Innovating for ‘active ageing’ in a public–private innovation partnership: Creating doable problems and alignment

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Innovating for ‘active ageing’ in a public–private innovation partnership: Creating doable problems and alignment. / Lassen, Aske Juul; Bønnelycke, Julie; Otto, Lene.

In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Vol. 93, 04.2015, p. 10-18.

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Lassen, AJ, Bønnelycke, J & Otto, L 2015, 'Innovating for ‘active ageing’ in a public–private innovation partnership: Creating doable problems and alignment', Technological Forecasting and Social Change, vol. 93, pp. 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2014.01.006

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Lassen, A. J., Bønnelycke, J., & Otto, L. (2015). Innovating for ‘active ageing’ in a public–private innovation partnership: Creating doable problems and alignment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 93, 10-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2014.01.006

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Lassen AJ, Bønnelycke J, Otto L. Innovating for ‘active ageing’ in a public–private innovation partnership: Creating doable problems and alignment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2015 Apr;93:10-18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2014.01.006

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Lassen, Aske Juul ; Bønnelycke, Julie ; Otto, Lene. / Innovating for ‘active ageing’ in a public–private innovation partnership: Creating doable problems and alignment. In: Technological Forecasting and Social Change. 2015 ; Vol. 93. pp. 10-18.

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