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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-INSO-2015
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Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 234 366,20

Participants (17)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 234 303,35
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO CENTRE D'INNOVACIO I TECNOLOGIA DE LA UPC
Spain
EU contribution
€ 178 769,84
Address
C/ Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
IFM EDUCATION AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 185 402,69
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TS Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 164 687,56
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 92 560,09
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 169 622,81
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 154 816,44
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE JOINT INSTITUTE FOR INNOVATION POLICY AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 225 941,26
Address
15 Rue De La Science
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
I2M UNTERNEHMENSENTWICKLUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 189 023,31
Address
Hangweg 27
8052 Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BAX INNOVATION CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 133 078,36
Address
Calle Casp 116-118, 5
08013 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SPIRIT DESIGN - INNOVATION AND BRAND GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 140 605,84
Address
Hasnerstrasse 123 Stiege 1/4 Stock Top 1+2
1160 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOVAWIN 2006 SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 958
Address
C Ernest Lluch 32 Planta 3 Puerta 10
08302 Mataro
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EY COGNISTREAMER
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 81 581,74
Address
Engelse Wandeling (Kor) 2 Bus K 10
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 138 970,24
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 168 111,13
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 158 750
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CA TECHNOLOGIES DEVELOPMENT SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 110 898,64
Address
Plaza De La Pau Sn Wtc Alameda Park Edificio 2 Planta 4
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)