The functions of the orchestrator in innovation ecosystems


  • Guilherme Paraol de Matos Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
  • Clarissa Stefani Teixeira Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina



innovation ecosystems, orchestration, orchestrator


The role of orchestration is critical to the success of innovation ecosystems. Understanding the functions of the orchestrator makes it possible to improve strategic decision making and construct roadmaps for the ecosystem evolution. The article aim is to analyze the orchestrator actor roles in innovation ecosystems. For this, an integrative literature review in the Scopus databases; Web of Science, Science Direct and Scielo. As a result, was listed and discussed 24 functions performed by the orchestrators of innovation ecosystems. In general, it was established that the orchestrator must understand the ecosystem, manage it, ensure an adequate exchange environment, monitor and continuously renew the ecosystem. Establishing the same vision and leadership are also important aspects.


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