U_CODE performance impresses EU reviewers (Horizon 2020)

08 March 2017 by Communication

The Horizon 2020 project U_CODE (Urban Collective Design Environment) has been positively assessed by the EU reviewers during the first review meeting on 3 March at the faculty of IDE. From IDE, Katrina Heijne and Han van der Meer are participating in the project.

U_CODE aims to create an environment for urban co-design. Seizing the opportunity offered by emerging technologies to produce new forms of content and user engagement, U_CODE will design and develop a new kind of participatory platform that enables urban designers, architects, and developers to co-design and communicate their projects with the larger public. U_CODE will enable professional creatives to utilise the public´s creativity, to follow public opinions and sentiments, and to derive design intelligence from them. The design and decision making process will be informed and transformed by impulses of ‘citizen experts’ as a driving force.

Review project U-CODE 3 March

U_CODE is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and is related to the topic ‘ICT-19-2015: Technologies for creative industries, social media and convergence’ as it devises a new digital collaboration and communication platform for the creative industry.

During the project period – from February 2016 until July 2019 – two reviewers from the European Commission will formally evaluate the progress of U_CODE on a regular base. During the first review meeting, the reviewers were very constructive in their comments and feedback. Apart from some technical details, the general feedback was highly positive, especially regarding the project management. The official review report from the EU will be shared later with the consortium.

The Product Innovation Management department of the faculty of IDE is partner in the project to provide expertise on co-creation and creative facilitation. U_CODE is coordinated by Prof. Jörg R. Noennig from the Technical University of Dresden Laboratory of Knowledge Architecture.

  • Click here for the personal profile of Katrina Heijne
  • For more information on Horizon 2020, please contact Jeroen van der Aa (Valorisation team IDE)
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