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European Commission OISPG Open Innovation
Newsletter
In this issue - March - April 2017
 

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Events
13 - 14 June 2017 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017
The registration is now open! The fifth edition of the high-level conference will be held in the heart of Transylvania - Cluj-Napoca (13 - 14 June 2017)!
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Contact : OI2 team (Romania)
SOFIA INNOVATION CAMP 2017
The first edition of Sofia Innovation Camp took place in the Bulgarian capital from 10-12 March 2017. It brought people from seven European countries for creative conversations about challenges of Open Innovation 2.0 practice.
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Contact : E-mail address for your questions
Working group
Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017
The Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017 has been organised by the Horizon 2020 ChiC project with the support of the European Commission and under the patronage of the Municipality of Rome. This is a report from The Digital Social Innovation Fair 2017 which was hosted by the Rome Municipality in Campidoglio, on the 1st and 2nd February 2017.
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See also : https://dsifair.eu/about
Online platforms – Points of view and exchanges | Workshop report
Publication of high level report of a workshop with online platforms on 'platform-to-business' trading practices
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20 June 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Save the Date: Crowdfunding4Culture Conference
Meet the Crowdfunding4Culture community and learn how crowdfunding can impact and support the cultural and creative sectors in Europe at the Crowndfunding4Culture conference to be held on 20 June 2017 in Brussels.
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21 April 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Open Innovation breakfast seminar
This is the 3rd eddition of the Open Innovation Breakfast seminar organised by NIR-VANA, a EU project that aims to develop online services that will help small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) to innovate together.
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See also : http://www.nir-vana.eu/
Collaboration with different actors along the value chain
Publications
Have your say on the future of science: public consultation on Science 2.0
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on ‘Science 2.0’, in order to gauge the trend towards a more open, data-driven and people-focused way of doing research and innovation.
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Europe's future is digital: EU countries commit in Rome to go deeper and further on digital
As part of the celebrations of the 60 years of the Treaties of Rome, the Commission brought together Ministers to progress on high-performance computing, connected mobility and industry digitisation. Initiatives to support digital skills were also be discussed.
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EU and EEA Member States sign up for cross border experiments on cooperative, connected and automated mobility
29 European countries, Members of the European Union and of the European Economic Area, have signed a Letter of Intent to intensify cooperation on testing of automated road transport in cross border test sites. This initiative drives forward the plans of the Commission's strategy to build a European Data Economy announced in January 2017.
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Public-Private Partnerships on the launch of the European Platform of National Initiatives
The European Platform of National Initiatives has been launched. What do the Public-Private Partnerships think about it?
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FIWARE – a European success story
FIWARE is an open source cloud platform with a collaborative and mature ecosystem of developers, innovation Hubs, accelerators, cities and more than 1000 SMEs and startups.
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Michela Magas named the EU Woman Innovator of the Year
Music Tech Fest founder, Michela Magas is named as European Woman Innovator of the year 2017.
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Michela Magas receiving the EU Woman Innovator prize
Press Releases
The Treaties of Rome at 60: Commission recalls Europe's achievements and leads discussion on the future at 27
On 25 March, EU leaders come together in Rome to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which were signed on this day in 1957.
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See also : White Paper on the Future of Europe
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Innovation Videos

Daniel Dennett: Why robots won't rule the world - Viewsnight
Daniel Dennett: Why robots will not rule the world
Philosopher Daniel Dennett argues people overestimate the potential of artificial intelligence on the BBC Newsnight's place for ideas and opinion
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Point of view
In Search for the Origin of an ‘Open Innovation’ Culture
Open innovation is more than an encounter of competent people: it is a culture that involves the whole society and whose horizon is, therefore, much wider than the skyline restricted to practices mastered by the experts pursuing innovation strategies.
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Contact : Piero Formica, Founder of the International Entrepreneurship Academy
Piero Formica, the author of the text
Co-creating Peace - A citizen report from Sofia Innovation Camp 2017
The Sofia Innovation Camp 2017 builds on the Aalto Action Camp for Societal Innovation (ACSI). These events are training spaces for societal innovation touring to different cities around Europe.
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Contact : Karl McFaul, MBA | MFA | Futurist | Entrepreneur
The author of the text
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