About us.

The Design Entrepreneurship Institute is a non-profit think tank, working at European level thanks to an extended network of collaborators. DEN main areas of activities are: support to participatory innovation practices, socio-economic impact assessment of research and innovation initiatives; research on societal impacts of climate change mitigation, (Digital) Social Innovation, inclusion and non-discrimination, strategic consultancy on innovation of processes, use of ICT technologies and software technology transfer. In addition it also offers project and programme management as well as project communication and dissemination. In its research activities, DEN adopts an interdisciplinary approach that combines and develops both quantitative and qualitative methodologies, following – when possible – the action-research principles.

The Team.

DEN partners have a long experience in policy dialogues, co-design practices, grassroots approaches to sustainable innovation (including citizen science) and socio-economic impact assessment, having developed and successfully tested methodologies and impact assessment toolkits for more than 10 Horizon 2020 projects. DEN partners have also been in charge of dissemination and communication activities for several Research and Innovation projects and Innovation Actions, developing communication strategies adapted to specific target groups and using on-line and off-line tools, applying user experience and interaction design. Networking, stakeholders engagement and participatory events and facilitation are another key competence.

 

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