eCHOIng “Recovery of cultural heritage through higher education-driven open innovation” is a European Funded project finding ways for universities to work with small and medium-sized cultural heritage organisations (CHOs) and reach their potential to contribute to the recovery of the cultural and creative sector (CCS) from COVID-19.
The project uses a vast range of related research fields: “Cultural Studies, (Art) History, Memory Studies, Digital Humanities, Cultural Economics, and Software Engineering” for Cultural Heritage higher education (HE) staff and students through hacktivism, digital crowdsourcing, and co-creation, participants learn how to incite, govern, and leverage open innovation interventions.
As a result of these activities and methods, students learn how to make sustainable and economically viable decisions when pursuing open innovation projects to benefit cultural heritage. Economic and social sustainability criteria are mapped and critically assessed by eCHOIng to optimise efficiency.
The project has an open-access publication examining the role of higher education in revitalising European cultural organisations through open innovation.
- Report 1/PR1A7: Synthesis of publication “Practices in the revival of European cultural heritage organisations through university-driven open innovation“: This document aims to present a brief but comprehensive summary of project result 1 of eCHOing.
- Report 2/PR1A5: Practices in the revival of European cultural heritage organisations through university-driven open innovation: The outcome of eCHOing identifying 10 European best practices through desk research, survey delivery, and analysis. It also discusses future considerations in the field, including opportunities for synergies between Higher Education Institutes and Cultural Heritage Organisations.
Hacktivism (for Museums and his collaborations):
Maker culture (spaces), (for HEIs, NGOs and small CHOs collaborations):
Innovation Labs (for small CHOs, and NGOs in collaboration with students from HEIs):
Crowdsourcing platforms (For all APs):
Citizen science (For Libraries, Small Museums):
universities during the pandemic, Heidi Project
Furthermore, the project has presented us with a “Draft methodology to be used for collaborative projects“, Open Innovation Guide and 6 Online Modules :
eCHOing is an invaluable project that seeks to assist universities in engaging with cultural heritage organisations in the following years of COVID-19; collaborations of this nature are necessary for advancement in Cultural Management. Using diverse research fields to teach participants how to inspire, manage, and use open innovation interventions. It features an interactive approach for collaborative projects as well as six online classes. Moreover, the project identified best practices and explored future issues, including synergies between Higher Education Institutes and Cultural Heritage Organisations. Making the project results accessible and replicable!
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