RCUK Centre for Copyright and

New Business Models in the

Creative Economy


Open Business Models for

3D Printing Innovation


The convergence of additive manufacturing with repositories to share 3D data, open hardware licensing, and platforms to remotely access manufacturing capacity is creating a prolific environment for innovation. Current business models, however, are ill equipped to deal with this disruptive landscape. How do companies (re)design their business models to facilitate open innovation? This interdisciplinary project addresses the key opportunities and challenges involved in the collaborative creation and capture of value across the 3D Printing ecosystem



Luciana D'Adderio - Strathclyde Business School (Principal Investigator)

Jonathan Corney- Strathclyde School of Engineering

Lilian Edwards- Strathclyde School of Law

Robin Williams - STIS, Edinburgh

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