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Join us in Cambridge for the Future of Open Innovation Practices Day, on February 13th 2019.

This full day of interactive workshops and talks will showcase tangible mechanisms for facilitating stakeholder interaction to ensure science’s impact on society and the markets.

Expect valuable insights from both Academia and Industry, with keynote speeches from Dr John C Taylor, Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge and Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), Dr. Tim Minshall, and RICARDO's Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Neville Jackson.

The event is the culmination of EC funded project Science2Society, researching the future of interaction between universities, industries and broader society as a whole. Science2Society is one of very few projects that explore the future of innovation ecosystem interaction mechanisms, particularly borrowing best practices from Internet 2.0 and 3.0 platforms and communities.

The consortium is excited to share their key findings and recommendations with attendees, to support the ongoing innovation learning process.

Join the upcoming ISPIM Connects Ottawa: Innovation for Local and Global Impact held by ISPIM in Ottawa, Canada.

ISPIM is running a challenge-based innovation conference we are running in Ottawa in April.

Why challenge-based?
Well, we feel that this way we can better engage people whilst also delivering a conference that will provide the host city with greater impact. Working closely with our local partners in Ottawa, we have selected three critical challenges that are also of global importance: - Scaling Startups - Adopting AI and Analytics - Innovating with Government

We will be discussing what role innovation can play in solving these challenges and have a series of keynote presentations, discussion panels, workshops and site visits all aimed to address these challenges as well as other innovation management hot-topics.

The conference also includes some great networking social events. Headline speakers include Sir Terry Matthews (Wesley Clover International), Roseann O’Reilly Runte (Canada Foundation for Innovation) and John Shannon (National Research Council Canada)

Why attend?
For Academia - get exposed to a much broader range of practices and attitudes - experience a unique combination of academic rigour and practical relevance - meet colleagues from academia and reflect with and learn from great practice leaders from industry - open up new opportunities for research collaborations for Industry - keep up to date with the latest trends in innovation management - make connections, share your failures, get inspiration to innovate - bring ideas back that you can use in practice - discover an exceptional range of knowledge, experience, competences and opportunities to jointly drive innovation management

For Public Sector - get access to innovation management practitioners and academics - work on real challenges that will have an impact after the conference - keep informed of major developments in the field of innovation management - uncover opportunities for mutual learning

Join the upcoming innovation event "ISPIM Innovation Conference: Celebrating Innovation: 500 Years since Da Vinci" held by ISPIM in Florence, Italy. 

ISPIM's annual innovation conference takes place in Florence in June 2019.

The conference theme is "Celebrating Innovation: 500 Years since Da Vinci" and will attract around 550 innovation professionals from academia, industry, consulting and the public sector from around 50 countries worldwide. This is also our 30th conference in a series that dates back to 1974.

We will be discussing what role innovation can play in solving global challenges and have arranged a series of keynote presentations, discussion panels, workshops, site visits and great social events.

Speakers include Alex Osterwalder of Strategyzer, Luigi Dei of University of Florence, Mats Magnusson of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Christian Buchholz of Verrocchio Institute for Innovation Competence, Ravi Arora of Tata Sons, Alessandro Sordi of Nana Bianca.

Past innovation events 2012


The 5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Innovation, takes place in Seoul, Korea on 9-12 December 2012: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology. Organised by ISPIM and hosted by KISTEP – The Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning, this symposium will bring together around 200 innovation experts from 35 countries.
The three-day programme will include: Industry-Leading Keynote Speakers; Regional Luminary Speakers; "Hot Topic" Roundtable Discussions; Facilitated Themed Sessions with around 100 Academic and Practitioner Presentations; Workshops; Special Interest Groups; Academic Research Development Sessions.
As with all ISPIM events, delegates will experience a taste of local culture at magnificent dinner venues so there will be plenty of time for networking.

3 - 4 December, 2012. BioFIT is the only international partnering event in the field of technology transfer and collaborative projects in the life sciences sector. Academics, industry stakeholders and CEO entrepreneurs, together with practitioners in technology transfer, intellectual property and licensing will share best practices and knowhow, and will maximize qualified alliances thanks to a cutting-edge partnering platform.
During two days, Biofit’s ambition is to be a cutting-edge platform gathering industry and academia thus enhancing exchange and partnership thanks to licensing, collaborative projects and tech transfer. In addition to a seminar programme, the event will include a business convention powered by EBD group, a trade exhibition and presenting technologies.
For more information please visit www.biofit-event.com
20 - 21 November. Global Innovation Forum is a dynamic meeting that brings together professionals with diverse backgrounds, great experience and knowledge. It creates the perfect opportunity to build a strong professional network, obtain new insights and share business practices. The event is inspiring and offers “hands-on”, innovative suggestions on how to find practical answers and generate own successful innovation strategies. The 2nd edition of the forum will offer speeches from IBM, Philip Morris, BP, Coca-Cola, GSK, Bayer, IKEA, Volkswagen, Nike, Novartis, Danone, Huawei, Deutsche Telekom, Samsung, eBay and Unilever. The major themes of the forum will be Open Innovation and Partnerships, Sustainability Innovation, Design Thinking, Culture of Innovation and Creativity, Rewards and Recognition, Social Tools to Drive Innovation, etc. We have learnt a lot from the 1st edition of the forum and this time we will try to offer even more interactivity and diversity of the agenda by introducing workshops, brainstorming sessions and break-our presentations. 
For more details and to register please visit: www.innovationforum2012.com 


