14/02/2018

EU Open Research and Innovation Policy

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Tags: Open Innovation | 3Os


The advent of digital technologies is making science and innovation more open, collaborative and global. In this context Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World have been set as the three strategic priorities of the European Union’s research and innovation policy.

"Open Science" refers to the possibilities and implications of digital/ web-based technologies in research with the aim of transforming the entire research process to make it more open, replicable and re-usable.

"Open Innovation" refers to a specific, strategic opening of innovation processes: knowledge producers, funding bodies and (potential) users work together crossing boundaries of organisations, sectors or disciplines to develop new products and services.

"Open to the World" refers to creating opportunities for research cooperation between Europe and other research areas worldwide.

Dr Kostas Glinos, EU Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore delivered a talk explaining the “three O’s policy”, while highlighting the implications this policy has for enhancing research and innovation cooperation between the EU and Southeast Asia. The Talk was kindly hosted by Thailand's National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI).

The presentation slides can be accessed EU Open S&R&I Policy (24.93 MB) .