DSI4EU is a project delivered by:
Nesta is the UK's innovation foundation. We help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. We do this by providing investments and grants and mobilising research, networks and skills. We are an independent charity and our work is enabled by an endowment from the National Lottery. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833.
Waag Society — the institute for art, science and technology — is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 22 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation. Waag Society explores emerging technologies, and provides art and culture with a central role in the designing of new applications for novel advances in science and technology. The organisation concerns itself not only with technologies related to the Internet, but also with those related to biotechnology and the cognitive sciences.
The Laboratory of Visual Culture (LCV) is the design research unit of SUPSI, the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. The laboratory applies interactive design methods and a human-centred design perspective to develop research projects focusing on people's experiences mediated by the internet and digital technologies. LCV researches and develops educational models that explore the convergence of technology and design via prototyping and that promote the integration of bottom-up innovation models and community-driven approaches in design research and education. LCV leads social innovation projects related to environmental sustainability and energy consumption, and international programs on interaction design, physical computing, open design, DIY electronics, digital fabrication, data visualisation, interactive cinema and computational design.
DSI4EU is one of a number Collective Awareness Platforms (CAPS) initiatives aimed at supporting Digital Social Innovation in Europe and collaborates with the CHIC and CAPSSI initiatives on developing this agenda.
CAPSSI is an initiative which aims to design and pilot online platforms creating awareness of sustainability problems and offering collaborative solutions based on innovative networks of people, ideas, services and technologies enabling new forms of social innovation. CAPSSI supports environment-aware efforts, grassroots processes and practices to share knowledge, achieve changes in lifestyle, production and consumption patterns, and set up more participatory democratic processes on a pan-European scale.
ChiC - The coordination and support action ChiC (Coordinating high impact for CAPS) is a small but powerful and experienced consortium which aims to empower the community of CAPSSI projects and promote their outcomes and results.