Welcome to iKEN – a global co-creation and ideas platform that harnesses the power of connection to innovate new solutions for cities to improve lives and build fairer, inclusive societies.

The iKEN platform is a spin-out programme from the European Commission’s annual European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) competition which rewards cities who have built the most inclusive and dynamic innovation ecosystems, for the benefit of citizens and businesses.

iKEN connects Europe’s leading cities of innovation (all winners or shortlisted cities in the European Capital of Innovation competition) to researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and investors world-wide to develop fresh ideas, share best practice and unlock the power of co-creation to transform innovation policy and practice around the world.

The platform will support the iCapital core principles of experimenting with new approaches to address key challenges, expanding a city’s innovation performance and capacity, and engaging and empowering citizens to co-create cities of the future.

The iKEN platform is administered by Glasgow City of Science and Innovation and Glasgow City Council, and supported by the European Commission (EC), Scotland Europa and the shortlisted cities and title-holders of the EC’s European Capital of Innovation competition.