Valorising research through citizens’ engagement

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.

Document type
  • Practical Advice/Guide


Publication Year


European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
Geographical focus
  • General/no specific focus
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on April 25, 2023
Modified on April 25, 2023