The FP7 project CORPUS – Enhancing Connectivity Between Research and Policymaking in Sustainable Consumption aimed to develop novel approaches to knowledge brokering (KB) between policy-making and research. The project was funded under the FP7 Environment programme and ran from 2010 – 2013. It fostered evidence-based policy-making at the example of sustainable consumption by applying and testing a combination of online and offline KB methods. It aimed to stimulate community-building across the involved researchers and policy-makers to arrive at a self-sustaining process of knowledge management in sustainable consumption policies. While CORPUS did not focus on nanotechnologies, the approaches to knowledge brokering may be relevant for the various dialogue activities foreseen in the NanoDiode project.
The CORPUS Web Platform provides a space for incubating and nurturing knowledge to be shared among researchers and policy-makers through the private domain, and scientific results to be disseminated in the public domain, and a transparent, effective interaction (dialogue) between scientists and policy-makers. Interaction Exercises in three priority areas of sustainable consumption (food, mobility, housing) explored novel modalities of knowledge brokerage through different forms of face-to-face dialogues.
Visit the CORPUS website (external link, last accessed 29 March 2014).