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

GRANTHAM, ANDREW, FLOWERS, STEVE, MATEOS-GARCIA, JUAN, VOSS, GEORGINA and SAPSED, JONATHAN (2008) The new inventors: how users are changing the rules of innovation NESTA, London, UK.


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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:Other form of assessable output
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
ID Code:5098
Deposited By:Converis
Deposited On:20 May 2010
Last Modified:08 Jan 2013 15:59

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