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DESIGNSCAPES: an open CALL to Design Enabled Innovation (Grazia Concilio, Francesco Molinari, Talita Medina) #CPIT2
DESIGNSCAPES: an open CALL to Design Enabled Innovation (Grazia Concilio, Francesco Molinari, Talita Medina) #CPIT2
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DESIGNSCAPES (Building Capacity for Design-enabled Innovation in Urban Environments) is a H2020 European project approved under the topic CO-CREATION-02-2016- User-driven innovation: value creation through design-enabled innovation (

The overarching aim of the project is to exploit the generative potential of urban environments in the highest possible number of European Cities to encourage the uptake and further enhancement and up scaling of Design-enabled Innovations by existing enterprises, start-up companies, public authorities and agencies, and other urban stakeholders. 

The DESIGNSCAPES open call will give financial support to flagship and innovation generating initiatives, as well as a huge capacity building effort targeting multiple stakeholder groups (citizens, researchers, practitioners, innovators and policy makers). The Open Call has the goal of identifying and supporting a number of pilots, involving public and/or private sector organizations, as well as individual researchers and/or practitioners, to highlight the opportunities and challenges for Design enabled innovation in urban environments. 


Grazia Concilio - Associate professor in Urban Planning and Design

She is an engineer and an associate professor in Urban Planning and Design; PhD in “Economic evaluation for Sustainability” from the University of Naples Federico II. She carried out research activity at the RWTH in Aachen, Germany (1995), at IIASA in Laxenburg, Austria (1998) and at the Concordia University of Montreal, Canada, (2002); she is reviewer for many international journals and member (in charge of LL new applications) of ENoLL (European Network of open Living Lab). She has been responsible for POLIMI of the Periphèria, MyNeighborhood|MyCity projects under the 7th FP ; she is currently responsible for Politecnico di Milano of the Open4Citiziens ( and DESIGNSCAPES ( projects. She is author of several scientific articles and chapters related to innovation for urban planning and development.

Francesco Molinari - Independent Researcher and Policy Advisor

Francesco Molinari is an international researcher and policy advisor with a 15-years working experience in R&D and innovation projects and programmes at European, national and regional levels – notably on such topics as eParticipation, eGovernment and Smart Cities. Formerly he has been engaged for about 12 years in territorial marketing and the delivery of financial services to SMEs – including support to EU grants access for their green and brown field investments. For 5 years he has served in a top managerial position at a middle-sized Municipality in Italy. He holds a track record of successful collaborations with local/regional authorities and ministries on such topics as Pre-Commercial Public Procurement, Living Labs and Smart Specialisation.

Talita Medina -

Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana (PUC-PR), Brazil. Studied on a master program at Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) at Barcelona. Worked as a adjunctprofessor at the Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) on themes related to urban and landscape design. In the professional field she collaborated with relevant Architecture Studios for several works on masterplans scale in France, Spain and Italy and also executive projects of public open spaces and low mobility networks.




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