Open Innovation

European Commission provides policy initiatives, funding schemes and support services related to open innovation. Information about all funding and support possibilities one can find under the Open innovation resources portal.

The ERAC Standing Working Group on Open Science and Innovation (ERAC SWG OSI) released the document “Opinion on Open Innovation and recommendations”. The main conclusions are as follows:

  • Open Innovation is a heterogenous approach which favours cutting across the boundaries between organizations, sectors, disciplines and communities to develop new products, services, processes and practises as well as to generate new knowledge.
  • Open Innovation means that civil society, science, industry and government work together in dynamic, diverse innovation ecosystems.
  • Open Innovation and the protection of intellectual property are not mutually exclusive concepts. The application of Open Innovation strategies requires actors to take a highly conscious approach to managing intellectual property as well as knowledge taking account of the many different options across the entire spectrum of IP protection and exploitation.