The adoption of open innovation and peer production, powered by 3D printing technology, is transforming traditional manufacturing methods towards a "third industrial revolution". The purpose of this research is to provide empirical evidence for an integrated approach, based on collaborative product development and peer production, combined with 3D printing, to deliver more sustainable, yet competitive, marketable products. In particular, this experimental study is conducted in the context of mobile forensics, an emerging market where limited expensive products exist and alternative solutions are needed. The technical viability and economic feasibility of the prototype developed in this research validate the proposed integrated approach, which could be a game-changer in the field of mobile forensics, as well as in other sectors. The sustainability improvements with this approach are a reduction of the total cost, thereby making it affordable for lower income users, and a decrease in energy consumption and pollutant emissions. The validated integrated approach offers start-up opportunities to develop and deliver more sustainable, marketable products, towards the paradigm of Open Sustainable Innovation. While the device developed and tested in this research has similar features to existing products, the methodology, implementation, and motivation are original.

How to deliver open sustainable innovation: An integrated approach for a sustainable marketable product / Cappa, Francesco; Del Sette, Fausto; Hayes, Darren; Rosso, Federica. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 8:12(2016), pp. 1341-1353. [10.3390/su8121341]

How to deliver open sustainable innovation: An integrated approach for a sustainable marketable product

Cappa, Francesco
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2016

Abstract

The adoption of open innovation and peer production, powered by 3D printing technology, is transforming traditional manufacturing methods towards a "third industrial revolution". The purpose of this research is to provide empirical evidence for an integrated approach, based on collaborative product development and peer production, combined with 3D printing, to deliver more sustainable, yet competitive, marketable products. In particular, this experimental study is conducted in the context of mobile forensics, an emerging market where limited expensive products exist and alternative solutions are needed. The technical viability and economic feasibility of the prototype developed in this research validate the proposed integrated approach, which could be a game-changer in the field of mobile forensics, as well as in other sectors. The sustainability improvements with this approach are a reduction of the total cost, thereby making it affordable for lower income users, and a decrease in energy consumption and pollutant emissions. The validated integrated approach offers start-up opportunities to develop and deliver more sustainable, marketable products, towards the paradigm of Open Sustainable Innovation. While the device developed and tested in this research has similar features to existing products, the methodology, implementation, and motivation are original.
3D printing; Collaborative product development; Mobile forensics; Open innovation; Open sustainable innovation; Peer production; Sustainability; Geography, Planning and Development; Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment; Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
How to deliver open sustainable innovation: An integrated approach for a sustainable marketable product / Cappa, Francesco; Del Sette, Fausto; Hayes, Darren; Rosso, Federica. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 8:12(2016), pp. 1341-1353. [10.3390/su8121341]
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