Open Innovation Newsletter — Issue Thu 30 Apr 2015

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European Commission OISPG Open Innovation
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In this issue - March, 2015
 

Editorial
ACSI is organized in conjunction with the EC’s Open Innovation 2.0 Conference, which takes place immediately following ACSI on 8-9th June in Espoo.
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Publications
The importance of Industry 4.0 Strategy
Commissioner Oettinger outlines some of his ideas on how to make industry 4.0 a reality in Europe (Hannover Messe)
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See also : https://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/oettinger/announcements/speech-hannover-messe-europes-future-digital_en
New Frontiers in Open Innovation (eBook)
This book seeks both to integrate a decade of prior research on open innovation and to engage the academic community in fostering new research. It offers a comprehensive overview of what we think will be the most important, most promising and most relevant research topics in the coming decade.
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Espoo Innovation Garden book published: Orchestrating Regional Innovation Ecosystems
The 378-page book published by Aalto University, Laurea University of Applied Science and Built Environment RYM Oy, gives a snapshot of developments in Espoo Innova­tion Garden. It shows in 27 articles what’s happening at this moment —through the work of the authors—but also points to the future, as their work continues within the Energizing Urban Ecosystems re­search program.
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How ‘open innovation’ is helping big business think like a startup
Open innovation presents a fabulous opportunity for startups to bring to life their input and ideas in the context of large organisations. On the other hand, the large corporates are struggling to innovate and change in the face of disruption and the open innovation model potentially offers a solution to both sides.
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See also : https://www.linkedin.com/pub/fi-bendall/0/50/b31
Open innovation is a great way to boost economies but it needs governments to get involved
Governments can intervene in the area of developing networking amongst organisations, as it allows businesses to understand where the gaps in knowledge are and how to fill them.What is more, governments can also act as the source of new ideas from a range of partners which can drive greater open innovation
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World Happiness Report 2015
Happiness is increasingly considered a proper measure of social progress and a goal of public policy. The World Happiness Report is published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
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Speech by Vice-President Ansip at the ALDE seminar on the apps economy
In his speech on the apps economy given at the ALDE seminar, Vice-President Andrus Ansip argued that it is essential to create a single digital space where companies from across the world can trade digital content online.
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See also : http://ec.europa.eu/commission/2014-2019/ansip/announcements/speech-vice-president-ansip-alde-seminar-apps-economy_en
Events
21 - 22 September 2015
5th Danube eRegion Conference
The DeRC2015 conference is expected to contribute to the EU Single Market development and creation of new jobs for young job-seekers, and a vibrant knowledge-based society. Prototype presentations are in a line with the Living Labs and the Open Innovation concept and methodology.
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11 May 2015 - Permanent Representation of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia to the European Union, 47 Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels
Open Discovery Space Policy Conference
The conference will look into the issues of open innovation and digital education in European schools. Discussion will focus on the alignment between policy and practice to support the implementation of action 68 of the Digital Agenda for Europe as it was realised within the Open Discovery Space flagship project.
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Contact : Irene Marchi
4 - 7 June 2015
ACSI ESPOO 2015
During the three-day camp which precedes the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference, multidisciplinary groups will develop new ideas and perspectives on real-world challenges brought to the camp by cities, regions, business organisations, universities and NGOs.
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7 - 9 June 2015 - Espoo, Finland
Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2015
The conference will discuss the implementation of the Dublin Declaration and topics such as student entrepreneurship, open innovation digital platforms, regional information modelling and digitalized services. The recently published High Level Group report on European Innovation Ecosystems will also be a basis for discussions at the event.
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Andrus Ansip Startup Europe Tour
In order to promote the European entrepreneurs and startups community, Andrus Ansip is inviting aspiring or promising entrepreneurs to join the Startup Europe Tour: be connected, network, be inspired at the leading tech conferences. We want thought leaders and innovative entrepreneurs from many of the world's top technology companies to get together and share ideas, visions, dreams…
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Picture of Andrus Ansip talking about Digital Single Market
Neelie Kroes Startup Europe Tour
In order to promote the European entrepreneurs and startups community, Neelie Kroes is inviting aspiring or promising entrepreneurs to join The Startup Europe Tour: be connected, network, be inspired at the leading tech conferences. We want thought leaders and innovative entrepreneurs from many of the world's top technology companies to get together and share ideas, visions, dreams…
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Grand Final of EDHEC Open Innovation 2015
The Grand Final of EDHEC Open Innovation 2015 took place on 14 April on EDHEC’s Paris campus. A jury of five judges who work in business innovation and entrepreneurship selected three winners from eight student teams that made it to the grand final of the competition, which spanned 12 weeks in all.
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Open Data, Open Access and Open Education – Key To Open Innovation?
A roundtable, entitled “Open Innovation in the Proprietary World,” was organised by the DiploFoundation in Geneva, Switzerland. This report offers an overview of the discussions which took place during the event last month.
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