The members of the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group attended the ICT2013 event. We are satisfied with the Conference content and the outcome. OISPG members took part in the event not only to share one of the culminate moments for the European technological development, but also in this exact context to promote the modern innovation approach and paradigm called Open Innovation 2.0!
In order to achieve the goals of the Open Innovation 2.0 process, all of the parties in the innovation process should be involved. We call that Quadruple Helix Model and we base our thinking on this structure. This would mean that researchers, industry, institutions and citizens should work together exchanging professional experience and discussing the real need for innovation. Thus, innovation should happen in a real world setting where testing and prototyping are enabled. One way to achieve that is to open yourself, your creativity and knowledge and share it with the others.
Talent attracts talent and each idea has a potential! This is what we from the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group believe in. Therefore, we created the 'Open Innovation 2.0 for YOU' platform (OI24U) so that people, businessmen, scientists, institutionalists innovate together by exchanging ideas and opinions on enriching life with innovation. We are open on topics but try to create additional value by interlinking the incentive to the EU Horizon 2020 topics, where applicable.
During the ICT 2013 Conference, we distributed more than one thousands of our leaflets and core publications to the conference participants, and the OI24U video was showed at the plenary session to the attendees. The networking sessions we participated in were also well-attended and the OISPG members were also raising awareness of the new innovation aspect of the Horizon 2020 Program.
Enabling open innovation approach in the Horizon2020 actions is an important change in the program's portfolio and its future development. We truthfully expect that the newly launched OI24U discussion forum will be very useful for the institutional bodies to reflect what kind of open innovation supporting projects can be accommodated in the various areas of the workprogramme, and thus also be a planning tool to respond to the needs of all of us as citizens.