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Table 2 The co-creation workshop conducted with citizens and stakeholder groups produced (a) alternative futures scenarios, (b) personalized narratives within each scenario, and (c) secondary artefacts that emerged from (a) and (b)

From: Participatory foresight and reflexive innovation: setting policy goals and developing strategies in a bottom-up, mission-oriented, sustainable way

BioKompass products co-created by experts and citizens with perspectives not covered by expert-based foresight studies
Four scenarios, co-developed with citizens:
Scenario 1—Rising high with high-tech bioeconomy
Scenario 2—Bioeconomy through ecologically conscious lifestyle
Scenario 3—The European bioeconomy bubble
Scenario 4—“Sustainable bioeconomy—Made in Germany”
Eight narrative driven personas, co-developed with citizens to examine daily life in each scenario:
Scenario 1—Future story of Beate: Hightech savvy, environmentally conscious and self-sufficient; future story of Barbara: freelance online teacher and forest lover
Scenario 2—Future story of Oda: Environmentally conscious and thrifty by conviction; Future story of Oskar: Successful organic farmer
Scenario 3—Future story of Lili: Engaged in Sharing and Do-it-yourself; Future Story of Luis: vegetables in the backyard or in-vitro-meat?
Scenario 4—Future story of Taira: Living in a self-providing alternative community; Future Story of Tina: organic agriculture - complex and with autonomous machines
Artefacts for information and communication about the future challenges:
Exhibits co-designed with students from each scenario and presented in the interactive exhibition in the natural history museum; Student-developed, future-oriented “serious game” as medium for interactive outreach and awareness raising; Information boards developed by students for the museum and science festivals