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European Commission OISPG Open Innovation
In this issue - February 2017

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I was delighted to recently join Mastercard taking on a role of leading the Global Digital Practice in the Mastercard Advisors organization.
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13 - 14 June 2017 - Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2017
The fifth edition of the high-level conference will be held in the heart of Transylvania - Cluj-Napoca in June 2017!
Contact : OI2 team
10 March 2017 - Rue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 5, 1000, Bruxelles
Fostering the use of digital media for youth engagement and active citizenship
25 youngsters from Belgium, Spain and Croatia will share their 6-day training findings on migration, refugees, Europe and digital media.
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18 - 21 June 2017 - Bled, Slovenia
30th Bled eConference
The conference establishes a creative environment for researchers, government, industry/business representatives and technology providers and an attractive meeting point for discussing new R&D and project ideas, also in the spirit of the new Horizon 2020. The theme of this conference is "Digital Transformation – From Connecting Things to Transforming Our Lives".
Survey on future partnerships between higher education institutions and industry
The survey examines ways of future collaboration between higher education institutions and external organizations.
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Innovation Videos
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Finalists of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017
Finalists of the EU Prize for Women Innovators 2017
Nine impressive women entrepreneurs who have created outstanding innovations and brought them to market have been nominated for the Women Innovators 2017 Prize.
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a Music Technologist in action – making music through the use of technology
Michela Magas: The Importance of Collaboration Between Tech and Music
Michela Magas: The Importance of Collaboration Between Tech and Music
Presentation at Slush Music Fest: the Music Tech Fest ecosystem has since grown to over 5000 innovators from a range of different fields, all gathering around ideas of music and tech. It has generated a Manifesto undersigned by some of the most eminent global researchers across the fields of science and humanities, and has recently spun the #MusicBricks toolkit to take music tech ideas to market
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Point of view
Developing a National Open Innovation Strategy: Five Lessons Learned from the Austrian Example
Within 12 months, the Austrian government, citizens and experts co-created a comprehensive policy framework aiming towards a nationwide quadruple helix innovation ecosystem – a courageous and encouraging exercise.
Contact : Dr. Gertraud Leimueller, Founder and Managing Director of
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Achieving innovation online: when only running an Innovation ePlatform is not enough
ePlatform for ideas sharing requires a totally new professional approach, and open communication approach where professionals have full-time involvement in creating trust between the different players
Contact : Emiliya Hubavenska, Policy and Communication
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Open Innovation – both a challenge and a chance for global change
In Central and Eastern Europe we hardly find many organizations with their own R&D departments that are sufficiently “open” to test and explore open innovation approaches.
Contact : Mariyana Hamanova-Rondini, Managing Director Cleantech Bulgaria
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