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Newsletter n°4:
Back to Back with the Communities

Community Testbeds

The Open Call winning communities are now successfully testing the CATALYST tools. The Consortium recently met in Rome to discuss the progress of each testbed and share the feedbacks gathered so far to improve the tools’ user experience.
Assembl is being tested by Ashoka, Edgeryders, OuiShare, the OECD and Loomio.
Edgesense is being tested by Edgeryders.
LiteMap is being tested by Loomio, OuiShare and Autoconsulta Ciudadana.
The CI Dashboard is being tested by the University of Naples
DebateHub is being tested by the University of Naples and Autoconsulta Ciudadana.
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CATALYST will hold its final event within the CAPS2015 OFF programme (July 7-8, La Tricoterie, Brussels). The whole consortium will be there to present the project’s final results. We will share lessons learned from the interaction with communities, discuss our vision on collective intelligence and deliver interactive demos and presentations of the tools. Free registrations are now opened and available on CAPS2015 website.


Masters of Networks 3: Designing the future of online debate, hosted by Wikitalia, was held in Rome (March 10-11). The CATALYST team and external data scientists, developers and community managers got together to visualize and analyze the networks of several online communities.
CATALYST was represented at Net Futures 2015 (March 25-26, Brussels). The project was presented during the CAPS consultation meeting and on the exhibition booth, where it received the official visit of the Future Internet Forum delegates.


The activities performed within CATALYST provide technical partners with inputs to contribute to research on Collective Intelligence. The latest issue of the Journal of Social Media for Organizations (JSMO) is the best prove as Anna De Liddo (Open University) and Mark Klein (University of Zurich) contributed to first class publications respectively entitled “Large-Scale Ideation & Deliberation: Tools and Studies in Organizations” and “A Roadmap for Open Innovation Systems”.

Read CATALYST articles

  • Mark Klein's article on a roadmap for open innovation systems.
  • Anna de Liddo's article on large-scale idealation & deliberation: Tools and studies in organisation
Lee-Sean Huang from Purpose regularly brings CATALYST on stage at different conferences and workshops all around the world. The latest ones include Impacto 2014 held in December 2014 in Sao Paulo, the workshop on Transformative Storytelling in March 2015 in Mexico City and the coming FORWARD/STORY workshop in May 2015 in Costa Rica.

Lee-Sean's works

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement n°6611188