Modes of innovation and responsibility within regional innovation systems: Reflections from the Twente region

Paul Stephen Benneworth, Verena Schulze Greiving-Stimberg, Kornelia Elke Konrad

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Abstract

Increasing public investments in distributed platform infrastructures have created new opportunities for economic growth and social welfare but at the same time have been associated with growing societal distrust in the power of science to solve societal problems. The concept of Responsible Research & Innovation has been advanced as providing mechanisms to recouple science and society to ensure that research and innovation continues to uphold its duties to society. In this paper, we explore the extent to which it is possible to identify repertoires of responsible innovation behaviour within extant research and innovation networks. We distinguish between two kinds of regional innovation network, those based on science and technology innovation, and those based on doing, using, inventing innovation in the eHealth sector where there are substantive societal concerns regarding responsibility and innovation. We contend that it appears that the coupling of patients to innovation networks through their prior association with innovators (e.g. as patients) affects the scope for responsibility. We therefore contend that more attention is required for understanding the dynamics of citizen-innovator coupling in regional innovation networks if responsibility is to become a more common property of these systems.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherCenter for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS)
Number of pages26
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Publication statusPublished - 2018

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NameCHEPS working paper
No.08
Volume2018
ISSN (Electronic)2589-9716

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Regional innovation systems
Innovation
Responsibility
Innovation networks
Regional innovation
Innovators
Public investment
Common property
Research networks
Distrust
Economic growth
Social welfare
Technology innovation
E-health

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Benneworth, P. S., Schulze Greiving-Stimberg, V., & Konrad, K. E. (2018). Modes of innovation and responsibility within regional innovation systems: Reflections from the Twente region. (CHEPS working paper; Vol. 2018, No. 08). Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS). https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2589-9716.2018.08
Benneworth, Paul Stephen ; Schulze Greiving-Stimberg, Verena ; Konrad, Kornelia Elke. / Modes of innovation and responsibility within regional innovation systems : Reflections from the Twente region. Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), 2018. (CHEPS working paper; 08).
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Modes of innovation and responsibility within regional innovation systems : Reflections from the Twente region. / Benneworth, Paul Stephen; Schulze Greiving-Stimberg, Verena; Konrad, Kornelia Elke.

Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), 2018. (CHEPS working paper; Vol. 2018, No. 08).

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Benneworth PS, Schulze Greiving-Stimberg V, Konrad KE. Modes of innovation and responsibility within regional innovation systems: Reflections from the Twente region. Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS). 2018. (CHEPS working paper; 08). https://doi.org/10.3990/4.2589-9716.2018.08