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World Innovation Convention

December 06th, 2016

The World Innovation Convention is the most popular and pioneering platform for global innovators who particularly join to collaborate with their industry peers, and proven experts for 3 action packed days. They work in a harmony with a direct mission to learn , share and discover how to make innovation happen faster and better within their organizations. We strive to bring together innovation leaders, research experts, product developers, designers and business leaders across all industries on one stage.

Austria – Open Innovation and beyond

December 02nd, 2016

Austria is one of the very first countries in the world to have developed a national Open Innovation Strategy. Already at the phase of elaboration, the Austrian government attached much importance on the promotion of collaboration between industry, science, public administration and society. For having an open participatory process interested parties from a wide range of areas had the possibility to actively participate in shaping this national OI-strategy via workshops and an online-consultation.

Next steps for Open Access and Open Data research policy

November 22nd, 2016

Bringing together senior policymakers and stakeholders, this conference will examine progress with the process of opening up access to research outputs, and the further push to apply the same principles to research data.

Delegates will discuss remaining challenges identified in the latest report from the Government’s UK Open Access Co-ordination Group - including how to apply Open Access to monographs, the management of repositories and their future role, and the level of Article Processing Charges, as well as the future of the academic publishing market more widely.

Smart City Expo World Congress 2016

November 17th, 2016

Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution. Since its first edition in 2011, it has succeeded to become a referential global event to support the development of our cities. This professional, institutional and social meeting point is a leading platform of ideas, networking, experiences and international business deals that gathers together the highest level of stakeholders, in the context of urban development.

Ramp up of outreach activities of Science2Society

November 17th, 2016

Dissemination activities to boost the stakeholder engagement and to get people attracted to the S2S-project are well on the way.
The Fraunhofer Institute LBF presented Science2Society for example at the IAEC 2016, the International Automotive Engineering Conference (3./4. November 2016, Istanbul, Turkey) and discussed the benefits of Open Innovation and Open Science in the context of the training of young engineers.

Innovation Roundtable Summit 2016

November 08th, 2016

The Innovation Roundtable® Summit 2016 will be attended by 600 innovation executives from 250 multinational firms – the world’s largest gathering exclusively for corporate innovators.

The Summit has a highly interactive format, combining insightful presentations with a variety of discussion sessions, enabling you to exchange experiences with your peers about topics of special interest, and with ample time dedicated to informal networking.

2nd General Assembly and S2S Workshop

November 07th, 2016

The 2nd S2S General Assembly took place on 7th and 8th of November in Darmstard (Germany) hosted by Fraunhofer LBF. During the meeting the Science2Society workshop was also held. Representatives of the Consortium members discussed the progress made in the last five months. Additionally, paralell sessions were organized to work on the pilots.

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