Having participated in the building of a 3D printer in a hackerspace 20 years ago then in the founding of an engineering / prototyping company in 2005, I evolved in the innovation / 3D printing / hacking environment for some years, while doing sociological and research. This trajectory gave my the opportunity to study the sociological aspects of this emerging environment.
Thus, I am about to sustain a thesis on the theme of social and technological innovation. My previous academic and field experiences focused on the study of secondary socialization mechanisms, urban social movements, cooperation at work and relational transformations in organizations induced by technological change.
This thesis focuses on the effects of organizational transformations that have occurred in the mecatronics industry lately in France, and particularly the new ways of managing the question of risk and investment in R&D, in relation to external factors such as recent demographical and political evolutions. Doing this, it highlights the process of establishing new markets and networks by studying the embeddedness of competition & cooperation implemented by the actors involved in their construction, thus explaining the recent and imperialistic abetment for "innovation".