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(corporates) across most industries face a similar challenge; they need to find
their digital strategy. This starts with engaging in a digital transformation
journey to learn how to generate digital innovations. The collaboration with
start-ups exploring applications/solutions based on digital technologies offers
a potential short-cut in this journey.
While the knowledge
or other assets related to digital technologies could be easy to acquire, the processes
behind digital innovation are quite different in nature. See for example, how
it is now difficult to set up a new cryptocurrency (based on blockchain), or to
start producing your own sensors (IoT) to capture and analyse the data from
your clients (cloud); but it is much difficult to find how to offer an app that
makes equipment installers prefer to work with your products.
However, we know
little on how to organize such collaborations, what are the consequences for
corporates and start-ups, and how they differ depending on the types of digital
innovations they co-develop.
The track co-chairs are in the process of preparing a special issue on the topic at the journal Industry & Innovation, in collaboration with the journal editors. The papers submitted to the track will be encouraged to consider the SI at Industry & Innovation as a potential outlet for their full paper.