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Living Labs as Engagement Models for Innovation

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Mulvenna, Maurice, Bergvall-Kareborn, B, Wallace, Jonathan, Galbraith, Brendan and Martin, Suzanne (2010) Living Labs as Engagement Models for Innovation. In: Proceedings eChallenges-2010. (Eds: Cunningham, Paul and Cunningham, Miriam), IIMC International Information Management Corporation,, pp. 1-11. ISBN 978-1-905824-20-5 [Book section]

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This position paper describes the evolution of economic and other support for companies in Europe, before defining and describing innovation. The section on innovation describes how innovation has evolved and describes how network- centric, cyclical models of innovation are becoming more ubiquitous. The use of models such as triple-helix explicitly recognises the value of partnerships and the different stakeholders and their roles in facilitating and supporting innovation. But such models do not explicitly recognise the value of users and user-driven innovation. The paper explains the role of living labs as innovation facilitators involving users, describes the difficulties in the business community understanding the value of the living lab concept, and outlines how innovation models can utilise living labs and their users for economic benefit.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Ulster Business School
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
ID Code:17214
Deposited By:Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Deposited On:21 Feb 2011 15:45
Last Modified:25 Oct 2012 15:59

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