Table of contents: "Open labs and Innovation research"

Merindol and Versailles eds, (2023). London, Routledge.

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Valérie MERINDOL and David W VERSAILLES, editors

Open Labs and Innovation Research

Managing the dynamics of collaborative spaces

Forword by Elise TISSIER, Bpifrance Le Lab
Afterword by Michel IDA, CEA

London, Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group) (262p)

Publication contract signed in May 2020
Final manuscript delivered in March 2022
Publication date: Nov. 25th, 2022
Imprint: 2023

ISBN: 978-0-367-61278-8 (hbk)
ISBN: 978-0-367-64936-4 (pbk)
ISBN: 978-1-003-12558-7 (ebk)
DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587

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 Table of contents
Preparatory workshop




Table of contents




Bpifrance Le Lab  () 





Valérie MERINDOL  () 


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Part 1
A taxonomy of open labs and their business models


chapter 1

Valérie MERINDOL  () 

Appraising the taxonomy of open labs with a taxonomy

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chapter 2


The business model of open labs: Sustainability at the intersection between scale and community life cycles

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Part 2
Open labs as innovation intermediaries


chapter 3

Nicolas AUBOUIN  ()

Art, entrepreneurs and open labs:
New challenges to foster open innovation

DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587-6

chapter 4

Alexandra LE CHAFFOTEC  () 
Valérie MERINDOL  ()

Living labs: New players in the dynamics of healthcare ecosystems of innovation

Erratum: figure 4.1 - Key roles for physical spaces in the strategies of living labs   

DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587-7

chapter 5

Luc SIROIS  ()
Karl-Emanuel DIONNE  ()
(HEC Montréal / Mosaic)

From spatiality to temporality:
Turbocharging innovation ecosytems with events- The case of Hacking Health

DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587-8

chapter 6

Luc SIROIS  () 
Octave NIAMIE  ()
Patrick COHENDET  () 
(HEC Montréal / Moaaic),

Communitech in Waterloo, Canada:
How open lab organizations can drive
a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem

DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587-9

chapter 7

Ignasi CAPDEVILA  ()
(PSB / newPIC)

Building communities in rural coworking spaces

DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587-10


Part 3
Open labs at the origin of new governance models for innovation



chapter 8

Olivier IRRMAN  ()
(ISEN / Yncrea and
HEC Montréal / Mosaic)

Cracking the nut from the inside: Innovating from the ground-up in highly constrained systems

DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587-12

chapter 9

Nathalie TREMBLAY  () 
Patrick COHENDET  () 
Genevieve CYR  () 
Margaux MANENT  () 
Laurent SIMON  () 
Marie-Pierre FAURE  () 
Carl-Eric AUBIN  () 
(HEC Montréal, Mosaic)

Living labs and innovation commons
in healthcare ecosystems:
The case of the Transmedtech Institute in Montreal

DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587-13

chapter 10

Valérie MERINDOL  () 

Open labs in the transition
from Triple to Quadruple Helix:
Insights from smart cities
and healthcare innovation ecosystems

DOI: 10.4324/9781003125587-14


Michel IDA
CEA  () 

Open labs, open innovation and creativity. Utopias and dreams to build meaning for the future







Annex A: List of open labs discussed in the book

  • Case studies in France: 104 Factory, La 27e Region, Active Ageing, Allegro, Alps Design Lab, Artlab Digital Arti, Atelier Arts Sciences, Bel Air Camp, CEREMH, CIC IT Lille, Cité de l'économie et des métiers de demain, cLLAPS, CREATIS, CRI (Center for research and interdisciplinarity), Digital Village, Electrolab, Euratechnologies, Les Garages XYZ, Hacking Health (Lyon, Strasbourg), Health Care Factory, I-Care Cluster, ICI Montreuil, Ideas Laboratory, La Fabrique, La Fabrique de l'Hospitalité, La Paillasse, La Ruche, Lab Santé Ile de France, The Tank, Liberté Living Lab, Lusage Lab, Make ICI, Make It Marseille, Makesense, NUMA, Paris Saclay Hardware Accelerator, Plages Digitales, Station F, Streetlab, The Corner, thecamp, TUBA, USINE IO
  • Case studies in Canada: Communitech, Hacking Health (network node, Montréal chapter), iTMT (Institut TransMedTech),
  • Case studies in Spain: Cowocat Rural
  • Case studies in the rest of the world: Arkley Accelerator VC, China Bee+++, REVVX, Found8, Hax Accelerator, HUBBA, IDEO (Open IDEO), ITRI Creativity Center, Makesense network


Annex B: List of research projects executed by the newPIC chair supporting this book

  • 2014-2016 - Expert group supporting the publication of the White book of open labs in France   
  • 2016-2017 - Taxonomy of [innovation platforms] open labs in Paris and its region   
  • 2017-2018 - [Innovation platforms] Open labs in continental France's main regional hubs   
  • 2018-2019 - [Innovation platforms] Open labs: France-Asia comparison   
  • 2016-2017 - [Innovation intermediaries] Open labs in the healthcare sector   
  • 2014-2021 - Cowocat rural: the association of rural coworking spaces in Catalonia, Spain   




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