This an editorial of the Special Issue entitled: "Matchmaking for open innovation: interaction rather than transaction" that was guest edited by Holzmann, Sailer, Galbraith and Katzy.This special issue is the third part of a trilogy of special issues that have been guest edited by Brendan Galbraith on the broad theme of innovation intermediaries. In this editorial, the authors present matchmaking an interdisciplinary field and propose a matchmaking theoretical perspective based on interaction and collaboration.
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