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CITIES2030 Yleinen

Extended Innovation Pattern (EIP)

We, in the CITIES2030 project, have a hypothesis: 12+ pilots carry out an Extended Innovation Pattern (EIP) to deliver innovations to capitalize, best practices to share, and improvements to enhance processes. The innovation environment is built upon a multi-actor approach and open innovation. CITIES2030 project contributes to the transformation of Urban Food Systems. 

The platform to generate innovations, novel practices, and process innovations is Living Lab. Each of the 12 cities i.e. 12 pilots establishes a Living Lab that engages and activates regional and local multiple stakeholders to assess, study, develop and innovate new attributes on CITY REGION FOOD SYSTEM (CRFS). The aim is to foster the Urban Food System transition towards 2030.

Eventually, by the end of the project, CITIES2030 has engaged 50 cities all over Europe. These multiplier’ cities follow and learn from the pilot cities’ achievements, and initiate their own transition pathways towards 2030.

The description of the implementation of Extended Innovation Pattern is in the technical report D5.2 CRFS Living Lab facilitators, and guidelines for development and innovations.

Transition needs system innovations among other things, hence we delivered a technical report at WP3 – D3.3 Systems Thinking Methodology.


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Blue Wings Composting CITIES2030 PoliRural

Blue Wings Composting – Toukkakompostori – again

Blue Wings Composting – Toukkakompostori – has won 16.4.2021 the national Finnish STEM – StarT competition, together with 9 other projects. See the results.

Thanks to all participants and stakeholders, particularly Länsiharju primary school’s 4th class and their teacher. In the below picture the class and teacher forward the well-fed and fat larvae back to nature at Vesijärvi-lake for fish food. Thanks greatly also to the CEO of Blue Wings Composting, Saverio Danubio from Italy.

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CITIES2030 PoliRural Yleinen

PoliRural meets CITIES2030

H2020 PoliRural project develops an innovative text mining application called SemEx – Semantic Explorer. SemEx pilot is addressed to analyse unstructured data which is related to rural development and rural attractiveness.

CITIES2030 implements System Thinking on City/Region Food System transformation.

CITIES2030 conducts a “literature review” on System Thinking, but not in a traditional manner, but using a text mining application which is developed at PoliRural project.

One example of the SemEx visualizations

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CITIES2030 PoliRural Yleinen

Rural Systemic Transformation

PoliRural aims to model rural attractiveness system e.g. responses, factors, loops and weights. See below one well known situation of Häme (FI) based on the data from the years 2009-2019. What kind of policy measures are needed to change the trend?


Sources:
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00220388.2020.1808199
https://www.wur.nl/en/show/Rural-transformation-through-food-system-development.htm
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221191242030095X
https://www.ifad.org/en/web/operations/project/id/2000002242
https://www.devex.com/news/how-to-put-farmers-in-control-of-food-systems-transformation-96285