Open Innovation Newsletter — Issue Tue 02 Jul 2013

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European Commission OISPG Open Innovation
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Foreword for OISPG newsletter, No 38 by Bror Salmelin, Adviser for Innovation Systems, DG Connect, European Commission

Open Innovation 2.0 – A New Paradigm and Foundation for a Sustainable Europe

Marking the successful conclusion of the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference held at Dublin Castle the EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) have released a paper entitled 'Open Innovation 2.0 -- A New Paradigm' which outlines the key emerging characteristics and practices of Open Innovation 2.0 (OI2) and how it can practically help address key European challenges.

For additional Information and details click here

Full Report: OISPG Open Innovation 2.0 A New Paradigm - White Paper

Open Innovation 2.0 Yearbook 2013

In the European context, open innovation is now used as a synonym for modern, highly dynamic and inter­active processes. Linear and sequential mindsets are slowly changing to be more opportunistic, more dar­ing and more action-oriented. We need to move from having 'perfect plans for yesterday' to an innovation culture which fosters experimentation and prototyp­ing in real-world settings. This new innovation cul­ture leads to simultaneous technological and societal innovation and encouragement. We need to be daring and also experiment with disruptive approaches as gradual improvement does not properly reflect the potential that the omnipresent, fast-developing ICT provides for parallel innovations.

Open Innovation boosts innovation performance but also generates new management challenges

How Open Innovation is improving the performance of research projects in large companies?

Hard empirical Evidence about the benefits of Open Innovation is still scant. Data describing European-based multinational research projects shows which benefits and challenges can be expected when a company collaborates with science-based or market-based partners.

The details of the results can be found on Exnovate newsletter: How popular is OI in the academic community?


Bywaas is currently preparing a proposal for funding under the title, applying open innovation principles to the legal field. They are working with open data and open source software and want to include the community for creating better and more active legal information systems for more feedback, more direct democracy and better policy making.

For more Information refer to

19 June 2013
Digital Dublin Masterplan

The Digital Masterplan for Dublin was launched on Wednesday 19 June 2013 at City Hall Dublin by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí and Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission

20 June 2013 - Café Crossfire
The industrial internet: Reversing Europe's waning productivity?

The next revolution in industrial productivity will come from digital interconnectivity. For the EU to remain relevant in this shifting paradigm, the way forward will rely on careful consideration of regulatory mechanisms and policies in innovation, noted Jeff Immelt, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GE.

20 June 2013
Running a Business in Turbulent Times

On 20 June 2013, the European Small Business Alliance held its annual event. This year, the debate focused on how to run a business nowadays, in the middle of the challenging economic environment with many businesses struggling for survival. Three crucial phases of the business life-cycle were discussed: start up, maintenance and growth. Furthermore, as half of the companies dissolve again within their first two years, the possibility of insolvency was also central to this debate.

For more Information about past and future ESBA Events, Please refer to European Small Business Alliance (ESBA) Website

18 - 20 September 2013
The Digital Enlightement Forum 2013

The DIGITAL ENLIGHTENMENT FORUM stimulates and organizes debate among representatives of science and technology, law and policy. It provides guidance on the rapid changes in digital technologies and their perceived impact on society and its governance.

The FORUM 2013 will take place 18-20 September in Brussels, Details here!


28 - 29 October 2013 - Trieste, Italy
Global Forum 2013: Driving the digital future, Opportunities for Citizens & Businesses

Save the dates for the Global Forum/Shaping the Future 2013 taking place on October Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th in Trieste, Italy at the Palazzo dei Congressi della Stazione Marittima.

Press Releases
Open Innovation 2.0 Dublin Declaration presentation to Commissioner Kroes

Martin Curley , Chair of the OISPG/VP of Intel Labs Europe (on the left) and Naoise O'Muiri, Lord Mayor of Dublin (on the right) presented the Dublin Innovation Declaration to Commissioner Neelie Kroes. 

The Dublin Innovation Declaration was co-created by almost three hundred attendees at the EU Open Innovation 2.0 conference in Dublin on May 20, 21 and details 10 actions items to seek to position Open Innovation 2.0 as the next new official innovation approach of the European Union, highlighting the importance of adopting and embracing innovation and technology to stimulate economic growth and generate job creation in Ireland and across the EU.

See also : Open Innovation 2.0 - Dublin Declaration
Digital Agenda Scoreboard
The Digital Agenda Scoreboard assesses progress with respect to the targets set out in the Digital Agenda (2013 update)


See also : The Digital Agenda Scoreboard
Irish Presidency, European Parliament and Commission finished negotiations on Horizon 2020

The future EU funding program can now move forward: Good news for European research and innovation.

The Horizon 2020 package will now be submitted to both the Council and to the European Parliament, where it will be brought forward to a plenary session of the European Parliament.

Click here for the press release. 

Innovation Videos

Alexander Osterwalder
Open Innovation 2.0 - Interview with Alexander Osterwalder, author, Business Model Generation
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OISPG members activities

The ISPIM Magazine
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The XXIV ISPIM Conference
The XXIV ISPIM Conference
Organised by ISPIM and hosted by Aalto University School of Business in partnership with Lappeenranta University of Technology, this conference brought together around 500 innovation experts from 50 countries.
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