The Collective Intelligence Unit is founded on external funding from both public and private institutions and funding bodies, and is one of the pioneering research centers in Europe in the emergent science of collective intelligence. The unit has grown steadily since its establishment in 2016 due to increasing interest and support from both the private and public sectors.
CIU’s research agenda is to theoretically and empirically study the collective intelligence of multinationals, public organizations, citizens and societies, and its impact on advanced policy- and decision-making. The unit also studies the relationship between collective intelligence and financial performance, regional GDP and national GDP. The studies integrate different software aggregation mechanisms to explore collective intelligence while combining collective intelligence with Big Data and AI/swarm intelligence.
On October 29th, 2019 the CIU held a round-table meeting with Geoff Mulgan, the Chief Executive of the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA, UK), exploring the opportunities of future research cooperation between NESTA, CIU and Department of International Economics, Government and Business, CBS. The meeting with Geoff Mulgan was attended by Carina Antonia Hallin, Manuele Citi, Edward Ashbee, Billy Adamsen, Lizaveta Dubinka-Hushcha and Naima Lipka.
On October 9-11, 2019 Lizaveta Dubinka-Hushcha attended the annual Athens Democracy Forum, organised in association with the New York Times and bringing together over 400 international delegates from more than 30 countries. Collective Intelligence was chosen as a topic of this year’s opening provocation, lead by Lex Paulson from the School of Collective Intelligence in Morocco.
Lizaveta Dubinka-Hushcha represented CIU at NESTA Innovation Government Summit in London discussing the role of collective intelligence and artificial intelligence in re-engaging the public with democracy and creating flourishing local economies.