LAB FOR
 OPEN INNOVATION IN 
SCIENCE

Scientists can learn about and experiment with principles and methods of Open Innovation along the entire scientific research process, from generating research questions to eventually translating scientific knowledge into innovation.

We are passionate, we want to push ourselves and we want to push the limits of our science — and the currency is knowledge. It is generating it, it is exchanging it, it is debating it in a passionate way. It is improving it — that is the process. The connection between our own science and the fire we have inside to push for that, and the potential links to society — that is what we should probably be thinking about in a new way. I do not believe one size fits all but I do believe – and I am really very passionate about this — that LOIS is the right way."
Markus Nordberg
Head of Resources Development CERN, Development and Innovation Unit, Switzerland; LOIS Faculty Member, Switzerland

LOIS participants will gain

  • familiarity with state-of-the-art concepts relevant for Open Innovation in Science (OIS)
  • develop an in-depth understanding of how different practices of openness and collaboration impact scientific research and
  • build the competences to assess and develop their own and their organizations’ ability to benefit from applying Open Innovation principles and methods

LOIS provides

  • professional development for scientists, lectures, in-class workshops, experimentation, hands-on-learning and practical implementation
  • globally networked initiative – access to international OIS good practices and networks
  • training that enables scientists to integrate OIS practices into their day-to-day work in a qualified way

LOIS target group

LOIS addresses researchers and scientists from universities and other research organizations who

  • are interested in learning about, discussing and experimenting with new ways of opening up scientific research processes 
  • aim at influencing their work environments toward enabling the application of Open Innovation in Science principles and methods 
  • can commit themselves to actively participating in LOIS training and/or practice modules

LOIS has been developed in a collaborative fashion among Open Innovation and Open Science experts from all over the world and is continuously advanced by involving the OIS community. I am very grateful for the opportunity to establish such an experimental space for rethinking the way we do science and research, discussing opportunities for how we can improve novelty, quality and impact by means of applying Open Innovation principles and methods, and designing and implementing actual Open Innovation in Science projects. LOIS is an effective nudge for the cultural shift necessary to integrate open and collaborative practices into scientists’ day-to-day work.

Marion Poetz
Scientific Director OIS Center & LOIS, Associate Professor Copenhagen Business School

faculty

Oliver Alexy

Professor

School of Management, Entrepreneurship Research Institute, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Karin Beukel

Assistant Professor

Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen University, Denmark

Marcel Bogers

Associate Professor

Department of Food and Resource Economics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Christoph Grimpe

Professor

Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Stefan Haefliger

Professor

Strategic Management & Innovation, Cass Business School, City University London, UK

Patrick Kenis

Academic Dean, Professor

Antwerp Management School, Belgium /
Tilburg University, Netherlands

Katja Mayer

Researcher

University of Vienna, Research Platform Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice, Austria

Markus Nordberg

Head of Resources Development

CERN, Development and Innovation Unit, Switzerland

Tinna Nielsen

Anthropologist and Founder

Move The Elephant For Inclusiveness, Denmark

Maria Theresa Norn

Head of Analysis

The Think Tank DEA,
Denmark

Marion Poetz

Scientific Director

OIS Center / LOIS & Associate Professor
Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Reinhard Prügl

Professor

Chair of Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship and Academic Director, Friedrichshafen Institute of Family Entrepreneurship, Zeppelin University, Germany

Henry Sauermann

Associate Professor

European School of Management and Technology Berlin, Germany

Philipp Tuertscher

Associate Professor

Technology and Innovation, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Martin Wallin

Professor

Innovation Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Marianne Weile

Director

Patents & Licensing, Novozymes A/S,
Denmark

Leid Zejnilovic

Assistant Professor, Research and Operations Officer

Nova School of Business and Economics /
Patient Innovation Platform, Portugal


The core faculty is supported by international guest speakers with OIS expertise. Previous speakers include, for example, Rudy Dekeyser (Partner, LSP Healthcare Investment Firm, Netherlands), Tal Golsworthy (Founder, Exstent Limited, UK) or Eva Guinan (Professor, Harvard Medical School, USA).

