Science2Society carried out an in-depth pilot activity on the most common and relevant University-Industry-Society (UIS) Interaction Mechanisms and focused on seven of the most relevant of them. The Science2Society team is now presenting the results of this study in a very useful format: the Science2Society blueprints!
News & Events
On the 26th of September 2018 an interactive workshop was held by Benjamin Walter at the Institute of Technology and Product Engineering (KIT-IPEK) in Karlsruhe, during the last day of the Science2Society-project meeting. The focus of this workshop was ProVIL (Product development with future users in a Virtual Idea-Laboratory), a Live-Lab to research processes, methods and tools of distributed product generation engineering.
During the ISMA 2018 conference, an interactive S2S workshop will be organized for researchers who are mobile between different sectors (industry, research organization and/or university). This interactive workshop aims at gathering and sharing experiences, bottlenecks and best practices between mobile PhD researchers in all phases of their project (start, middle, end).
In the framework of the EU funded project Science2Society, the TU Darmstadt Open Innovation marketplace is being developed. In this workshop we will show you what the marketplace is about and how it works. Furthermore, we want to receive your opinion on the marketplace and discuss with you about further possibilities to find research partners and to exploit your ideas.
Agenda available soon. Stayed tuned through our social channels.
Contact person: Philipp Neubauer, Neubauer@sam.tu-darmstadt.de
On the 17th of May a group of dedicated innovation practitioners met at Bosch Engineering Center in Linz, Austria. Large companies like Bosch and Fronius were also present as well as high-tec SMEs like Tecpond. The focus of this Science2Society outreach activity was to discuss current good practices for Technology- and Innovation Management and what approaches work most efficient to transfer such knowledge from academia to industry. “Knowledge transfer” is one of the seven interaction mechanisms Science2Society is focusing on in it piloting activities.
Last 8 of June 2018 was held at the UPC, the Barcelona Science2Society local workshop.
The UPC Vice-rector for Knowledge Transfer and Innovation, Jordi Berenguer, welcomed the attendants, and introduced some facts and figures about the knowledge transfer activities developed by the UPC. Juan Pérez, European Projects Manager at CIT UPC, introduced the Science2Society project to the audience.
Josep M. Piqué, President of IASP, introduced success factors in technology transfer with some examples.
S2S representatives attended the University-Industry Interaction Conference in London on 20-22 June 2018. During the conferece the posters "How can research waste be minimized in industrial co-located teams?" and " How can design-thinking connect European research to business?" were presented, and a brief description of the project was included in the conference website.
On June 8, the Center for Innovation and Technology of UPC (CIT UPC) will host a workshop on 'Improving technology transfer in Europe', within the framework of the Science2Society (S2S) project. The objective of the event is to provide a space for debate and exchanging experiences in technology transfer, through the pilot projects that are being developed in S2S.
Science2Society also works in the optimisation process of building international collaborative R&D initiatives. We feel that, presently, the combined effort to submit such bids (like the typical H2020 Research and Innovation Action 70 page proposals) is increasingly difficult to fit into the working schedule of R&D professionals in academia and industry.