Transformation Is a Game We Can’t Play Alone: Diversity and Co-creation as Key to Thriving Innovation Ecosystems

  • Pauliina Mattila
  • Boris Eisenbart
  • Anita Kocsis
  • Charles Ranscombe
  • Tiina Tuulos
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 135)


Innovation ecosystems and their prosperity have drawn increasing interest in research and practice. Through a literature review, diversity in terms of the types of collaborators and the nature of interactions are identified as key ingredients for innovation ecosystems to thrive. Co-creation practices and culture help coping with inherent, added complexities in the collaboration among actors and create more sustainable, mutually beneficial value for all stakeholders in the ecosystems.


Innovation Innovation ecosystems Diversity Co-creation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pauliina Mattila
    • 1
  • Boris Eisenbart
    • 1
  • Anita Kocsis
    • 1
  • Charles Ranscombe
    • 1
  • Tiina Tuulos
    • 1
  1. 1.Swinburne University of TechnologyMelbourneAustralia

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