The Three Os – Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World
The way that science works is fundamentally changing and an equally important transformation is taking place in how companies and societies innovate. The advent of digital technologies is making science and innovation more open, collaborative and global. In this light Commissioner Carlos Moedas has set three goals for EU research and innovation policy: Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World.
These three goals were first discussed by Commissioner Moedas in a speech in June 2015, showing how research and innovation contribute across the political priorities of the European Commission. These goals do not represent a new policy initiative or funding programme as such, but a way to reinforce existing programmes such as Horizon 2020, and reinvigorate existing policies such as the European Research Area.
The book Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World - a vision for Europe brings together some of the key conceptual insights behind the "Three Os" and highlights actions that are already taking place or are being prepared at time of publication in May 2016. It is hoped that the ideas and initiatives described in the book will stimulate anyone interested in European research and innovation, encourage debate and lead to new ideas on what the European Union should do, should not do, or do differently.
Find out more
- RISE Report
Europe’s future: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World
- RISE Workshops
The Impact of Smart Specialisation Strategies on Pockets of Excellence and Regional Growth, Crete, 6-8 October 2015
Tsipouri, L., 'Pockets of Excellence as drivers of regional growth' (April 2017)
- External studies
Jakimowicz, K., Osimo, D., Mayer, T., Mureddu, F., Vigo, I. (Open Evidence): New financial instruments for innovation as a way to bridge the gaps of EU innovation support (2017) 1.4 MB
Crespo, J., Balland, P-A., Boschma, R., Rigby D.: Regional Diversification Opportunities and Smart Specialization Strategies (2017) 1.4 MB