The HUB-IN toolkit provides historic urban areas and HUB-IN city teams, with varied experiences on co-creation and innovation approaches, with a range of practical tools and guides to become a HUB-IN place.
NOTE: This initial version of the toolkit will develop over the project period. To suggest any resource addition or share feedback about these activities and resources, please fill this form or contact the Connected Places Catapult team.
In this discovery stage cities aim to understand the context, history, and narrative of their historic urban area and ecosystem in order to identify effectively the unique local challenges that their HUB-IN place will address. This time provides an opportunity to review engagement with collaborators and local stakeholders, utilising co-creation and open innovation methodologies.
In this stage strategy building and ecosystem engagement accelerates. City teams will co-define a vision for their HUB of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, while starting to consider options for its physical and digital form and location.
City teams will launch, activate, implement and pilot their HUB of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, introducing the community to their HUB and its offer through their place’s brand, further communication efforts and innovation activities, events and more.
A loop of testing ideas, cross-fertilisation, measuring the success, iterating based on learnings and growing and regenerating. Continuing to collaborate and share learnings across the network, this stage will see the hubs go from strength to strength.
The promotion of collaboration and sharing is at the heart of HUB-IN, to upscale and evolve beyond the pilot stage with follower cities across Europe and beyond.