Collaborative Consumption

One of the major transformations of the digital economy is the emergence of collaborative consumption (also known as the sharing economy) where access to goods and skills is more important than ownership.

Read more about research on collaborative consumption at the Centre for New Technologies, Innovation and Enterprise.


Work in this area extends the themes of clusters, innovation and skills to this highly important sector. Again, this has particular relevance for policy makers at the regional and national level. Wider issues, however, concern the valuation and protection of IPR, and the social acceptability of biotechnology.

Take a closer look about the research we undertake on Biotechnology at CENTIVE.