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


Recent publications

Study (in German)

Openness in international science and innovation policy

What can Germany learn from international science and innovation policy when it comes to promoting openness? This question is answered by innOsci’s new study. It analyzes the various instruments for promoting openness as well as current developments and pioneering countries. The analysis, prepared by the innovation consultancy winnovation, was based on 88 examples from 27 countries. Of these, 15 best practices show that progressive policies think Open Science and Open Innovation bigger and strengthen a shared ecosystem of science and innovation.

To get a printed version of the study, please contact Judith Mühlenhoff.


Generation O – scaling Open Practices in Higher Education: How can we help «open-pioneers», «-innovators», and «-activists» change the Higher Education System?

The innOsci FutureLab Program by Stifterverband works with multidisciplinary teams and utilizes innovation methods to develop solutions for the most pressings challenges in Education, Science and Innovation. In the presentation I will discuss best practices and approaches for designing strategies, support structures, and processes for implementing and scaling open practices in Higher Education and strengthening Generation O (open-pioneers, -innovators, and -activist). I will introduce innovation methodologies such as personas, empathy maps, cover stories, and prototypes and show ways how they could be utilized for systemic change. Finally, I will reflect on ways how open practices can be strengthened to become a powerful tool to make research and science more accessible in all arenas in society.


The innOsci Training Plan for Open Innovation

How can Open Innovation work in practice? The innOsci training plan for Open Innovation helps to make organizations fit for Open Innovation.
The poster is the result of a dialog in the context of our innOpeers program with corporate practitioners and innovation researchers on success factors and obstacles in the implementation of open innovation.


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: