News & Events

2nd S2S workshop

November 07th, 2016

The second Science2Society meeting will take place from 7th to 8th of November 2016 at the premises of Fraunhofer LBF in Darmstadt, Germany. We will keep you informed about our achievements!

European Open Science Cloud

October 11th, 2016

On 11 October 2016 the European Commission published the first report of the Commission High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (HLEG EOSC).

The Recommendations provide a solid starting point for further reflection and engagement of scientific user communities, research funders and Member States in the making of this global initiative.

Open Innovation – how to outrun other countries

August 25th, 2016

This year the European Forum Alpbach held its Technology Symposium (25-27/08/2016) on the subject of “New Enlightenment”. Today, we live in a multipolar world that has become highly complex. Products, goods and services compete on a global scale and virtual networks and digitisation are tearing down boundaries in many fields. At the same time we see the limits of growth and of an unlimited use of resources. Science offers radically new insights while new questions are raised (see also).

Blog post #1 European Aim to Lead Innovation

July 31st, 2016

Science2Society creates, pilots and shares good practices, guidelines and training materials that improve awareness and practical performance in seven concrete university-industry-society interfacing schemes especially affected by Science 2.0 and open innovation. It covers a very wide range of interfacing / co-creation approaches (and the synergy between them) and advances far beyond the traditional role of the interface as a facilitator of knowledge transfer from university to business.

Innovation performance compared: How innovative is your country?

July 14th, 2016

The ‪‎Commission has recently released the 2016 results of the ‪European ‪Innovation Scoreboard, the Regional Innovation Scoreboard and the ‪‎Innobarometer. ‪‎
The European Innovation Scoreboard – previously Innovation Union Scoreboard – provides a comparative analysis of innovation performance in EU Member States, other European countries, and regional neighbours. It assesses relative strengths and weaknesses of national innovation systems and helps countries identify areas they need to address.
For further details, visit the EC site.

How to measure Open Innovation 2.0?

June 29th, 2016

In May 2016 around 60 people from different parts of the world, gathered together at the Amsterdam Innovation Camp (ACSI). Working for three consecutive days, participants addressed four societal challenges brought by the organizers: measurement and modelling of open innovation 2.0 impact; creativity as new business opportunities driver; design of a series of innovation camps across Europe; developing a participatory Urban Agenda.

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