What would convince you to become a carsharing customer? Would you be convinced if you would become a greater involvement regarding the equipment of the cars? Is an improved cleanliness of the vehicles for you a great argument? If you are a passionate bicycle rider: How can we help you to carry out a spontaneous shopping without having to use a car?
Small firms with big ideas are a critical component in driving the nation towards a knowledge economy – but SMEs are often left out of the innovation system. Dr Nicky Athanassopoulou discusses key enablers and barriers to improving interfaces between universities and SMEs that boost innovation.
Our colleague Nicky Athanassopoulou from IfM ECS has written an excellent article on best practices to boost innovation through SME-university collaborations. You can read it at The Manufacturer Magazine!
After an intensive analysis phase, there was the first milestone of ProVIL 2017 at 18th may. For the first time the milestone was conducted across locations through the IPEK (Karlsruhe) and the partners Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF, Turin) and Bax&Company (B&C, Barcelona) via web conference.
In order to identify and engage key stakeholders in the areas tackled by Science2Society, Bert Pluymers (coordinator) put the project on stage at the Spring Meeting of the European Automotive Research Partners’ Association (EARPA) in Brussels on March 15th, 2017. In front of more than 100 collaboration driven R&D practitioners from all over Europe he outlined the vision and mission of the project. He also highlighted different ways of becoming part of it.
Science2Society sets out to tackle the university industry collaborations in the context of open innovation and open science focusing very much on the practitioners’ perspective. Thus, also the successfully established S2S Advisory Board is reflecting this particular perspective. Comprising of 7 distinguished top innovation experts from different backgrounds (automotive, ICT as well as business incubators and big data), the members representing a balanced mix of industry and university in detail are:
In the S2S workshop in Madrid (27th Feb.-1st March 2017) the consortium benefited of an Exploitation Strategy Seminar . This seminar is a service of ESIC (Exploitation Strategy and Innovation Consultants), an initiative of the European Commission’s DG Research and Innovation. Often, non‑technological risks prevent research results from making it to the market.
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