Online conference 'Openness and Commercialisation: How the two can go together'

Event details 

  • Date & time: 3 December 2020 from 13:30 to 17:00 CET, and 4 December from 09:00 to 12:30 CET.
  • Location: Online through zoom
  • Co-organisers: CESAER with contributions from Task Force Open Science and Task Force Innovation, in collaboration with TU Delft, TU Wien, Scientific Knowledge Services, Politecnico di Torino, RWTH Aachen University, Focus on Open Science, and the University of Strathclyde
  • CESAER Secretariat support: Mattias Björnmalm, mattias.bjornmalm@cesaer.org
  • This is an open event which will be open to anyone interested. 
  • Please register for this free online conference

Summary

These online 'Openness and commercialisation' events will give insight and room for discussion on the interface between academia and industry. The online events consists of a combination of inspiring keynote speakers, Q&A’s, breakout sessions, panel discussions and short talks.

Description

Open Science offers new opportunities to advance science. A large part of its attraction is the potential to accelerate the transition from scientific discoveries to real life solutions. Although substantial progress has been achieved in many branches of the Open Science movement (e.g. Open Access, Open Education, FAIR data), the aim of Open Science to help accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries should not be forgotten. With these principles in mind, we will explore successful collaborations between academia and industry based on collaboration, openness and transparency.
Despite a common (mis)understanding, commercial exploitation is compatible with Open Science and can play a synergistic role reinforcing each other by building trust and increasing impact. But, in order to do so successfully, these two sides need to find common understanding of each other’s needs and wishes and closely collaborate to maximise the positive impact they can have on society.
These 'Openness and commercialisation' online events will give insight and room for discussion about the collaborations between academia and industry.

Programme

3 December - Day 1

13.30 - 13.50 - Welcome remarks by Karel Luyben (Chair of Executive Board of the European Open Science Cloud)
13.50 - 14.20 - Keynote speech by Veronica Beneitez-Pinero (Valorisation Policies & IPR, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission)
14.20 - 14.30 - Q&A
14.30 - 14.40 - Coffee break
14.40 - 15.40 - Breakout sessions (from abstracts)
15.40 - 16.00 - Feedback from breakout sessions
16.00 - 16.10 - Coffee break
16.10 - 16.40 - Keynote speech by Marie Louise Conradsen (Aarhus University)
16.40 - 16.50 - Q&A
16.50 - 17.00 - Wrap up and close of day 1

4 December - Day 2

09.00 - 09.10 - Welcome remarks
09.10 - 09.40 - Keynote speech by Allan Hanbury (TU Wien)
09.40 - 09.50 - Q&A
09.50 - 10.00 - Coffee break
10.00 - 11.00 - Panel discussion chaired by Tim Bedford (University of Strathclyde) with panelists:

  • Norbert Lütke-Entrup (Head of Corporate Technology & Innovation Management of Siemens)
  • Sophie Bailes (Director Digital Strategy of AstraZeneca)
  • Laura MacDonald (Chief Executive of Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals)
  • Shalini Kurapati (Co-Founder & CEO of Clearbox AI Solutions)

11.00 - 11.10 - Coffee break
11.10 - 11.40 - Short talks from abstracts
11.40 - 12.10 - Keynote speech by Chas Bountra (University of Oxford & Structural Genomics Consortium)
12.10 - 12.20 - Q&A
12.20 - 12.30 - Wrap up, closing remarks and next steps

Call for Lightning Talks

We are hereby opening a call for abstracts to deliver a Lightning Talk within the conference, taking place during the session from 11.10 to 11.40 on the 4th of December.Lightning talks are focused and short presentations of maximum 7 minutes plus 1-2 min for questions.

We encourage diverse contributions, particularly from those interested in or working at the interface of academic and non-academic partners. This could include presenting a new idea or concept, or sharing an experience or a new finding. We are especially looking for:

  • Experiences from collaborations between research communities and industry following open science principles
  • Successful experiences and challenges and pitfalls when applying open science principles within a company/SME
  • Innovative ideas to facilitate engagement between industry and academic partners in open science projects
  • Stories/experiences about challenges and barriers to apply open science principles within researchers and industry collaborations and methods to overcome them

We encourage submissions from all categories of gender, ethnicity, and professional seniority.

Deadline for submission is October 26. The Steering Committee will inform you whether your submission has been successful by 6 November.

Call for Breakout Sessions

We are hereby opening a call for abstracts to deliver a Breakout Session from 14.40 to 15.40 on the 3rd of December. We encourage diverse contributions, particularly from those interested in or working at academic or non-academic environments or at the interface of both. This could include presenting experiences, challenges and solutions, ideas, concepts or best practices, in the context of open science and commercialisation. Topics could be in the area of open innovation, knowledge transfer or patenting and assigning licences, etc.

We are especially looking for interactive breakout sessions in formats like:

  • Interactive workshop
  • Roundtable discussion
  • World cafe
  • Paper discussions

The breakout sessions will be a maximum of 60 minutes followed up by short talks summarising the outcomes of each breakout session to the whole audience. The Breakout sessions will take place in Zoom using the Breakout Room functionality and will take place in parallel to each other.

Please ask us if you have questions regarding the technical and organisational setup. We encourage submissions from all categories of gender, ethnicity, and professional seniority. 

Deadline for submission is October 26. The Steering Committee will inform you whether your submission has been successful by 6 November.

Submitting a proposal for Lightning Talk or Breakout session

Please submit your proposal for a Lightning Talk or Breakout session in the registration form. If you submitted a proposal for a Lightning Talk or Breakout session, the Steering Committee will inform you whether your submission has been successful by 6 November.