Stickydot is a Brussels collective that shapes research and innovation through multi-stakeholder engagement and co-creation
We co-create and implement innovative tools for dialogue, online or in person. These tools are participatory methodologies that bring people of different profiles together to align views, seek consensus and share their input.
With research and innovation in particular, we work to make these processes more responsive to societal needs. We do this by bringing government, industry, researchers and civil society into dialogue around the R&I process.
We work with researchers, civil society and industry partners to open up science to the general public, from science communication to empowering the citizen as scientist.
Through group training workshops, we share our skills and techniques in dialogue, facilitation and science engagement with communities of professionals from a range of sectors.
From desk research to full-scale project evaluation, we work with you to provide insight about the impact of science and society programmes, projects and events.
We are experienced in collaborative science and society projects: from conceiving the initial idea, building a project team and writing successful funding applications to managing large international projects, particularly within an EU framework.
“I really enjoy how diverse my work is. Open innovation is multi-stakeholder but also multicultural, international and multilingual, providing a whole set of challenges to rise to.”
With a background in social science and science journalism, Marzia’s main areas of expertise is developing methodologies that support multi-stakeholder engagement. She is passionate about sustainable and inclusive co-creation processes leading to social innovation and participatory policies.
“When it comes to facilitation, what I love is finding ways to get people talking, making everyone’s voice heard and ensuring people commit to what happens next.”
Michael focuses on facilitation and stakeholder engagement within Stickydot activities. He develops, runs and trains people in participatory formats for dialogue. One particular focus of his work is within health policy, bringing together patients, practitioners, civil society, research and industry to reach consensus on policy issues.
“What makes my job truly wonderful and stimulating is the community of people around me. Public engagement professionals are not only open and forward-thinking but also extremely dedicated to the cause.“
Maria oversees all activities and training programmes at Stickydot. Her main areas of expertise are co-creation and public engagement processes in the context of large European projects. She is passionate about informal science learning and STEAM projects.
“What do I believe in? A universe of alliance and attention, of harmony and happiness is possible to achieve. Let’s build it together! Right now!”
At Stickydot Fabien takes care of the day-to-day management of the company and its projects. Fabien is a professional of many trades: from societal innovation, and advising political parties to the development and management of a business incubator.
“I love how diverse my work is, every day I am faced with new challenges from project management to the development of innovative formats for stakeholder engagement.”
Carmen combines an expertise in co-creation and stakeholder engagement processes with a background in the creative industry sector. Over the past years she has been involved in collaborative European actions oriented at stimulating the use of co-creation methodologies in policy design, multistakeholder dialogue and citizen engagement with science.
“It is inspiring to contribute to a scientific research environment that remains anchored in the realities and interests of a variety of individuals. Collaborating with the public takes your scientific knowledge off the beaten track and challenges you to take a creative approach to your scientific practice. Go ahead: once you try participatory research, you won’t look back!”
At Stickydot, Florence provides support on citizen science and public engagement projects. Florence has been applying participatory approaches in the fields of environment and public health for over five years. She cares deeply about making every step of a scientific research project inclusive, creative and sustainable.