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Living Labs are Innovation Catalysts

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Mulvenna, Maurice, Bergvall-Kareborn, B, Galbraith, Brendan, Wallace, Jonathan and Martin, Suzanne (2010) Living Labs are Innovation Catalysts. In: Innovation through Knowledge Transfer 2010. (Eds: Howlett, R.J.), Springer, pp. 253-264. ISBN 978-3-642-20507-1 [Book section]

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20508-8


Living labs are increasingly facilitating new ways to stimulate innovation. They offer the possibility to catalyse how innovation can be carried out, focusing on user communities supported by information technology. However, living labs are poorly understood by the business community, in particular by small to medium companies who arguably have the potential to benefit most from accessing the services provided by living labs. This position paper sets out the context for the rising popularity of living labs, explaining how public-private- academic partnerships offer new ways or carrying out innovation activities that are increasingly user-orientated. The paper also discusses the issues and opportunities arising from this new approach.

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:22316
Deposited By:Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Deposited On:12 Jun 2012 09:51
Last Modified:25 Oct 2012 15:58

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