Open Innovation and Higher Education
Friday, 27 September 2013 from 10:00 to 13:00 (BST)
London, United Kingdom
Emerging open and collaborative innovative models provide universities with new opportunities to develop and enhance their commercialisation as well as other business and community engagement activities. This free event brings together experts in the field with practioners to showcase good practice and discuss the opportunities and challenges they present.
The event, organised by the British Library Business & IP Centre, and funded by the Interreg IVB Open Innovation Project , will feature presentations and a panel discussion the opportunity for delegates to participate The contributors will be:
Stefan Lindegaard: Stefan is an author, speaker and strategic advisor. His focus on the topics of open innovation, innovation culture and communication has propelled him into being a trusted advisor to many large corporations. Stefan has written three books and his blog is a globally recognised destination on open innovation. You can read further at www.15inno.com. Stefan will be facilitating the panel discussion and delivering a talk entitled: 'Universities, Tech Transfer Units and Open Innovation: A Good Match'?
‘Most universities are still working with the mentality that putting their inventions out to the public, setting the terms and waiting for the industry to beg for access will work. But can it work in a world of open access and lots of competition? Or do universities have to change their way of dealing with IPR? Stefan Lindegaard will share his thoughts on how university and their TTOs can become a part of the open innovation landscape.'
Brian McCaul: Brian is Director at NetworthNet Ltd.Brian will be talking about The Innovation Commons, a commercial ‘space in common’ in which UK universities, business consultants and investors can come together to share ideas, expertise and resources about new technology innovations, under-exploited intellectual propery and create collaborative business opportunities. ‘The Innovation Commons’ has been developed out of the JISC-funded ‘Open Livin’ project.
Els Delaere. Els is a Senior Project Manager at Voka Chamber of Commerce East Flanders. Els will be presenting the Megabrainstorm which is organised jointly with all the higher education institutions in Ghent. This is an intensive one-day event in which over 200 students brainstorm and develop innovative ideas which they present to a jury of industry professionals. It is one of the many successful initiatives to emerge from the Open Innovation Project.
Dr Daniel Hulme. Daniel is Founder and CEO of Satalia, a spin-out from University College London.
'There is a divide between academic knowledge/IP and it's use in industry/society. Emerging technologies will enable us to build bridges between the two in a seamless way. This means that academic innovations will immediately be available to create impact, and that there will also exist mechanisms that reward and incentivise these (open) academic communities to continue to engage/innovate. With expertise in new economic models emerging from technology, Satalia delivers solutions and services which utilise cloud-computing and platforms to provide new opportunities to connect previously disparate academic communities to rapidly solve of society's and industry's toughest challenges;.
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The British Library Business & IP Centre
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