Research & Innovation

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFORMATION DESIGNERS

We enrich projects with attractive elements of innovation and expertise in the areas of social sciences and humanities (SSH) to improve the evaluation and solution of complex problems, introducing quantitative factors into co-design activities that foster rigour and transparency of processes and outcomes.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFORMATION DESIGNERS

WE MAKE KNOWLEDGE USABLE

Our research areas cover a few cutting-edge topics that we put at the service of structured research and innovation projects (e.g. in Europe) but which we also share with our more innovative customers.

We focus on solutions that favour rigour and transparency of processes and outcomes, producing evidence and favouring repeatability/reusability of what is done, also by strengthening our partners’ methodologies and approaches.

  • Exploratory modelling & Analysis
  • We use exploratory modelling and analysis to navigate through complex scenarios, allowing for the examination of a wide range of possible futures. This approach helps in understanding how different variables can impact outcomes, enabling decision-makers to identify robust strategies under deep uncertainty.
  • Science-Policy Bridging¬†
  • We bridge the gap between scientific research and policy-making, ensuring that evidence-based insights are effectively translated into actionable policies. By fostering communication and understanding between technicians and policymakers, we aim to improve the incorporation of scientific knowledge into decision-making processes.
  • Consensus under uncertainity¬†
  • We place the focus on achieving consensus among stakeholders in situations characterized by uncertainty. Our methodologies allow us to bring together the different views of stakeholders in a rigorous manner, ensuring that solutions mirror the collective interest.
  • Representation & policy making
  • We support the development of orientations and strategies on socially and politically relevant issues, based on an understanding of competing interests, drivers, risks, and the multi-sided and multi-scale effect of decisions.
    We support the identification of key agents in terms of knowledge, influence and social power in order to understand cross-domain, cross-scale and cross-level interactions by fostering dialogue and participation when strategically intervening in the policy cycle. Multidisciplinary participation in scenario development helps to include diverse views and ensure the robustness of choices by considering other elusive but potentially critical vantage points.
    We are part of the Policy and Institutions Observatory of the University of Pisa (http://opi.sp.unipi.it/) namely the laboratory on Political Representation and Policy Issues, which hosts research projects committed to the study of the policymaking process in environmental policy and sustainable development.

Our experience makes us a reliable partner both in terms of contributing content to projects and in terms of operational management.
Among the most recent research projects in Europe (Horizon EU):