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The Collaborative Economy: What’s at stake?

Citizens have contacted the European Parliament wanting to know how the EU is regulating the new fast moving ‘collaborative or sharing economy’. This rapidly evolving sector touches on a number of aspects of the economy including in the areas of accommodation (short-term letting); passenger transport; household services; professional and technical services, and collaborative finance. Continue reading

A European agenda for the collaborative economy

Written by Jana Valant, The ‘collaborative economy’ – also known as the ‘sharing economy’ – enables people to share goods and services by using internet platforms and information and communications technology applications. Due to its rapid growth, the collaborative economy has recently raised regulatory issues in various sectors across the European Union (EU). It is … Continue reading

How the collaborative internet and 3D printing might change the EU

Written by Guillermo Garrido-Lestache and Nera Kuljanic, Background Internet-related technologies are already shaping the world in previously inconceivable ways. The collaborative economy, big/open data, crypto-currencies and additive manufacturing (such as 3D printing) are just some of these technologies, and their potential to change the world, our lives and society as we know them were explored … Continue reading

Collaborative economy: will our lives change?

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic and Kristina Svobodová Internet collaboration is entering all spheres of our lives thanks to technology. Many different sectors are affected by the developments, such as manufacturing, design, funding mechanisms, or even communications and transport. STOA’s last workshop  on 27 January dealt with broad range of these ‘information age’ topics. This workshop … Continue reading

Will crowdsourcing, open data and 3D printing revolutionise industrial society?

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic Webstreaming available here 27/01/2015 at 2pm Discuss it via Twitter: #CollaEco What if…? What if, in the future, a majority of companies use internet-based collaborative technologies as a business tool to co-create digital assets people want to buy, such as music, software, digital designs of 3D printable objects, hardware designs, etc.? … Continue reading

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