How User Community Sponsorship Can Impact the Creation, Adoption and Dissemination of Innovation
Kevin R. Caskey, Jens Schumacher

Innovation often comes from users themselves. Efforts to involve end-users can be driven by the companies hoping to market innovations or by communities. We examine the economic factors relating to corporate driven test-beds and community-established laboratories. While innovation may be the main motivator in operating a test-bed, spreading knowledge and stimulating the use of new solutions is also valued. Our experience with the latter will be drawn from several Living Labs within Europe.

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