Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Sustainable communications and innovation: Different types of effects from collaborative research including university and companies in the ICT-sector
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Environmental Strategies (moved 20130630). KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Sustainable Communications, CESC.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Philosophy and History of Technology, History of Science and Technology.
Helene Wintzell AB.
2012 (English)In: ICT Critical Infrastructures and Society: 10th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC10 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 27-28, 2012. Proceedings, Springer, 2012, 170-182 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper presents experiences from the Centre for Sustainable Communications (CESC) located at KTH – The Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Since 2007, the centre has carried out research in collaboration with private firms in the information and communication technology (ICT) and media sectors as well as with public sector organizations in the city of Stockholm. The aim is to share experiences from how the partners of the centre describe benefits and effects from collaborative research. Since the centre is focusing on use of ICT and media technology, rather than technology development per se, this provides an account of a wide range of effects from university-industry collaborations and new insights into the innovation processes targeting sustainability in the ICT and media sectors. This is an important perspective of sustainable and responsible innovation that is not captured in traditional innovation surveys (counting the number of new products or patents). Areas examined here include: increased knowledge and competence, new contacts and networks, publications, methods and new technology as well as changes in business operations and behaviour targeting sustainable solutions. The results also confirm firm-level business value as a driver for sustainability and provide experiences from involving users in the quest for sustainable and responsible innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2012. 170-182 p.
, IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238 ; 386
Keyword [en]
Innovation, Sustainable communications, knowledge transfer
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-103792DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33332-3_16ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84870950900ISBN: 978-364233331-6OAI: diva2:561664
10th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC10 2012; Amsterdam; 27 September 2012 through 28 September 2012
KTH-S projekt: Effekter av samverkan inom miljöforskning mellan KTH och näringsliv

QC 20121023

Available from: 2012-10-19 Created: 2012-10-19 Last updated: 2013-09-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Höjer, MattiasLarsen, KatarinaWintzell, Helene
By organisation
Environmental Strategies (moved 20130630)Centre for Sustainable Communications, CESCHistory of Science and Technology
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 115 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link