The Green Tech Cluster is instrumental in the green innovation and consequent growth of 180 companies and research institutions. Situated in Styria, the green heart of Austria, it forms a hotspot for green technology with 20 global leaders within an hour’s drive away. Companies located here grow almost twice as fast as world market averages. The cluster provides support for R & D project development, assessment of technology trends and market opportunities and establishing global contacts. The cluster has repeatedly been ranked the world’s no. 1 Environmental Technology Cluster.
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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.
It is the biggest professional and multisectoral forum of Spanish Innovation, in which participants can:
- Establish B2B contacts
- Transfer scientific knowledge and lines of technological research
- Show their innovative products and services
- Get to know the technological needs of Public Administration
- Seek funding for innovative projects
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