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The new inventors: how users are changing the rules of innovation

By Steve Flowers, Juan Mateos-Garcia, Jonathan Sapsed, Paul Nightingale, Andrew Grantham and Georgina Voss

Abstract

User-led innovation - where users play an active part in the development of new or improved products and services - is exploding: proliferating digital technologies mean that we're all potential innovators now. New firms based on user-led innovation are being sold for hundreds of millions of dollars only a few years after being founded. Policymakers have remain somewhat sceptical about the importance of user-led innovation. But if the UK is to harness this new wave of invention and creativity, it needs to develop world-leading policy in support of user-led innovation. This means being more aware of the impact of new legislation on user-led innovation, and establishing a forum to ensure that policy makers hear directly from these new inventors

Topics: N215 Change and Innovation, P310 Media Production
Publisher: NESTA
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.brighton.ac.uk:5098

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