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)]
Official URL: http://www.nesta.org.uk/the-new-inventors-how-user...
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.
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