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catalyst project





Research Interests

Interdisciplinary: Social Science Management Technology

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  • Paul Coulton

    Paul Coulton ImaginationLancaster

  • Gerasimos Balis

    Gerasimos Balis

  • Gerd Kortuem

    Gerd Kortuem Open University

  • Mandy Naylor

    Mandy Naylor

  • Erinma Ochu

    Erinma Ochu University of Manchester

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Catalyst is a research project based at Lancaster University bringing together community groups to work in partnership with academics from social science, computing, design and management science to carry out transformative research on the theme of citizen-led social innovation.

Catalyst has two primary research questions:

(1) Understanding behaviour: what stimulates people to participate in civic actions and why?

(2) Tools for change: what next-generation digital technologies best support how people want to innovate in a civic action setting?