OECD-TIP Launch Event -  16 June 2021

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    16 June 2021, 12h20-15h45 CEST


    Co-creation case study highlights video
    (5min; link to YouTube)



    Knowledge co-creation is an important means to mobilise a wide range of actors with complementary expertise to tackle issues that require the capabilities of multiple actors. An important collaborative innovation mechanism for some time, in the COVID-19 pandemic co-creation entered the limelight as the joint creation of knowledge was essential to develop solutions to the complex challenges that communities on the local, national and international levels were facing.

    In its Co-creation project in 2019-20, the TIP Working Party shed light on the distinctive characteristics and policy implications of co-creation. The COVID-19 pandemic hit in the midst of the project, which allowed investigating the role of collaborative mechanisms, like co-creation, in this crisis context.


    The three key outputs of the OECD-TIP Co-creation project are the following:

    (1) The policy framework report "Knowledge co-creation in the 21st century", which discusses the characteristics and relevance of knowledge co-creation as a knowledge transfer mechanism, and the type of challenges of co-creation initiatives. It provides a range of policy recommendations;

    (2) The knowledge transfer and co-creation online toolkit

    (3) 13 Co-creation case study contributions that informed the analysis in the Policy Framework Report (full-text PDFs accessible here)


    Event format

    This virtual event will present and discuss main findings of the project and how they can be used both during the COVID-19 pandemic and in its aftermath. Participants are invited to engage in a discussion of TIP Co-creation Project outputs and their dissemination as well as to explore the role of co-creation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    In three sessions, participants will discuss co-creation policy lessons from the Co-creation Policy Framework Report, take part in a digital toolkit challenge and learn about the lessons from co-creation initiatives put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Agenda outline


    12h20-12h50 Welcome and introduction


    Welcome and introductory remarks

    • Dr. Göran Marklund, Deputy Director General and Head of Operational Development at VINNOVA and Chair of the OECD Working Party on Innovation and Technology Policy (TIP)
    • Andrew Wyckoff, Director of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and Dr. Alessandra Colecchia, Head of the Science and Technology Policy (STP) Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation

    Introduction to the event and project outcomes:

    • Dr. Caroline Paunov, Head of Secretariat for the OECD TIP Working Party, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
    • Dr. Laura Kreiling, Junior Policy Analyst, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation


    12h50-13h50 Session 1 "Policy roundtable on the role of co-creation before, during and after the crisis"

    The TIP Secretariat presents a small selection of cases of co-creation relevant to the COVID-19 crisis.

    High-level policy roundtable with participation from:

    • Aase Marthe Johansen Horrigmo, State Secretary, Norway
    • Dr. Teresa Riesgo, Secretary General for Innovation, Spain
    • John Knubley, former Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Canada

    Key questions:

    1. What did we learn from the COVID-19 crisis regarding the need for co-creation (i.e. joint knowledge creation between industry, science and other potential stakeholders like civil society)?
    2. Was the mobilization of co-creation capacities optimal to respond to the crisis? What did we learn about engaging civil society in STI activities in the context of this crisis?
    3. What national and international policy changes, if any, are needed for co-creation to address the COVID-19 crisis and beyond?


    13h50-14h00 Coffee break


    14h00-15h00 Session 2 "Co-creation policy implications in practice"

    The second session focuses on the co-creation case study and policy implications of the Co-creation Policy Framework Report of the project:

    • Rationale for and ways in which STI policy can support co-creation
    • Framework conditions for success of co-creation initiatives.
    • Design choices for co-creation initiatives
    • Managerial considerations

    Presentation by Dr. Caroline Paunov and Dr. Laura Kreiling, TIP Secretariat, OECD

    Comments by innovation experts:

    • Dr. Anthony Arundel, UNU-MERIT and Dr. Sacha Wunsch-Vincent, WIPO
    • Dr. Muthu de Silva, Birkbeck, University of London
    • Dr. Byeongwon Park, Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning


    15h00-15h30 Session 3 "Virtual challenge – exploring the ‘Knowledge transfer and co-creation’ toolkit"

    Event participants take part in a light-hearted activity exploring the online toolkit on ‘Knowledge transfer and co-creation’ by solving solving a series of challenges related to the toolkit. Designed as an Explorable Policy Guide, it is a public website, launched in June 2020, that brings together policy evidence from the STIP Compass Infrastructure, TIP work, statistical indicators and other sources. The winner will be awarded a small prize.


    15h30-15h45 Closing remarks