We are at the heart of a European community

Stickydot is a Brussels based company with expertise on multi-stakeholder engagement in research and innovation. We are committed to pushing public engagement in science further, ensuring that all voices are included when it comes to co-creating R&I in a way that addresses the big societal challenges of our times. We believe firmly in playful, participatory methods to get us there, and we have the experience and skills to make it happen: co-creating processes, facilitating dialogue and training professionals.

About Stickydot

We offer

Dialogue and Facilitation

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.

CO-CREATING INNOVATION PROCESSES

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.

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT

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.

TRAINING

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.

RESEARCH AND EVALUATION

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.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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.

Join our team

Stickydot Internship programme

We are always looking for Masters level students/recent graduates for a 6-months internship to support Stickydot in its research, project management and communication tasks.

We accept spontaneous applications throughout the year. For more information and details on how to apply read the job description

Our values

WORKING TOGETHER

Against populism and fragmentation, we want to reinforce the value of cooperation across national and cultural borders.

OPENNESS

Democratic science, research and innovation need to be grounded in and responsive to the needs of the public.

SCIENCE

Objectivity, scientific evidence and fact-checking are crucial as the basis of our discussions.

SOCIETAL RESPONSIBILITY

Democratic science, research and innovation need to be grounded in and responsive to the needs of the public.

Inclusion

Participation requires a diverse range of voices to be heard. We ensure that those voices are welcome and fully included in the process

Who we work with

Marzia Mazzonetto - Stickydot

Marzia Mazzonetto

Co-founder & CEO

“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.

Michael Creek - Stickydot

Michael Creek

Co-founder & Lead Facilitator

“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.

Maria Zolotonosa - Stickydot

Maria Zolotonosa

Co-founder & Head of Projects

“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.

Alexandre Torres

Junior Project Manager

“I want to help build bridges between science and society. In fact, forget the bridges. Why not make it all one space?”

At Stickydot, Alex works in citizen science and public engagement projects. He is a trained biologist and science communicator who is passionate about creating spaces and processes for dialogue.

Florence Gignac

PROJECT ASSISTANT

“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.