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Neue Studie des Stifterverbandes: Was gewinnen wir durch Open Science und Open Innovation?

by Birgit Fingerle The study“What do we gain through Open Science and Open Innovation? – The concept of strategic openness and its relevance to Germany” was published at the end of January 2019. It was developed as part of the Initiative for Open Science and Innovation by The Stifterverband, and was conducted in cooperation with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society and winnovation consulting gmbh. The study shows that Germany has a huge amount of catching up to do in comparison with other European countries and […]


Illuminating Dark Knowledge

Image: LA at Night, Wikimedia, https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/LA_at_night.jpg  Without being able to build on top of existing — search tools and indexes — innovation in search engines is being held back and letting down researchers and the public. The Open Access and Open Science movement that have worked hard to make free hundreds of thousands of publications, but at …

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Opening up science: How the library will become a hub for open innovation and science

Openness in science and innovation can be looked at in two dimensions: On the one hand, the integration of a wide range of knowledge providers into the different phases of the science/implementation process. On the other, the creation of transparency and free access to the results of scientific study. A new initiative from the Stifterverband (Donors Association for Open Science and Innovation) has set itself the goal of no longer seeing open innovation and open science as separated according to economics and science. Instead, it is hoped that the joint debate and the creation of interfaces will make it easier […]


Research data infrastructure development: The pros and cons of user involvement

FAIR use of data is one of the hot topics on the science policy agenda. To achieve FAIR Data or even publicly accessible data, appropriate research data infrastructures (RDIs) are needed. There are various national, transnational and international developments of information infrastructures or research data infrastructures that are currently being conceptualized, implemented or further emerging. Notable examples are the “National Open Science Cloud” in the Netherlands, the “Open Research Data Infrastructure” in the UK, the “Australian Research Data Cloud”, the German Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI) or the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC). The mantra of user involvement Nowadays, along with […]


Synchronising Open Science and Open Innovation

The last six months show that key priorities of the European Commission in the European Research Area (ERA) need to be synchronised – in particular for Open Innovation and Open Science there seem to be sensible reasons for such a synchronisation. How this can be done with the help of Science 2.0 is outlined in…


Synchronising Open Science and Open Innovation

The last six months show that key priorities of the European Commission in the European Research Area (ERA) need to be synchronised – in particular for Open Innovation and Open Science there seem to be sensible reasons for such a synchronisation. How this can be done with the help of Science 2.0 is outlined in…


Open Science: Ein Kernthema für die Europäische Kommission

Auf der EU-Konferenz zu „A New Start for Europe. Opening Up to an ERA of Innovation“ stellte der EU-Kommissar für Forschung, Wissenschaft und Innovation, Carlos Moedas, am 22. Juni die Prioritäten der Europäischen Kommission in diesen Bereichen vor: Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World. Open Innovation – Risikokapital als Schlüssel Laut EU-Kommissar Moedas…