Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation
ICT10 - Collective
Examples of "Collective Awareness Platforms"
• Collaborative Consumption: lending, exchanging, bartering
• Designed to operate at scale, across geographic boundaries
• Airbnb: rent a place from other people
• Getting facts or evidence from citizens for better decision making (at
personal, local or institutional levels)
• Ushahidi: Crowd map information from cell phones, news and the web
• WEB COSI (wellbeing statistics)
• WIKIRATE (citizens rating corporate social responsibility
• Encouraging sustainable behaviours & Lifestyles
• The Eatery: records eaten food, calculates healthiness, gives personalised advice,
and compares individual behaviours with peers
• DECARBONET (raising collective awareness on environmental challenges)
• alternative ways of problem solving (crowdsourcing/funding)
• Kickstarter: crowdfunding startups D-CENT: tools for direct democracy,
• CAP4ACCESS: Collectively removing barriers to inclusion and mobility
H2020 ICT10 – Collective Awareness Platforms
for Sustainability and Social Innovation
Call 2 closes 14 April 2015 - Budget 37 M€
“Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.”
ICT networks, network effects & citizen engagement
co-operation, supporting socio-economic models of
progress, civil society activities that go beyond GDP
To create awareness of sustainability challenges
To find bottom-up solutions for real communities .
Based on open data, open source and open hardware
participatory forms of innovation
Requires multidisciplinary participation non-ICT
domains. Appeals to grassroots actors (including
social entrepreneurs, students, local hackers, civil
Foster understanding of social innovation:
• online reputation mechanisms
(identity that preserves a level of privacy,
bias-free systems, quality guarantees and
trust, self-protecting systems)
value creation models beyond short-term
monetisation or personal greed
• motivation & incentives to progress
for wellbeing, safety, by donating time
• sustainable engagement
ICT10 a) CAPS pilots 24M€
• Solutions to sustainability challenges harnessing network effects, bottom-up
• Leveraging on innovative combinations of distributed social networks, sensor
networks and knowledge co-creation networks.
• Grounded on open data, open source, distributed social networking, open
hardware, mobile communications, integrated mobile sensing.
• Pioneering crowdsourcing/crowdfunding, social innovation (beyond GDP) by
involving grass-root local communities
• Addressing a combination of sustainability areas.
• Including local communities, grassroots, hackers, social entrepreneurs, students,
citizens, creative industries and civil society organisations.
• Compact and small proposals, with a multidisciplinary skill.
ICT10 b) multidisciplinary research on CAPS 4m€
• Better understanding of the obstacles and opportunities of collective awareness
• Motivations and incentives for online collaboration.
• Impact and scaleability effects (eg what more awareness and peer pressure can do
to encourage sustainable behaviours and lifestyles.
• Defining online reputation mechanisms, corporate social responsibility, ethics.
• Contributing to policy & technologies to addressing identity, anonymity, ethics
and responsible uses of data, privacy, network neutrality, non-
discriminatory access, collective internet governance,
• New economic and value creation models beyond GDP, quality requirements for
user-generated knowledge, visualisation of social interactions and trends.
• How to manage online communities with smart manners, social networking that
extracts the "wisdom of the crowds".
• At least two entities from research and innovation domains different than ICT
• Digital social platforms for multidisciplinary groups developing
innovative solutions to societal challenges
• Scaling up: transposition of existing or emerging solutions to
larger transnational scales
• Can build on established open multi-stakeholder networks, e.g.
European Innovation Partnerships
• Provide a suitable ICT-enabled cooperative environment for
expansion and governance
• Transferable and scalable to other communities in different
domains and societal challenges.
c) Digital Social Platforms (7M€)
ICT10 d) Coordinating pilots and
research activities in CAPs (1M€)
• To support and coordinate experimental and scientific
activities in this field
• To compare approaches and distil best practices
• Involving and networking stakeholders from a variety of application areas and
• Digital social platforms & multidisciplinary research
CAPS expected impact
• Demonstrate effectiveness, compared to existing solutions, of new bottom-up,
open and distributed approaches exploiting network effects
• Pioneer participatory forms of innovation based on open software, open data
and open hardware
• Capable of reaching critical mass to transpose the proposed approach to other
application areas or policies related to sustainability;
• Effective involvement of citizens and relevant bodies (eg new constituencies,
key actors, to establish durable interdisciplinary collaborations
• (Objective c:) new concepts and models for the development of digital
social platforms, and deeper understanding of social innovation processes
• understanding technologies and social problems related to a connected
• Impact includes ethical and 'openness' aspects of innovation (privacy respecting)
data collected in field trials or pilots;
CAPS expected impact (2/2)
• Demonstrate whether collaborative concepts based on the Internet can offer
solutions to societal and sustainability challenges, can make use of creative
commons, collective problem solving, knowledge sharing, collaborative journalism,
social exchange and community-wide participation at local if not global scale.
• Achieving on the longer term a more active citizen participation in decision
making, collective governance (including global Internet governance), new
democracy models, self-regulation, new business and economy models
• Demonstrate scalability, reusability of results and generalizability of proposed
solutions at local or regional level
• (Objective c:) Transferability and scalability of the digital social platforms model,
to enlarged communities across administartive borders
• Measurable improvement in cooperation among citizens, researchers, public
authorities, private companies, non-profit, non-governmental and any other civil
society organisation in fostering sustainable collaborative consumption
patterns and lifestyles
• product and service creation in the information society
What is NOT in scope ?
• Proposals without a clear existing (and
physical) community of motivated users
• No "virtual" solution, no fit-all blueprint with no use case
• Proposals for technology-push per se
• Consortia without at least two partners
which bring non-ICT disciplines to tackle
the innovation context or focus area
Horizon 2020 – LEIT-ICT
• Submission Deadline: 14-04-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
• Research and Innovation Actions, EU contribution 2 million €
• Topic Budget: 7 million €
• Cumulative threshold: 10 (3/3/3)
CAPS Evaluation: Budgets, Thresholds