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Improving university, industry and society interfaces to boost the throughput capacity of Europe's innovation stakeholders

Objective

Science2Society creates, pilots and shares good practices, guidelines and training materials that improve awareness and practical performance in seven concrete university-industry-society interfacing schemes especially affected by Science 2.0 and open innovation. It covers a very wide range of interfacing / co-creation approaches (and the synergy between them) and advances far beyond the traditional role of the interface as a facilitator of knowledge transfer from university to business. Sound methodological frameworks will be combined with 'real life' experience from practitioners in science and industry, making the transition from promising blueprints to actual change within some 3000 actors in Europe by 2020. Science2Society does not only collect knowledge and models; it deeply and innovatively analyses how these can be improved (using advanced methods pioneered in business practice such as process re-engineering, design thinking and change management) and runs substantial experiments to validate the created optimized interfacing schemes. A complete package of dissemination activities will ensure that these results measurably impact the performance of European universities (and other stakeholders) in this area. Our project brings together both practitioners as well as method and system experts; it brings together universities, industries, research & technology organizations and SMEs. The project is endorsed by large (EU-level) networks of peers and ecosystem partners, allowing the project to actually engage in direct dialogue during project execution with hundreds of actors far beyond the consortium itself. Moreover, by building and establishing a Community of Practice type Learning and Implementation Alliance, we will ensure that a self-sustained cross-sector community on the subject of Science 2.0-enabled innovation ecosystems (and the key role of universities interfacing with their ecosystem partners) will be in place and operational by the end of our project.

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Net EU contribution
€ 234 366,20
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 234 366,20

Participants (17)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 234 303,35
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 234 303,35
FUNDACIO CENTRE D'INNOVACIO I TECNOLOGIA DE LA UPC
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 178 769,84
Address
C/ Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 178 769,84
IFM EDUCATION AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 185 402,69
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TS Cambridge

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Region
East of England East Anglia Cambridgeshire CC
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 185 402,69
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 164 687,56
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 164 687,56
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 92 560,09
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

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Region
Darmstadt Darmstadt, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 92 560,09
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 169 622,81
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 169 622,81
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 154 816,44
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 154 816,44
THE JOINT INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION POLICY AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 225 941,26
Address
15 Rue De La Science
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 225 941,26
I2M UNTERNEHMENSENTWICKLUNG GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 189 023,31
Address
Hangweg 27
8052 Graz

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 189 023,31
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 133 078,36
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 133 078,36
SPIRIT DESIGN - INNOVATION AND BRAND GMBH
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 140 605,84
Address
Hasnerstrasse 123 Stiege 1/4 Stock Top 1+2
1160 Wien

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 140 605,84
INNOVAWIN 2006 SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 89 958,00
Address
C Ernest Lluch 32 Planta 3 Puerta 10
08302 Mataro

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 89 958,00
EY COGNISTREAMER
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 81 581,74
Address
Engelse Wandeling (Kor) 2 Bus K 10
8500 Kortrijk

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 81 581,74
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 138 970,24
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 138 970,24
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 168 111,13
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 168 111,13
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 158 750,00
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 158 750,00
CA TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT SPAIN SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 110 898,64
Address
Plaza De La Pau Sn Wtc Alameda Park Edificio 2 Planta 4
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 110 898,64