Barriers: What main barriers may you have encountered to co-create during the creation and implementation of the project and how did you try to overcome them?
As we are still early in the project, these are first findings :
International disparity of key contributors – solved through regular conference calls and sparse use of cocreation workshops, one-on-one alignments, process of project work packages and clear dissemination process, helped by guidelines for EU subsidy files
Disparity in vision and key background of actors – cocreation process of progressing insights : through the management of subsidy files deadlines, the team is obliged to put stakes in the ground and have a firm discussion basis – text revisions by different actors. Focus on market study insights drive the value proposition development as we start from market needs/problems.
Newness and ambition level of project : requiring multitude of actors and experts to be co-ordinated.
Governance: What is the type of the relationship between the partners? (e.g. joint venture, contractual relationship, joint project...)
Consortia according to EU subsidy file requirements and according to funding allocated.
Interaction model: How is the project a transformative partnership? How is the interaction transforming the partnering organizations and their employees/ leadership in terms of creating a new vision, new management practices, new skills and new organizational structures? Please provide for concrete examples
Open interaction model with a dissemination structure based on regular project meetings.
An open source data and collaboration platform that can be used as a plug-in in existing software and allows publishing products with their impacts in B2B and B2C communication, making it possible for businesses and consumers to select least impacting products that influence the impacts of the products developed by them; this intrinsically will lead to an overall reduced environmental impact, since a low environmental impact becomes a competitive advantage. Specific reduction strategies around this platform are developed and tested, for various production and manufacturing situations in and across value chains. The project fully addresses resource and energy reduction, but goes beyond that by fully addressing the comprehensive European Environmental Footprint approach.
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