An event organised on December 3rd-4th 2020
CESAER with contributions from Task Force Open Science and Task Force Innovation, in collaboration with TU Delft, TU Wien, Scientific Knowledge Services, Politecnico di Torino, RWTH Aachen University, and the University of Strathclyde.
This is an event open to attend
* you can move between sessions by selecting a specific chapter in the timeline of the video or by opening a list in the bottom right corner of the video
3 December - Day 1
Chair: Federica Cappelluti, Associate Professor of Electronics at Politecnico di Torino and Rector’s Referent for Open Science
4 December - Day 2
Eva Méndez, Lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and Expert in Metadata
These online 'Openness and commercialisation' events will give insight and room for discussion on the interface between academia and industry. The online events consists of a combination of inspiring keynote speakers, Q&A’s, breakout sessions, panel discussions and lightning talks.
Open Science offers new opportunities to advance science. A large part of its attraction is the potential to accelerate the transition from scientific discoveries to real life solutions. Although substantial progress has been achieved in many branches of the Open Science movement (e.g. Open Access, Open Education, FAIR data), the aim of Open Science to help accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries should not be forgotten. With these principles in mind, we will explore successful collaborations between academia and industry based on collaboration, openness and transparency.
Despite a common (mis)understanding, commercial exploitation is compatible with Open Science and can play a synergistic role reinforcing each other by building trust and increasing impact. But, in order to do so successfully, these two sides need to find common understanding of each other’s needs and wishes and closely collaborate to maximise the positive impact they can have on society.
These 'Openness and commercialisation' online events will give insight and room for discussion about the collaborations between academia and industry.
The language of the event will be English.
Federica holds a PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2002) and is currently Associate Professor of Electronics at Politecnico di Torino. Her research interests mainly focus on semiconductor devices for energy and telecom. She has a long track record in international collaborations and research projects. Since 2018 Federica acts as Rector’s Referent for Open Science (OS), working at promoting best practices in open access and FAIR data management. She is a member of the fledgling Italian Observatory on OS and member of the Scientific Board of the research centre Scienza Nuova, a joint effort of Politecnico and University of Torino, aiming to address the ongoing social transformations due to the digital revolution, connecting technological and humanistic knowledge.
Eva Méndez holds a PhD in Library and Information Sciences (LIS) and is an expert in metadata. She defines herself in her Twitter profile as an ‘open knowledge militant’ (@evamen). She has been a lecturer at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), LIS department since 1997.She has been an active member of several international research teams, advisory boards and communities including: DCMI, OpenAire, Metadata2020, RDA, etc. In 2005-06 she was awarded a Fulbright Research Scholarship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA). She has taken part in and led several research projects and acted as advisor to many more in the fields related with standardization, metadata, semantic web, open data, digital repositories and libraries, in addition to information policies for development in several countries. In 2015 she won the Young Researcher of Excellence award of her University. In November 2017 she was named “Open Data Champion” by SPARC Europe. She is currently Deputy Vice President for Scientific Policy-Open Science at UC3M and member of the EU-OSPP (European Open Science Policy Platform) on behalf of YERUN (Young European Research Universities Network). She is the OSPP chair for the 2nd mandate of the platform.
Karel Luyben is Rector Magnificus Emeritus of the Delft University of Technology.
He was Rector Magnificus of the Delft University of Technology from 2010 until 2018. Before that he served as Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences for almost 12 years. In 1983 he was appointed full professor in Biochemical Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, and from there has gained experience in research, starting an SME, research leadership, leading European organisations like the European Federation of Biotechnology and CESAER.
He presently works on Open Science, through being a Board member of CESAER; Chairman of the Board of the Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences; National Coordinator for Open Science in the Netherlands; Chairman of the Task Force Open Science of CESAER; Member of the Open Science Policy Platform of the EU and chairman of the Executive Board of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC).Throughout his career he has provided consultation services to research organisations, industries and governments in the areas of Technology and Strategy & Policy.
Veronica Beneitez, lawyer by training, has spent his career working on the field of research and research policy. While starting by looking at the social sciences , she immediately got interested to learn more about the translation of research results into economy and society. That lead her to get more attracted by Intellectual property and its management. She completed a Post graduate in CEIPI ( Strasbourg) on Intellectual Property Management and since 2019, she has been working at the European Commission, under the directorate General of Research and Innovation on valorisation policies and IPRs.
