I am giving a talk and moderating a panel session at the British Library event, Open Innovation and Higher Education, in London this Friday.
The panel session focuses on the below three questions and it would be great to hear your thoughts on either of them. Feel free to post a comment!
• How can we address fears and concerns about more open forms of collaboration in tech transfer both from within universities and from businesses? The role of IPR and protection comes into this.
• What methods and tools to facilitate collaboration and co-creation are most effective? This will look at the role of online platforms but also look at the role of other engagement activities. This question is partially driven by a concern that there has been a concentration in the UK on platform design and development at the expense of actually getting out and engaging with businesses and communities.
• What open innovation models offer new opportunities for stimulating student entrepreneurship activities?
With regards to resources on collaboration and open innovation for universities and tech transfer units, I can point the these reads and websites:
Fuentek: A consulting company that also offers great insights
Association of European Science & Tech Transfer Professionals: I gave a talk at one of their recent conferences. There is a bunch of great people here and we had some heated exchanges – quite interesting! : – )
Tech Transfer Central: A leading content provider in tech transfer and research commercialization
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