Small companies with limited resources have much to gain from open innovation. But, says Wim Vanhaverbeke, a lack of suitable tools leaves SMEs struggling to organise and manage collaborations. They need support from local networks
Europe has the opportunity to enhance its innovation capacity by strengthening cooperation between analytical research institutes and companies, providing industry with new ways to access expertise and powerful state of the art machines
The days of open science have arrived and it is time to move from pay-to-read to free-to-read, says the R&D Commissioner. But publishers want to keep their subscriptions and applied research labs are concerned about IP
Brazil has been producing ethanol from sugar cane at industrial scale since the 1970s. Now the EU has announced a programme to co-develop advanced biofuels using cellulosic feedstock rather than food crops
Martin Rees, UK Astronomer Royal tells Science|Business why it is important to bring entrepreneurial cash and the principles of open innovation to bear on one of the biggest questions in science: Are we alone?
After 8 years the standard agreement will be revised, following evidence that it is little used and is seen as straightjacketing relationships between industry and academics, rather than enabling and supporting them
To be truly effective, open innovation needs to move beyond process, to tap into the spirit of innovation. This means showcasing outputs to research partners and customers, and using R&D successes to inspire students, says Declan Weldon of Air Products