Marie Louise Conradsen
Marie Louise Conradsen is Head of Open Science at Aarhus University (The Faculty of Natural Science and The Faculty of Technical Science). Since 2016, she has developed the university’s early experiments with open science within several research areas, and she now heads the ODIN initiative.
Marie Louise has a strong interest in need- and research driven innovation, as she has approached the topic from many angles throughout previous
employments in both the private and the public sector. She holds a PhD from Copenhagen Business School and a MSc in Molecular Biology and The history of Science from Aarhus University.
Title Brokering trust – using open science to foster university-industry collaboration.
The Novo Nordisk Foundation has sponsored a 3-year pilot project called the Open Discovery Innovation Network (ODIN). The initiative aims to use open science as a model for university-industry collaboration – in the very earliest and precompetitive stages of drug discovery. Based at Aarhus University (Denmark), ODIN offers a digital platform where academic researchers and industry can share research needs and crowdsource input and partners from the ODIN community. At the core of its activities, ODIN funds open and IP free research projects. In the presentation, Marie Louise Conradsen will talk about ODIN’s journey towards openness, its valorization strategy and the learnings so far.
Allan Hanbury is Professor for Data Intelligence at the TU Wien, Austria, and head of the E-Commerce Research Unit in the TU Wien Faculty of Informatics. He is also faculty member of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, and vice-president of the Data Intelligence Offensive, an organisation promoting data exchange in Austria. He was scientific coordinator of the EU-funded Khresmoi Project on medical and health information search and analysis, and is co-founder of contextflow, the spin-off company commercialising the radiology image search technology developed in the Khresmoi project. He is coordinator of DoSSIER, a Marie Curie Innovative Training Network, educating 15 doctoral students on domain-specific systems for information extraction and retrieval. He also coordinated the EU-funded VISCERAL project on evaluation of algorithms on big data, and the EU-funded KConnect project on technology for analysing medical text.
His areas of research include Data Science, Information Retrieval, Semantic Analysis and Search, Information Retrieval Evaluation, Recommender Systems, Data Mining and Machine Learning. He is author or co-author of over 150 publications in refereed journals and refereed international conferences.
Chas is Pro-Vice Chancellor for Innovation at the University of Oxford, Professor of Translational Medicine in the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, CSO for the SGC, academic lead for the Dementia Drug Discovery Institute and Professorial Fellow at Keble College, Oxford. Prior to coming back to Oxford in 2008, Chas was Vice President and Head of Biology at GlaxoSmithKline. Chas is an invited expert on several government and charitable research funding bodies, and an advisor for many academic, biotech and pharma drug discovery programmes. In 2012 he was voted one of the “top innovators in the industry”, in 2014 received the “Rita and John Cornforth Award” from the Royal Society of Chemistry, in 2017 and 2018 was voted “Master of the Bench” from the Medicine Maker Power List, and in 2018 was awarded the “Order of the British Empire” in the New Years Honours List.
Karina Angelieva is a former Counselor, Head of Sector Education and Research at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Bulgaria to the EU. She holds Master degrees in European integration and in Contemporary History from Sofia University 'St. Kliment Ohridski'. Previous positions held include Director-General of Structural Funds and International Educational Programs at the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science and Director of the Joint Innovation Centre at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (JIC – BAS). Ms. Angelieva is a founder of the Club of Young Scientists in Bulgaria and has been in charge of the coordination of National contact points’ network for the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation for 10 years. On 1 September 2018 she was appointed Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Bulgaria.
As a longtime employee of the Ministry of Education and Science in the period 2002-2009, Ms. Angelieva was involved in the coordination of the 6th EU Framework Program for Research and Technological Development, overseeing the national contact network, organising information days and training for representatives of academic and business sector to boost their participation in the program. Karina Angelieva was the head of projects under the PHARE program on the topic of overall modernisation of the research system in Bulgaria. She provided analysis and recommendations for the introduction of modern European practices in program financing on a national level. Ms. Angelieva participated in various working groups, including the group tasked with the preparation of the National Charter for SMEs and of the methodology for the Technology Transfer centers and evaluation of innovations in Bulgaria as a preparation for the participation in the OP "Competitiveness".
