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Innovation network/platform

Example of an innovation network with various stakeholders from different areas (Bildquelle: https://www.innolytics.de/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2019/05/Innovationsnetzwerk_.jpg, retrieved on 23.12.2019)

Role: Grouping of several participants in order to achieve certain goals through cooperation. Innovation networks/platforms are alliances of different companies, private individuals, foundations, associations, institutions or even cities that benefit from each other through the exchange of experience, information and competence.

Advantages:

Disadvantages: The more stakeholders in the innovation network want to represent their interests, the more difficult it becomes to reach joint decisions.

Examples: Smart City Hub Switzerland, SmartCity Alliance, CityZen