Urban Living and Innovation Labs

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2018-05-25

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De Montfort University

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Working Paper

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No

Abstract

I argue here for the creation of Labs as the optimal space and building block for conducting research and innovation in today’s society. Labs are conducive for cross-disciplinary research and problem solving, for knowledge sharing, and for providing a supportive environment for innovation. They offer a micro ecosystem or one-stop-space for creativity and open innovation.A living lab is a research concept and model, increasingly used in successful cities and research environments. It is premised on the creation of user-centred, practice- based, open-innovation spaces, which integrate research and innovation processes within a public-private-people partnership. Where successful, Labs are examples of disruption in practice; disrupting how we learn, how we do research, and how we solve problems.

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Innovation, Labs, Learning

Citation

Granger, R.C. (2018) Urban Living and Innovation Labs. Creative and Cultural Industries Research Group. Leicester: De Montfort University

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Local Governance Research Centre (LGRC)
Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA)