S2S workshop at the IAMOT conference

February, 2017

The objective of IAMOT 2017 is to offer a scope for science, research, and management for discussing the specific effects of digital technologies on different forms of innovation. In the framework of this conference, Science2Society will organize a workshop in order to engage participants from the IAMOT 2017 conference to discuss and share their experiences on open innovation practices with the Science2Society project and beyond.

Potentials and Pitfalls of Open Innovation and Open Science Projects between Industry, Science, and Society

The European Union is heavily emphasizing the importance of open innovation and open science to leverage the potential and creativity of European citizens and finally unleash a plethora of novel ideas, cutting-edge improvements and commercially successful innovations. The overall goal is to increase the competitiveness of the European industries.

Science2Society aims to understand and improve the efficiency of the European innovation system and the ways it creates new businesses, turns technology into products and services, attracts financing and generally creates value from academic research. Science2Society combines methodological frameworks with 'real life' experience from practitioners in science and industry, making the transition from promising blueprints to actual change within some 3000 actors in Europe by 2020.

After a short introduction into the motivation and goals of the seven S2S pilots, the organizers will engage all workshop participants to share their experiences with (one or more of) those 7 schemes in a structured way. The focus of the workshop is then on communicating real-life experiences and best practices on how to make open innovation and open science projects more successful.

The workshop participants will benefit from this exercise by:

  • Networking & engaging with a community of open innovation and open science practitioners and sharing own experiences and knowledge in a structured way
  • Comparing the international perspective to European Union’s three O’s and providing feedback to the strategy pursued by the European Commission
  • Receiving feedback from others and learning how to make own open innovation and open science projects more successful
  • Conducting an active information exchange with consortium members of the H2020 Coordinating and Support Action CSA on the topic INSO-4-2015-Innovative schemes for open innovation and science 2.0
  • Having a structured documentation on the success factors of open innovation and open science projects
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