Aug102020

Stakeholder Dialogue: Potentials and hurdles of open science from the perspective of open pioneers and policy makers.

During the workshop, observations and assumptions from the innOsci Future Lab will be presented and reflected upon with a select group of policy makers.

Open movements have encompassed all sectors of society. Data, access, source, science, innovation, government can be open. Open innovation cultures promise fast and better solutions in a complex and dynamic world. At the same time, this development demands changes from us, from organizations and from systems: Established norms, procedures or structures are put to the test with regard to their innovation-friendliness. The associated changes must be actively shaped by policy makers. Examples are the adaptation of job profiles, the opening of the research process or the foundation of new institutes that go beyond transfer services.

The event is aimed at actors who shape the framework conditions for open practices in science, in particular representatives from university managements, heads of departments and specialist units in ministries and administration, specialist officers and staff in staff units of universities and science institutions.

Initiating a dialogue between Practitioners and Policy Makers

During the workshop, observations and assumptions from the innOsci Future Lab will be presented and reflected upon with a selected group of policy makers. You will gain insight into motivations and interests of open innovators and practitioners. Often it is individuals who drive structural or systemic change processes. They follow a vision, influence discourses, overcome resistance, implement new standards. Their daily work is the background for learning about institutional change needs towards more openness-promoting frameworks.

Get to know good practices and discuss together with representatives of open communities and other stakeholders from science and politics the potentials and needs for action of openness in science as well as derived requirements for policy making:

  • What role do Open Practices play in the higher education policies of individual countries?
  • Which framework conditions are perceived as conducive or obstructive from the perspective of open communities?
  • How can Open Practices be more strategically embedded in science institutions?
Participatory Policy Making

Participants are invited to actively participate in an interactive and digital format. The browser-based applications Zoom and Miro will be used. As the InnOsci Future Lab progresses, you will receive regular updates on results via the online community and have the opportunity to contribute to the lab’s recommendations. The number of participants is limited.

Program schedule

13:15
Arrival and virtual coffee

13:30
Welcome and round of introductions

14:15
Open Practices: Examples of good practice

14:45
Potentials and hurdles from the perspective of innovators and users

3:00 p.m.
Break

15:15
Breakout Sessions.

  • What is the role of Open Practices in higher education policies in each country?
  • How can Open Practices be more strategically embedded in science institutions?

4:15 pm
Wrap-up of the workshop

16:30
End of the event/virtual coffee