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European Commission OISPG Open Innovation
In this issue - September 2016

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Robert Madelin thinks that Open Innovation (OI) will soon be evident for most, but it is vital that by then OI becomes a familiar practice for European innovators.
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Robert Madelin
11 October 2016 - Bozar, Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Bruxelles
Human capital for territorial growth
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre Annual Conference will focus on the importance of human capital for the prosperity of regions and cities.
17 - 18 November 2016 - Vienna, Austria
Drucker Forum 2016: The Entrepreneurial Society
Victor Hugo once remarked: "You can resist an invading army; you cannot resist an idea whose time has come". The Drucker Forum will ask the question and deliver elements of response as to whether the time for a new entrepreneurial age has come.
15 November 2016 - Nancy, Region of Lorraine (Grand Est), France
Save the date: Bourse aux Technologies 2016
This event is an open innovation event for SMEs, organized by the "Institut Mines-Télécom" and its network of schools and partnership schools in the East of France (Mines Nancy, Télécom Nancy, Télécom Physique Strasbourg, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie).
OpenLivingLab Days 2016
This annual event of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) included 4 days of open exchange, networking, workshops, inspirational speeches and visits.
OISPG during OpenLivingLab Days 2016
OpenLivingLab Days was the annual summit of the worldwide Living Lab community combing 4 days networking, sharing, learning and exploitation of theory, methods and tools.
Contact : Partner and the ICT innovation lead/EU at CGI Group Inc.; member of the OISPG
CKIR workshop “Beyond Digitalization - Building Value on Cognition and Insight"
The event gathered an interesting mix of academics, business people and public sector representatives who shared their latest experiences and ideas on growth and the role of digital services in the future.
Enlightening EU policy-making: evolving scientific advice
In this Policy Brief, the author explains recent developments in the scientific advice structures that shape EU policy-making, and provides a list of recommendations on how to address their shortcomings.
Contact : Programme Assistant, European Policy Centre
Call for Proposals for Thematic Collections on the Europeana Platform
The 2016 CEF Telecom Europeana makes an indicative €2 million of funding available for proposals in this area.
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Point of view
Cultivating cities as test-beds for innovation
As community engagement gains recognition as an effective way to improve the lives of European citizens, the EU is increasingly acknowledging and cultivating the role of cities as the home of an innovative and engaging culture of co-creation.
See also : DG Research & Innovation
Contact : Policy Officer, European Capital of Innovation Award
Giuseppe Ruotolo
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