Local Participatory Innovation Practices

UNDERSTANDING LOCAL MEDIA ACTORS’ PARTICIPATORY INNOVATION PRACTICES

General purpose of this EU-project is to understand local media actors’ participatory innovation practices. Of specific importance is: What kind of interests in and motives for co-production activities exist and why and how is that relevant for Living Lab-projects.

Contact: Pernilla Severson, Malmö University

Keywords: Local innovation infrastructure; Daily work practices; Challenges; Practices for dealing with challenges; Collaborative strategies and practices

Permanent project URL: http://www.mah.se/Forskning/Sok-pagaende-forskning/MMSS1-Research-and-Development/

Project description

Understanding Local Media Actors Participatory Innovation Practices is a research project dealing with issues of co-production, i.e. where academia and the private sector makes a joint effort to explore new social and technological frontiers. The project runs from August 2009 to December 2011.

Project purpose
The general purpose of the project is to understand local media actors participatory innovation practices. Of specific importance is: what kind of interests in and motives for co-production activities exist and why and how is that relevant for Living Lab-projects?

One part of the project is about concept exploration. How is it possible to understand the meaning of participatory innovation practices? Another part of the project is to deal with direction-finding activities. What kind of participatory innovation activities are desirable and what is needed for these activities to take place?

This means studying following aspects:

– Local innovation infrastructure
– Daily work practices
– Challenges
– Practices for dealing with challenges
– Collaborative strategies and practices

The method is case based and comparative. To understand participatory innovation practices, several empirical cases are studied. The main part of the project is an interview study of media companies, which will be carried out during 2010.

This project is carried out within the MMSS1 framework. Project leader for MMSS1 is Karin Johansson-Mex (from May 2011) and Pernilla Severson is responsible for this part of the project.

Links: You can follow the progress of this project through Pernilla Severson’s project blog at From Hierarchies to Heterarchies.