback helps in developing new EU policies on sustainable innovation, with the hands-on involvement of European citizens.
More than 160 innovative practices from around the EU will provide a rich qualitative perspective and will serve as the basis for focused analysis, comparison and contrasting, leading to a common framework for sustainable innovation in Europe.
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