Karina Angelieva has extensive expertise and practical experience in the field of research and innovation, including the coordination, preparation and management of projects related to the development and deployment of new applications and services in the field of technology transfer, inter-sectoral partnership 'industry-academy' and others. As a former director of the JIC at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS), she led the innovation policy of the Academy and contributed to the establishment of an effective cooperation between BAS and the industrial sector. She also guided the participation of JIC in the Bulgarian consortium of Enterprise Europe Network.
Deputy Minister Angelieva is a member of the Commission Board of the Bulgarian-American Commission for Educational Exchange (Bulgarian Fulbright Commission). She is devoted to promoting science communication in Bulgaria and has been the driving force behind the success of the 31st EU Contest for Young Scientists (EUCYS) held Sofia in 2019. On her initiative the Bulgarian Science Portal was launched in 2019 as a step towards defragmenting the science information and communication landscape on a national level.
Tim Bedford - Chair of the Panel
Professor Tim Bedford is Associate Principal for Research and Innovation at the University of Strathclyde and Professor of Decision and Risk Analysis within the Management Science Department of Strathclyde Business School.
He has worked at the University of Strathclyde since 2001, and previously worked at Delft University of Technology and at Cambridge University. He holds a PhD in Pure Mathematics from the University of Warwick, and was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Mons for his work in Risk Analysis. In 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s national academy.
Tim is active in supporting research and innovation policy development through his work on the Universities Scotland Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee, and spent 6 years on the Scottish Funding Council Research and KE committee. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CESAER, the Association of European Universities of Science and Technology, and chairs the CESAER Taskforce on Innovation.
Norbert Lütke-Entrup has been head of the Corporate Technology & Innovation Management department of Siemens since 2012.
Norbert is responsible for developing the corporate portfolio of technology and innovation fields, driving the company’s activities in standardisation and compliance with technical law, and engaging with policy makers in the research and innovation domain.
Amongst others, Norbert is politically active as member of the Industry Advisory Council to the Bavarian State Government, as chair of the ZVEI Innovation Policy Working Group, as board member of the BDI (Federation of German Industries) Research, Innovation and Technology Committee, and as chair of the BusinessEurope Research and Innovation Working Group.
Norbert holds a master’s degree in physics from the University of Bonn (1996) as well as a PhD in physics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (1999) resulting from his work on superconductivity at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. He also holds an MBA degree from the Collège des Ingénieurs Paris (2000).
Laura MacDonald (CEO ASTP, The Netherlands) is responsible for managing this pan-European association of knowledge transfer professionals, with members across industry, academia and other stakeholders in the innovation landscape. Based at the HQ in Leiden since 2016, she works with the volunteer Board to develop and then implement strategies to advance the objectives of the association. The Association offers peer-to-peer training and best practice exchanges as well as promoting KT policy matters at national and international level. A Law graduate from the University of Glasgow, Laura’s professional life has concentrated on the knowledge transfer sector where she has gained extraordinary experience since 1992, starting out at the University of Dundee and ultimately becoming Head of Licensing at The University of Edinburgh (2001-2006) before relocating the undertake the same roles at Leiden University Medical Centre and Leiden University (2006-2016).
Shalini Kurapati is the co-founder of Clearbox AI solutions. With her multi-disciplinary expertise at the intersection of Technology, Policy and Management, Shalini leads the strategy, operations and business development at Clearbox AI. Before Clearbox AI, she successfully co-founded an AI consultancy in the Netherlands and was in the pilot team of the data stewardship project at TU Delft. She currently holds an adjunct fellowship in Open Science and RDM at Politecnico di Torino, Italy.
Shalini comes from a strong research background and is an expert of data management, data privacy and data stewardship. During her past experience as a data steward she worked on the transparency, privacy and fairness issues across data life cycles. She is now translating her experience to fairness and transparency of ML algorithms.
She has wide ranging international professional experience in the Netherlands, Sweden, India and United States. She is an effective communicator and can engage with both technical and non-technical audiences. She worked as a freelance journalist for the Times of India, the largest circulating English newspaper in India. Shalini has also been invited to speak at conferences on research data management and transparency of data life cycles across Europe.
She earned her PhD from TU Delft, the Netherlands with a focus on situation awareness, information processing and decision making in complex socio-technical systems. She is also a Certified Informational Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) with a demonstrable knowledge of GDPR and European e-Privacy laws. Shalini firmly believes that AI can add tremendous value to society as long as the human is still in the loop.