Department of Political Science

Open Innovation in Science (OIS) Research Conference 2022

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Maria-Theresa Norn - Participant

Irene Ramos-Vielba - Participant

Louise Isgaard Saugstrup - Participant

Massimo Graae Losinno - Participant

Thomas Kjeldager Ryan - Participant

Carter Walter Bloch - Participant

The potential impact of Open Science Partnerships on scientific research and its uptake in industry.                                                                    In recent years, a small but growing number of Open Science Partnerships (OSPs) have emerged. OSPs are a novel form of public-private research collaborations that adhere to principles of openness, including free and wide dissemination of research outputs and the absence of intellectual property rights. OSPs differ in their aims but share objectives such as the advancement of science, accelerating the uptake of research outputs in industry, and bolstering the contribution of science to the development of solutions to unsolved challenges in industry and society. OSPs are described as part of a response to challenges in industrial R&D, such as declining productivity of R&D and limitations of closed, IPR-reliant innovation models.
With the exception of a handful of studies focused on the Structural Genomics Consortium, OSPs have been the subject of limited, systematic study. Given the growing interest in OSPs, there is a need for further research on their defining features and their outcomes for the development and application of scientific research.
This paper presents the preliminary findings from an impact assessment of the Open Discovery Innovation Network (ODIN) at Aarhus University, an ongoing three-year project funded by a philanthropic foundation that provides competitive funding for basic research collaborations between academic researchers and private firms with the aim of accelerating drug discovery.
We investigate in what respects and to what extent ODIN differs from conventional frameworks for university-industry collaboration, and what motivates academic researchers and private firms, respectively, to enter into ODIN-funded projects. Implications for the potential impact of ODIN on scientific research and its use and uptake in industry are discussed.
The paper draws on a document study of ODIN and the 11 projects that have been funded and initiated under ODIN, as well as on interviews with principal investigators and industry participants in the projects.
11 May 202213 May 2022


ConferenceOpen Innovation in Science (OIS) Research Conference 2022
LocationCERN IdeaSquare, hybrid (online)
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