SISCODE, Co-Design for Society in Innovation and Science, is an EU funded project with the aim to explore the application of co-creation and co-design to bridge the gap between science, society and innovation with an emphasis on policies.

This learning hub has been created for policy makers to support them in gaining a better knowledge of this phenomenon and use such methodologies themselves.

The learning hub contains various relevant thematic areas all equipped with informative videos, lectures, case studies, scientific publications and practical tools.

The contents have been applied and/or developed during SISCODE and tested in the real-life experimentation being part of the project.

Design for Policy Making

An overview on design for policy making – what is it, where is it applied,
where can it be used and which are potential benefits.
Introduction on techniques and pathways to move from theory to practice.

User CentredCulture

How does the mindset and organisational culture influence the way in which things are developed and how is this related to user-centricity? What defines a user-centric approach? How can organisations striving for a new, user-centred culture trigger change?

public sectorinnovationand policy labs

How do innovation- and policy labs in the public sector work, what relation do they have with the public authorities? Are internal labs an advantages or a disadvantage compared to external firms or consultancies? Some cases of excellence are analysed in detail focussing on their approach, relation to industry, policies and users and methodologies.


The different aspects of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) are analyzed in depth together with their connection to co-creation and how it can support operationalizing RRI in practice.

prototypingfor policies

Being largely intangible, prototyping policies is a challenging task and requires some previous knowledge and techniques, but it is essential to test new solutions before their implementation. The area is dedicated to the prototyping of intangible services and systems and, specifically, policies.

Service Design for Policy Implementation

The relatively new discipline of service design withholds a lot of potential for policy design dealing both with highly complex and intangible systems and solutions. Service design knowledge and techniques are analysed with the goal to exploit them for designing new policies.

Toolkit for Policy Workshops

In this section a complete toolkit for the conduction of policy workshops is provided – for each tool there are instructions and practical tips on how to use the tools itself, in which phase of the process/workshop they can be applied and which benefits are to be expected.