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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.
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!
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.
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!
The Crowdfunding4Culture conference is the first European event on crowdfunding for cultural and creative sectors. During the event, stakeholders will meet to connect with leading platforms, investors, creative professionals, cultural organisations and policy makers and learn about the latest initiatives and opportunities on crowdfunding for culture.
In the context of the Science2Society project, the topic "Exploring data-driven innovations for manufacturing in a lightweight living lab" was presented by our beneficiary Virtual Vehicle at XVIII ISPIM Innovation Conference - Composing the Innovation Symphony, in Vienna (Austria) on 18-21 June 2017.