The Open Science and innovation ecosystem is complex and diverse. On our glossary page, we explain some important terms.


Recent publications

Discussion paper & Toolkit

Open Circular Science / How to make your research process open and sustainable

The discussion paper presents Open Circular Science as an approach to strengthen openness and sustainability in research projects. A toolkit makes it possible to analyse one’s own research process with regard to the potential for openness and to identify potential for designing resource-conserving, environmentally and climate-friendly research.


Open Circular Science / Canvas

The canvas provides an overview of the phases of an open and circular research process. It should help to identify central fields of action and potentials for a circular design or transformation of the research project.


Future Skills for Openness/ A framework for promoting openness in science and business

In this paper, we focus on the question of which mindset, skills and tools academics in business ( Open Innovation) and science ( Open Science) as well as in their working environments in companies, universities and research institutions need, in order to promote an openness culture . We would like to shed light on which competences organisations can promote so that people in the above-mentioned institutions can successfully (co-) create the desired change towards more openness. (In German)


We have collected interesting approaches from around the world on the topics of openness and openness in times of Corona .


The world of a new Open Innovation Culture offers a rich set of tools, for co-creation, teamwork and knowledge transfer. Here are a couple of inspirations for the Openness toolbox.

Atlas Open Practices

Looking for new sources of knowledge and inspiration for open practices?

Find what you’re looking for – on our map for open science and innovation: