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Open Innovation and Higher Education

This event explored how emerging open and collaborative innovative models can provide universities with new opportunities to develop and enhance their commercialisation as well as other business and community engagement activities. Experts in the field and practioners showcased good practice and discussed opportunities and challenges.  

The event was held on 27 September 2013 and organised by the British Library Business & IP Centre .

Daniel Hulme,  Founder and CEO of Satalia, a spin-out from University College London.discussed how solutions and services which utilise cloud-computing and platforms to provide new opportunities to connect previously disparate academic communities to solve society and industry's toughest challenges.

Brian McCaulBrian is Director at NetworthNet Ltd. Brian talked about  The Innovation Commons'; a commercial ‘space in common’ in which UK businesses, universities, business consultants and investors can come together to share ideas about new technology innovations, under-exploited intellectual property and create collaborative ventures.

Els Delaere. Els is a Senior Project Manager at  Voka Chamber of Commerce East Flanders.  Els talked about the Megabrainstorm which is organised jointly with all the the universies in Ghent. This is an intensive one-day event in which over 200 students brainstorm and develop innovative ideas.

Stefan Lindegaard: Stefan is an author, speaker and strategic advisor.  Stefan has written three books and his blog is a globally recognised destination on open innovation. Stefan delivered a talk entitled: 'Universities, Tech Transfer Units and Open Innovation: A Good Match'?

The panel discussion, facilitated by Stefan Lindegaard addressed three key challenges:

  • How to address fears and concerns about more open forms of collaboration in technology transfer from within universities and from businesses.
  • Which methods and tools to facilitate collaboration and co-creation are the most effective.
  • What open innovation models offer new opportunities for stimulating student entrepreneurship activities.

Further information about the event: Nigel Spencer; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.











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