The COLDIGIT project aims to combine and integrate knowledge-based, digital innovation efforts with research on the related effects and impact on society and end-users. The project operates under five interrelated themes described below:

  1. Inventory of digital Collective Intelligence (CI) tools supporting co-creation

    1. Develop instructions for identifying digital CI tools in Scandinavia and internationally, then classify, describe and archive associated information.
    2. Systematically describe the selected digital CI tools. We expect the task to describe 150-200 digital CI tools over the course of the project.
    3. Construct an information repository that will be used to store, update and provide an open-access database of digital CI tools.

  2. Conceptual modelling
    1. A CI literature review based on a systematic analysis of academic journal databases and the synthesis of the results.
    2. A contextual analysis covering a case study comparing CI cases of three municipalities involved in the study: Gothenburg, Helsinki and Trondheim, and possibly other municipalities. In the case study, we describe the essential elements in the CI ecosystems and examine the most notable differences between the cases. 
    3. Synthesize the results of previous tasks, in order to create a working model of the ecosystem of digital CI tools.

  3. Analysis of obstacles and enabling factors
    1. A scoping literature review and initial design of a framework for the analysis of obstacles and enabling factors. The scoping review takes into consideration both grey and academic literature on CI tools from different fields.
    2. A systematic study of the CI tools identified in themes 1. We survey a subset of CI tool creators and public sector users, allowing us to evaluate early assumptions on challenges and enabling factors of tools.
    3. Indepth case studies through site visits and interviews, exploring motivations for the use of CI tools, challenges and the enabling factors.

  4. Piloting
    1. Develop and test innovative tools and spaces for CI, in which the public sector can collaborate with private and third sector organizations, as well as with other civil society actors, to mobilize CI and address societal challenges.
    2. Run pilot projects in Helsinki, Gothenburg and Trondheim. See the Pilots page.

  5. Final studies and policy advice
    1. Provide a synthesis report of the key findings of the results.
    2. Organize a policy seminar involving academics, policymakers, technology developers and other interested stakeholders, to develop recommendations supporting a dynamic and responsible digital transformation in the Nordic context.
    3. Generate and publish a set of policy recommendations based on the findings.