The key research questions for this project are:
- What is the role of technology in grassroots, community-driven social innovation?
- What is the vision of next-generation technologies, designed explicitly with citizen-led innovation in mind?
- How can citizen innovations be scaled up and diffused across communities?
- How to reflect on the process of multidisciplinary practice itself?
These questions will be addressed through a series of research sprint projects lasting for approximately 6 months proposed by cross-disiplinary teams of researchers from across Lancaster University. In addition to these projects, there will be a series of shorter community-led projects.