Towards a novel living Lab Model for sustainable innovation in the construction industry

David Romero, Myrna Flores, Carlos Vallejo, Arturo Molina
2009 2009 IEEE International Technology Management Conference (ICE)  
According to the United Nations Environment Programme, the construction industry is a key sector to achieve sustainable development, as it can provide important benefits in the complete construction lifecycle considering its three axes: social, economic and environmental. At the same time, negative impacts can be drastically reduced if new collaborative business models and strategies are defined integrating both end-users and different actors in the construction value-chain. Therefore, this
more » ... Therefore, this paper introduces a general overview of a collaborative research project carried out by ITESM and CEMEX to develop and deploy a novel Sustainable Construction Living Lab (SCLL) model to bring together key construction stakeholders into an open innovation and user-centric environment, supported by a high-tech platform, providing working principles, methods and a governance model to identify next generation construction innovations (e.g. products, services, processes, business models, etc.) in order to satisfy the current and emerging market demands in a sustainable way.
doi:10.1109/itmc.2009.7461368 fatcat:5eboiky3tngm3g6ec7rezzwszq