In order to uncover relevant topics in the field of open innovation culture and open practices and to develop innovative solutions, we bring experts, practitioners and policy makers together for intensive collaboration in innovation squads.

  • ınnOsquad 1 - Systems Mapping

    The first innOsquad undertakes a system analysis of the openness of the German innovation system, as preliminary work for the creation of a mission statement for openness.


    The first innOsquad supports the program Mission Statement for Openness ınnOmap Workshop. The team is using a participatory approach to create a systems map on the German innovation system. This will form the basis for an emerging mission statement for openness and future strategy to promote openness in business and science. It will also identify promising topics and measures for the future


    Dr. Judith Mühlenhoff

    Programme Manager / Open Science & Innovation

    0172 2331609

  • innOsquad 2 - From Open to Accessible

    The second innOsquad deals with the question of how science can be made more inclusive.

    How accessible are the approaches of Open Science actually, and for whom? To what extent are the claims to openness formulated as the normative ideal of a modern form of doing science actually being met? Which population groups are addressed by communication activities and an invitation to participate, who actually makes use of it? To what extent do the still existing obstacles to Open Science in the form of structures and incentive systems in science affect some people in particular, and to what extent can Open Science approaches themselves have an exclusionary effect? And how can Open Science be made more inviting and accessible in practical terms?

    Together with
    Philipp Schrögel, University of Heidelberg;

    Fellow of the Wikimedia Fellowship Free Knowledge and involved in the project “Science for All”, different perspectives on this were examined in two workshops in 2020 and a discussion paper was developed. The result “From Open Science to Accessible Science” serves as a stimulus and basis for discussion for Open Science actors & pioneers on the topic of diversity and inclusion in the sciences.

    The paper is published since July 2020, developed in collaboration with:

    • Caroline Fischer
      University of Potsdam
    • Claudia Göbel
      Institut für Hochschulforschung Halle-Wittenberg
    • Maximilian Heimstädt
    • Christian Humm
      Karlsruher Institute for Technology
    • Ringo Rösener
      University of Leipzig
    • Wiebke Rössig
      The Museum für Naturkunde
    • Ronny Röwert
      Hamburg University of Technology
    • Markus Siegers
      Nosconte AG
    • Ines Theileis
      The Museum für Naturkunde

    As well as other contributors who have not been named at their own request.


  • innOsquad 3 - Future Skills for Openness

    The third innOsquad will address the question of what skills and abilities people need to act successfully in Open Processes.

    Open Innovation and Open Science are on everyone’s lips. They promise custom-fit solutions, radical innovations and novel insights for science, business and society.

    But to successfully apply Open Practices, certain skills, abilities and knowledge are needed. innOsci therefore addresses the question: What are the ‘Future Skills for Openness’?

    What skills do we need to integrate ‘openness’ into our thinking and actions? How can we develop an inner attitude that allows and even welcomes openness and thus also uncertainty in research, cooperation and innovation processes?

    What skills do we need in an increasingly digitalized world of work and what knowledge do we need to acquire in order to solve global sociopolitical challenges? And where and how are these future skills taught?

    With a team of 12 experts from different fields, we are trying to find them…the Future Skills for Openness. In a further step, we want to derive recommendations for action for the relevant policy makers and develop tips for practitioners.

    • Prof. Dr. Herbert Asselmeyer
      Professor for Applied Organizational Pedagogy, University of Hildesheim
    • Anna Bänfer
      Project Manager Study PLUS/ Business Development, COGNOS AG
    • Dr. Sirkka Freigang
      Head of Smart Learning & New Work Experience (IOX/PA-BS), Bosch.IO GmbH
    • Prof. Dr. Arnd Gottschalk
      Faculty of Economics, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurth
    • Dr. Christiane Grill
      Project Manager Priority Setting, Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft Open Innovation in Science Center
    • Franziska Höring
      Head of the Office of the University Association for the Qualification of Young Scientists in Germany (UniWiND) e. V.
    • Dr. Anna-Maria Karl
      Director, Kienbaum Consultants International GmbH
    • Elke Karrenberg
      Head of Human Resources Development, JGU Mainz
    • Veronika Mohr
      Innovation and Sustainability Consultant at The Morph Company
    • Birgit Oelker
      Institute for Social and Organizational Pedagogy, Nursing and Care Organization Cluster, University of Hildesheim
    • Phillipp Osswald
      People & Learning for SE A Siemens Energy
    • Dr. Margarete Remmert-Rieper
      Senior Consultant Competence Development and Consulting, Tutech Innovation GmbH
    • Katharina Schüller
      Managing Director and Founder of STAT-UP

    This innOsquad will be moderated by graduate psychologist Antariya Kaeding

    (focus: work, industrial and organizational psychology) from the Agentur für Klarheit.


    Wiebke Hoffmann

    Programme Manager / Community & Open Innovation

    030 322982 323