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

Flowers, Steve, Mateos-Garcia, Juan, Sapsed, Jonathan, Nightingale, Paul, Grantham, Andrew and Voss, Georgina (2008) The new inventors: how users are changing the rules of innovation [Report (for external body)]

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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.

Item Type: Report (for external body)
Additional Information: © 2008 NESTA
Uncontrolled Keywords: User innovation; User communities; Creative industries; Video and computer games; Music industry; Social networking; Music software; Innovation; CENTRIM
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N200 Management studies > N210 Management techniques > N215 Change and Innovation
P000 Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies > P310 Media Production
Faculties: Brighton Business School > Centre for Research in Innovation Management
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 20 May 2010
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2015 15:40

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