The Links Between Smart Specialisation Strategy, the Quintuple Helix Model and Living Labs

  • Vincenzo ProvenzanoEmail author
  • Massimo Arnone
  • Maria Rosaria Seminara
Conference paper
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This paper analyzes how the Living Labs can be designed as tools for a more effective implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) within the Quintuple Helix Model. Above all, the Quintuple Helix espouses the formation of a constructive situation encompassing ecology, knowledge and innovation, and creating extensive synergy between economy, society, and democracy. In this paper, we shall be focusing on the Quintuple Helix and Living Labs geared towards creating a shared arena in which services, processes and new ways of working via technology can be developed and tested with user representatives and researchers. Since the Living Lab is a rather new research area, the number of supporting theories for understanding the concept is limited. The same is true when it comes to methodologies, methods and tools. The aim of the paper is to clarify these perspectives and to illustrate how they can enhance each other.


Smart specialisation strategy Living labs Quintuple helix model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Provenzano
    • 1
    Email author
  • Massimo Arnone
    • 1
  • Maria Rosaria Seminara
    • 1
  1. 1.SEAS, University of PalermoPalermoItaly

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