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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.

1st Science2Society workshop: Boosting innovation efficiency across Europe

May 23rd, 2016

How can collaboration between universities, research institutions, industrial companies and the society bring the most value for Europe? By working on the EU-funded project ‘Science2Society’ the 18 partners of the consortium coming from seven countries will find the answer. The overall goal is to improve innovation processes and their effectiveness in society.

Science2Society Kick-off

March 08th, 2016

Science2Society is a CSA project under the topic INSO-4-2015, Innovative schemes for open innovation and science 2.0 aiming at creating, piloting and sharing good practices, guidelines and training materials that improve awareness and practical performance in seven concrete university-industry-society interfacing schemes specially affected by Science 2.0 and open innovation .

The S2S project officially started on March 1st, 2016 and the Kick-off meeting was held on March 8th in Leuven, Belgium.

Customer journey videos

Video scribing software (e.g. know from tutorial videos) use a comic style design to explain a product idea or product concept from a customer's perspective. It combines a structured story-telling approach with video technology and simple language. The preparation of the videos can be performed by the product developer or the marketing department. The videos help internal and external stakeholders to fully understand the key elements of a product idea or product concept within 2 minutes.

Software partnerships

Innovative software solutions for applications (e.g. innovations platforms) in product development often need a long-time evaluation. Providing these software solutions to students´ development projects to get early feedback by test users is one way to push up market entry. This helps the students to receive access to software they otherwise couldn´t afford. On the other hand the feedback by so-called digital natives which use the software under realistic conditions unhides all kinds of weaknesses and helps to improve the software solutions.

Open Research Data

This UIS interfacing schema relates to the collaboration between science and industry through the leveraging of open science and especially research data and the specific requirements of managing big data. The EU has brought up the concept of open data pilots into Horizon 2020.  

The exchange and mutual use of research data between research institutions and industry, if done right, can accelerate research and provide opportunities for increased synergy, efficiency and economies of scale.

InnoLab – Innovating Future Mobility with talented students (2016)

InnoLab – a case study focused on defining a feasible and viable vision for future mobility, conducted by specialists at CRF (the research & innovation centre of Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles) which, when run in mid-2016, was characterised by the direct involvement of 33 students from diverse faculties and disciplines including Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Aerospace Engineering, Management, Economics and Business Administration, Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology.