Ecosystems – a metaphor from Biology
A “biological ecosystem is a complex set of relationships among the living resources, habitats, and residents of an area, whose functional goal is to maintain an equilibrium sustaining state.” (Jackson, D. J. (2011). What is an innovation ecosystem. National Science Foundation, 1)
Entrepreneurial and Innovation Ecosystems
In comparison, an entrepreneurial or “innovation ecosystem model[s] the economic […] relationships that are formed between actors or entities whose functional goal is to enable technology development and innovation.” (Jackson, D. J. (2011). What is an innovation ecosystem. National Science Foundation, 1)
Understand the co-creation of value
The ecosystem perspective explicate resource transfers between actors in environments who share common goals.
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This is an activity of assistant professor Hannes Rothe, member and co-founder of the Digital Entrepreneurship Hub at Freie Universität Berlin