innOsci, the Forum for Open Innovation Culture, was founded over two years ago. Since then, we have organised countless workshops, several programmes and most recently a three-day festival. Numerous stakeholders and experts from business, academia, civil society and politics exchanged ideas, gave advice and provided us with important insights for a better understanding of openness in praxis. In our openness analysis, we mapped this knowledge and the connections, derived action fields and initial ideas for measures to strengthen openness, as well as collaboration in the German innovation system.
It became clear that openness and collaboration in research and innovation is a driver of transformation processes and can raise innovation potential. Practised cross-sectoral openness and thus cooperation between all actors concerned helps us to overcome our major challenges such as the climate crisis, digitalisation or Covid-19.
With these urgent challenges and a new government in office, it is now a good time to draft a future vision for an Open Innovation System in Germany in a charter and to call for measures that promote cooperation between science, business, politics and civil society. This could be setting new incentives, such as tax relief for collaborative projects or new funding requirements. Another measure would be, for example, the modernisation of intellectual property rights.
We call on all actors in the German innovation system to contribute their experience and knowledge from their sector to the Openness Charter!
To this end, we are first organising a future workshop in which we will develop a future and target image for an open innovation system in 2035. After the workshop, there will be an opportunity to help formulate measures and milestones derived from the vision and to contribute to the Openness Charter. In spring, the charter will be presented to politicians and discussed with them.
Future Workshop “Open Innovation System 2035
Friday, 28.01.2022 (online)
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Brief presentation of the project results to date and development of a common vision of the future.
2 – 4 p.m.: Elaboration of the future vision on four different levels to describe a coherent new future
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