News & Events

Volvo Group Innovation Summit 2017

September, 2017

The Innovation Summit 2017 organised by the Volvo group offers the opportunity to hear from leaders in the transport sector about the industry’s rapidly digitising future and how the industry can positively impact society. During the event, innovative solutions to increase transport efficiency, lower environmental impact and improve traffic safety are presented.

Open Science Fair 2017

September, 2017

The OSFair2017 brings together policy makers, funders, publishers and content providers, research infrastructures/communities, researchers, libraries, institutions and innovators with the aim of bringing change towards a more open and sustainable scenery.

Open Innovation Concept

August, 2017

Today the way science works is fundamentally changing and an equally important transformati-on is taking place in how companies and societies innovate. The advent of digital technologies is making science and innovation more open, collaborative, and global. Open Innovation has been defined as "the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, res-pectively." (Chesbrough, 2003). That means that organisation boundaries (e.g.

How will we share cars in the future? Students present carsharing concepts at the third ProVIL milestone

July, 2017

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?

Boosting innovation through SME-university collaborations

July, 2017

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!



ERIAFF Conference 2017

June, 2017

The ERIAFF (European Regions for Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Forestry) conference offers an opportunity to everyone in the agricultural and food sector from all European regions to exchange knowledge and to meet partners and stakeholders. The conference includes business to business meet-ups, in-depth workshops, poster presentations, site visits, a product/fresh market and relevant international keynote speakers. It also provides networking opportunities for agricultural entrepreneurs, researchers and regional governments.

Global Open Innovation Summit

June, 2017

The Global Open Innovation Summit brings together experts from varied professions, organisations and industries that have embraced Open Innovation (OI). Besides best practice sharing, this event offers a valuable opportunity for networking and partnering with businesses of diverse sizes and types. Our colleague Jordi Rafols from Innoget will be there!