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When thousands of citizens innovate: how policy-makers can contribute

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When thousands of citizens innovate: how policy-makers can contribute

Valderrama, Alena ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4391-1376, Brastaviceanu, Tiberius and Balli, Fabio ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4769-5810 (2020) When thousands of citizens innovate: how policy-makers can contribute. Featured Editorial Series 2020, 1(3) .

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is a great challenge to our global society, exposing our limitations as well as new ways to generate adequate responses to global crises. Communities and individuals have spontaneously organized to deal with this crisis. Thousands of skillful individuals have engaged in the development of mechanical ventilators and masks, SARS-CoV-2 test kits, mobile applications for contact tracking and for coordinating mutual help and care, to name just a few. [...]

we advise that the Canadian Government recognize this movement. This would lead to a second step of creating a normative system to regulate this new sector and to legitimize it [...].
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Featured Editorial Series "Response to COVID-19 Pandemic and its Impacts" by the Canadian Science Policy Center. All editorials at https://sciencepolicy.ca/response-covid-19

Divisions:Concordia University > Research Units > Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Valderrama, Alena and Brastaviceanu, Tiberius and Balli, Fabio
Journal or Publication:Featured Editorial Series 2020
Date:1 June 2020
Keywords:crowdsourcing, open innovation, COVID19 pandemic, hackathons, maker communities, open-source protective equipment, policy-making, open collaboration, Canada, fourth sector
ID Code:987080
Deposited By: Fabio Balli
Deposited On:14 Aug 2020 14:54
Last Modified:14 Aug 2020 14:54
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