JRC ELISE: Regional and local data-driven innovation through collective intelligence and sandboxing

Chloë Vanden Elsacker

Mar 29, 2022


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What role can sandboxing approaches and methodologies play in building effective local and regional data ecosystems? 

This is the question that OASC, along with a consortium of partners and European cities, has been exploring as part of the JRC ELISE Project “Regional and local data-driven innovation through collective intelligence and sandboxing”.

The project team is now finalizing and synthesizing the results from sandboxing experiments in the cities of Barcelona, Helsinki, Milan and Poznan. To validate our findings we are carrying out a short survey to learn from the experience of other European cities and their stakeholders in using sandboxing to improve data-driven innovation. 

If you, or your colleagues, have had experience with sandboxing methodologies and projects, we invite you to complete our short survey by Tuesday, April 5. 

The survey will only take 10-15min to complete and can be found via this link.

We also invite everyone interested in the role of sandboxing and data ecosystems to join us for two workshops which will present and discuss the results and lessons learned from the survey and project as a whole:

  1. Validation Workshop on Thursday, 28 April, 14:00-16:00 CET where you will have the chance to find out about and validate what we have learned about the key challenges and best practices in implementing sandboxing to develop data ecosystems. Registration is open via this link.
  2. Final Policy Lab on Friday, 20 May, 10:00-12:00 CET which will present key recommendations for cities and the European Commission on the role of sandboxing and agile methodologies to advance data-driven innovation in cities and regions. Registration is open via this link.

For more information about the survey or project, you can reach out to Cornelia Dinca via cornelia@oascities.org