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Open Innovation concept

What is Open Innovation
Today the way science works is fundamentally changing and an equally important transformation is taking place in how companies and societies innovate. The advent of digital technologies is making science and innovation more open, collaborative, and global.

Joint Institute for Innovation Policy

The Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP) is a joint venture of four well-renowned Research and Technology Organisations (RTOs) from four different European countries: TNO (The Netherlands), VTT (Finland), Joanneum Research (Austria) and Tecnalia (Spain). It was established in April 2008 on the basis of a consortium agreement and became a legal entity in May 2012. JIIP provides intelligence to support policy-making with a focus on research and innovation policy.

Lime survey

Online survey tool to get qickly responses on surveys; partners give support from basic support to the development and implementation of complete LimeSurvey Projects.

Data-driven innovation

A data owner (e.g. mobility company, production company) provides data to an analyst (e.g. innovative SME, university, RTO) who applies data analytics technologies to generate added-value for a customer (e.g. city planner, production process optimizer). The data can be produced by e.g. the society (e.g. passengers of a mobility company, car drivers), sensors or workers in production environments,... A customer pays for a service delivered by the analyst -> data driven innovation.

Sources Code Library

Engineering teams have a documented strategy and process for the management, storage and use of source code and related materials. This process includes direction regarding trunk, branch and labelling. It should also include direction for merging fixes provided by other teams outside the team who owns the code.

Open Innovation Marketplaces

This UIS interface schema relates to the set up and operation of online open innovation marketplaces connecting universities, RTOs, industries, SMEs and start-ups. Such platforms are designed to allow the brokerage of technology offers and requests or challenges. It aims to implement a new model for technology and knowledge transfer where a university can give insights into its research and capabilities to industry and RTOs.