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European Commission OISPG Open Innovation
In this issue - January 2017

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Appointment of a new Open Innovation Policy and Strategy Group Rapporteur
The Open Innovation Policy and Strategy Group (OISPG) selected its new Rapporteur for 2017: Mr Pierre Simay, International Research & Innovation Cooperation Manager at Institut Mines-Télécom.
Universities and collaborative innovation in EC-funded research projects: an analysis based on Innovation Radar data
Collaboration is a key conduit for innovation-related knowledge flows both for firms that use R&D and for those that are not R&D-active. The main idea behind is that innovation often results from the interaction and cooperative efforts of different organisation devoted to the achievement of a common goal. This study builds on the first IR report, it extends the number of reviewed projects, it looks at the relationship between the type of innovators and the potential of their innovations
Connecting people, places and projects in the frontline of societal innovation
The entire city of Lund is a future center with its large university, start-up scene, famous international tech companies, world-leading science facilities and city development projects.
Contact : Karl McFaul, MBA, MFA, DSDM certified agile coach and strategist at Department for Economic Development, City of Lund, Sweden
OISPG members discussing Connected Smart Cities at a conference in Brussels
Earlier this month the Connected Smart Cities Conference in Brussels (CoR) gathered experts representing municipal, national and European governments, business, academia and civic society representatives. The event was organised by OASC (Open Agile Smart Cities) in collaboration with number of partners and high level think tanks, such as the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG), European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) and Creative Ring among others.
6 - 10 February 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Startup Europe Week 2017 - Launch Event
Startup Europe Week (SEW) is an initiative of Startup Europe, which represents European regional and local authorities. It is a large event with a series of meetups taking place from 6 to 10 February 2017 in over 40 countries, supported by more than 208 organisers.
See also : Startup Europe Week
#WomenInTech organised the first ever coding session in the European Commission
Learning to programme means getting to understand tech innovation while innovating oneself. In honour of the 201st birthday anniversary of Ada Lovelace and as part of EU Code Week, about twenty #WomenInTech gathered for a discussion and the first ever coding session in the European Commission.
Contact : Joanna Lindberg, Women in Tech policy officer and co-coordinator of EU Code Week at the European Commission
Launch of Imec's European networking hub in Brussels
Imec is a world-leading R&D and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. Last week, it opened a European networking hub at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB).
25 January 2017 - Brussels, Belgium
Workshop on Standard Essential Patents in the context of new ICT standardisation developments (IoT, 5G)
The workshop will serve to gather views from stakeholders, in particular industry and research, which will be an input for the planned Communication on Standards Essential Patents in accordance with the Communication on ICT Standardisation Priorities for the Digital Single Market
Press Releases
Тop innovators to advise on a potential European Innovation Council
The European Commission has announced the 15 members of the new High Level Group that will advise the Commission on how to strengthen support for breakthrough, market-creating innovation in Horizon 2020 and future research and innovation programmes.
Point of view
Social Science 2.0: Co-creating innovative and sustainable responses to social challenges
Involving all actors, including citizens, in the policy dialogue will not only give research the chance to have an actual impact, but will also broaden its scope. Modern risks and complexity should be better dealt with by the establishment of reflective institutions where experts and laymen can deliberate over the acceptable course of policy: co-creation in the sense of a quadruple-helix paradigm.
Contact : Dr Georgios Papanagnou, Policy Officer, Employment and Inequalities (DG Research & Innovation, European Commission)
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