Accepted Paper:

Researching the co-creation: Co-production of knowledge in local innovation.  


Jose Ismael Pena Reyes (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
Juan Reina (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

Paper short abstract:

Collaboration is a concept often used in academia and research. From a conceptual review the development of new models of co-production of knowledge is presented. It is proposed to describe Lean Research as a research framework of local innovation in Colombia.

Paper long abstract:

Scientific research is developing collaborative processes to generate knowledge around the world, particulary in science and technology. Over the last years the concept of collaborative research (Katz & Martin, 1997), has boomed. However, these collaborative networks still do not involve other nonacademic actors, and therefore do not meet their initial objectives. It necesary to rethink co-production systems of knowledge (Hessels & van Lente, 2008), and their implications for the generation of solutions from engineering (Ali, 2015⁠) as well as from public policy (Barandiaran, Araya, & Vila- vines, 2015; Crespo & Vila-vines, 2015).

A starting point to address this phenomenon is the reflection on the collaborative production of knowledge as an emergency response to increasingly complex challenges especially in the area of sustainability. Therefore, a conceptual review of the terms collaborative research and co-production of knowledge will develop. Creating bases for generating and facilitating dialogue of knowledge (Anderson, Monjeau, & Rau, 2015; Leff, 2006; Martinez-Torres & Rosset, 2014; Salinas & Pavelic, 2013) ⁠ where different actors come together to co-create solutions to local challenges.

To this aim, it takes into account Lean Research (Hoffecker, Leith, & Kim, 2015), as a general framework for research in local innovation, based on the concept of "innovation ecosystems" in the Colombian scenario.

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