Valorising research through citizens’ engagement. How to run hackathons with citizens

New open innovation approaches such as hackathons are particularly relevant to strengthening citizen engagement for a fast and inclusive uptake of innovative solutions. With the aim to test the hackathon model as a method to engage citizens and develop innovative and feasible solutions to citizens’ needs while valorising knowledge, DG RTD carried out a six-month experiment – CitizensHack2022. The current document draws on this experience as well as further consultations with experts and practitioners to develop practical guidelines for hackathons as a tool to valorise knowledge with citizens on the driving seat. It is intended to be used as a “living document”, to be further developed and enriched with feedback from practitioners in the field and stakeholders.

European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Valorising research through citizens’ engagement : how to run hackathons with citizens, Pottaki, I.(editor), Publications Office of the European Union, 2022,
Document type
  • Practical Advice/Guide


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Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission) Personal author(s): Pottaki, Iphigenia
Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General

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