We are the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) and we work in close collaboration with the European Commission. We are the driver of the Open Innovation 2.0 paradigm: we catalyse modern innovation adoption and creation of open innovation ecosystems where the serendipity process is fledged.
We believe that involving citizens directly in the innovation process allows rapid prototyping in real life and shows which ideas fly in reality and which are worth scaling up. This fosters entrepreneurship in Europe, creates jobs and boosts sustainable economic and societal growth. Therefore, we suggest actions and approaches to the industry and other innovation partners to stimulate and strengthen competitiveness in its all dimensions: wealth, well-being and welfare, at a policy making level.
Our connections with institutional and industrial level make us an focal point in the field of Open Innovation 2.0. We base our thinking on Quadruple Helix innovation models – involving institutional bodies, research sphere, business sector, and citizens in the process. This new generation of open innovation leads to stronger economic impact and better user experience in Europe.
Prof. Dr. Martin Curley is the Director of Intel Labs Europe.
Dr. Richard Straub  works at the intersection of Academia and business.
Bror Salmelin  works in the European Commission since 1998. He is currently Advisor for Innovation Systems at DG CONNECT, managing the OISPG.