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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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.
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).
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.
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.