The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (THEWSIE) – September 26-28, 2012 – provides an inspiring setting for fusing the world’s most meaningful ideas, designs and innovations to help transform the future of business, society and environment.
THEWSIE focuses on what’s really important to the world’s next great innovators -- practical outcomes  and profitable partnerships. And a vision of what’s yet to come in lifestyle, health, energy, technology, education, communication, and cities. THEWSIE provides an engaging environment that promotes dialogue, unrehearsed conversations, and action.
For more info & registration at: www.thewsie.org 


September 11 -12, 2012. As innovation continues to evolve, innovation champions are progressively becoming more open in their efforts to discover new ideas and turn them into innovative products and processes. Our 4th Annual Open Innovation Summit will showcase new initiatives from companies that are taking a lead role the open innovation movement.

Innolandia Summer Camp is a project that aims to provide to professional and technical innovation managers, knowledge and tools to improve their daily work. 
And for that we innovate in the format of a traditional summer school. We will conduct 8 seminars on-line, that after a presentation, let the debate among the attendees (you can see the seminars deferred until 31 August), a private online forum for sharing knowledge and best practices and a practical on-line course on the entire process of innovation management, software using the IBO.




The XXIII ISPIM Conference – Action for Innovation: Innovating from Experience – takes place on 17-20 June 2012. Organised by ISPIM, and hosted by La Salle University in partnership with Orbita97, this conference will bring together around 450 innovation experts from 55 countries. The three-day programme will include: Industry-Leading Keynote Speakers; Luminary Speakers; Innovation Thought Leaders; "Hot Topic" Roundtable Discussions; Facilitated Themed Sessions with around 230 Academic and Practitioner Presentations; Workshops; Special Interest Groups; Academic Research Development Sessions. As with all ISPIM events, delegates will experience a taste of local culture at magnificent dinner venues so there will be plenty of time for networking.
31 May and 1 June, 2012. What is meant by the term Open Innovation and how can the principles be used in practice by SME’s?
This event is intended for SME's, Knowledge Transfer Professionals and individuals interested in understanding, adopting and using OI principles.
Presented by speakers from industry, OI intermediaries, academia, creative and IP sectors, and drawing on examples from within Scotland, across the UK and Europe.
Delegates will better understand what is meant by Open Innovation; how to apply OI to business models; understand how large companies apply the principles to product development; learn from contemporaries how OI has been useful; understand how to use Intellectual Property in Open Innovation and access publically funded research; understand the role of OI intermediaries and how to unlock creativity in their business model.

May 23 - 24, 2012.  Innovators search for more efficient ways to develop new ideas, many are taking advantage of the many benefits found in open innovation. Open innovation is allowing R&D and innovation departments to collaborate with external groups in an effort to discover innovation earlier, easier and cheaper. While there are many challenges associated with collaboration and the sharing of ideas and resources, the desire is there to continue these groundbreaking initiatives.

Fleming Europe invites you to attend the Open Innovation in Pharmaceutical R&D. We have gathered worldwide Pharmaceutical specialists who will share their knowledge with you.

Open Innovation in Pharmaceutical R&D (to be held on April 26-27, 2012 in Amsterdam) presents great opportunity for you to face the challenges and discuss the most successful ways of sustained productivity by combining the ideas and know-how from industry with the innovation potential of leading academic scientists.



18-20 April 2012: Barcelona, Spain. Engendering cultural change and business model redesign to optimise open information flows for reduced development cost and risk.
This 2nd annual marcus evans conference will examine the best practices of open innovation; how to build successful partnerships, improve your ability to redesign business models of innovation and the key benefits of crowd sourcing, all to enhance the successful adoption of open innovation. 
Attendees will be provided with extensive, invaluable knowledge on how to overcome the main challenges surrounding open innovation including intellectual property and cultural change. 
You will understand how to foster new relationships that will carry the industry forward, enter new markets and expand knowledge boundaries to stay successful and competitive.


13 - 14 September. Led by Pfizer and Novartis, this groundbreaking conference delivers only case studies that demonstrate either a disruptive or an innovative approach to advancing clinical trials. Mobile Clinical Trials, Virtual Trials, Open Source Clinical Development are just a few examples of case studies featured. This conference is designed to be engaging in a highly informative format, similar to the style of TED events. Each session will deliver a clear set of objectives, summary and key take-aways around:
1.Challenges and opportunities in clinical development/trials
2.Innovations in science applied to clinical development/trials
3.Innovations in technology applied to clinical development/trials
4.New business models for clinical development/trials

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