We contribute to literatures on platforms and responsible innovation by drawing on the case of Patient Innovation – a non-profit medical platform – focused on innovations by patients to find solutions for rare diseases that are typically neglected by the medical industry.Using a framing lens, we explore the role of serendipity in the creation and development of this platform. Initially launched as a “research platform” aimed at generating scientific publications, it turned into a “help society platform” aimed at creating wider social impact.We examine how this shift toward socially responsible innovation occurred. We develop a model illustrating how actors frame and reframe different situations as they interact and how this may lead to a tilt towards responsible innovation despite not initially targeting such a goal.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Event||[CANCELLED] SMS Special Conference Berkeley: Designing the Future: Strategy, Technology, and Society in the 4th Industrial Revolution - University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, United States|
Duration: 25 Mar 2020 → 27 Mar 2020
|Conference||[CANCELLED] SMS Special Conference Berkeley|
|Location||University of California, Berkeley|
|Period||25/03/2020 → 27/03/2020|