Engaged Research for Innovation

Workshop implemented during a VMP

Virtual Place


Start: 10.11.2022
End: 10.11.2022


Engaged research offers an interdisciplinary approach and method for the systematic production of knowledge not only for society, but also with and within society. It offers an approach that combines excellence with relevance and an innovative way of understanding current societal challenges through engagement with the social actors and communities directly involved in those challenges.

In the first part of the workshop, Roberto San Salvador del Valle (Professor and Director of the Deusto Cities Lab Chair) and Diego López de Ipiña (Professor and Principal Researcher of the MORElab/DEUSTEK group) will present two cases of the application of this methodology in different areas of knowledge.

Through the presentation of the Kaia method of research-action-learning by Roberto, the aim will be to highlight the application of Engaged Research as a tool capable of promoting the development of urban laboratories of transformative innovation.

And through the presentation of the Interlink project, Diego will tackle the challenge “realizing human-centric innovation around public services”, i.e. how to give place to novel public services truly addressing the needs and demands of citizens to facilitate their interactions with public administrations.

During the second part of the workshop, we will develop an interactive activity. Using the Joamboard tool, where we will reflect on different aspects of the Engaged Research.

Activity embedded in the UNIC CityLab - Online Event: From data collector to co-researcher - how to successfully collaborate with society held 10th of November 2022, 10:00 - 12:00 (CET).

Total participants: 13

Total students: 2

Total Staff members: 10

Total representatives of societal stakeholders: 1

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