LOIS VOICES 

I signed up for LOIS hoping to improve my research...but I left with vastly more. The program covered a lot of information delivered in concise chunks that were easy to absorb. Marion and her colleagues have obviously put a lot of thought and expertise into designing LOIS, as the structure was clear, logical and effective. But it wasn’t just about the new knowledge. The main benefits came from doing assignments, receiving individual feedback and interacting with many renowned international experts and the other participants.

Andrea Olschewski
Professor, Vice Dean, Johannes Kepler University for Medicine, Linz, Austria

LOIS offered a thorough overview of several aspects of Open Innovation, delivered by a competent and highly committed faculty. The curriculum was carefully designed to give a conceptual overview of the different topics, provide “tools of the trade” to start implementing Open Innovation in Science principles and encourage to broaden and deepen the understanding of it. Apart from the carefully designed curriculum, it was also the intense and inspiring interaction with the fellow participants that proved to be the biggest surprise of the course — it helped to develop a truly interdisciplinary approach towards Open Science and Open Innovation and rekindled the passion to implement it in my professional environment.

Looking back I am still surprised how much of the LOIS input is now reflected in my daily work and shaping the planning and design of future projects.

Benedikt Salmen
Scientific Coordinator, International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences, Charité

LOIS offers scientists the opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the application of their research and translation of scientific results into social, economic and technological impact while keeping transparency, openness and efficiency in mind. Participants in this unique program manage to improve both their scientific and business skills, while broadening their network and collaborative potential. For me as a young scientist, this differentiator resulted in several interesting opportunities in pursuing my career goals, and it has helped the further development of my ongoing research projects.

Slaven Stekovic
Researcher, Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz / Managing Director, TLL The Longevity Labs GmbH

LOIS FORMATS

LOIS one-year program

Duration: One year in blocked modules (2-4 training days per block, 7 blocks)

Training and Practice: workshop modules, supervised lab project work and lab project meetings

Location: Vienna

Language: English

Participants: Researchers and scientists (post-doc level and higher), max. 25 participants

Faculty: Leading Open Innovation & Open Science experts from international universities, research institutions and companies (e.g. CERN, City University London, Copenhagen Business School, Patient Innovation)

The next LOIS will be held from spring 2018 to spring 2019. For more information please refer to the LOIS 2018/19 program folder

LOIS PhD Training

Duration: according to the needs of the target group

Training and Practice: on-demand specialization modules and support in designing OIS projects

Location: according to the needs of the target group

Language: English

Participants: PhD students, max. 25 participants

Faculty: Leading Open Innovation & Open Science experts from international universities, research institutions and companies (e.g. CERN, City University London, Copenhagen Business School, Patient Innovation)

For more information please contact Marie Trappl (LOIS Program Manager): marie.trappl@lbg.ac.at

LOIS Spring / Summer School 

Duration: Intensive one-week professional development

Training and Practice: workshop modules and supervised lab project work

Location: Vienna

Language: English

Participants: Researchers and scientists (post-doc level and higher), max. 25 participants

Faculty: Leading Open Innovation & Open Science experts from international universities, research institutions and companies (e.g. CERN, City University London, Copenhagen Business School, Patient Innovation)

More information on the first LOIS Spring / Summer School coming soon.

Customized LOIS Programs and individual LOIS Modules

Duration: 2-4 days each

Training and Practice: workshops on specific OIS topics, such as OIS Basics, Individual Capacities for Openness and Sharing in Science, OIS Leadership, Crowd Science, OIS-based Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Ecosystems for OIS, Disseminating and Communicating Science with OIS, Open/Big Data

Location: according to the needs of the target group

Language: English

Participants: Researchers and scientists, max. 25 participants

Faculty: Leading Open Innovation & Open Science experts from international universities, research institutions and companies (e.g. CERN, City University London, Copenhagen Business School, Patient Innovation)

For more information please contact Marie Trappl (LOIS Program Manager): marie.trappl@lbg.ac.at


LOIS Curriculum

Subject to the LOIS format, the curriculum involves

  • basic training modules on Open Innovation in Science (Open Innovation strategies, concepts, models, methods, best-practice examples, contingencies and their application in a scientific context)
  • specific training modules on opening up scientific discovery (novel approaches to involving widely distributed knowledge in generating new scientific insight such as crowd science)
  • specific training modules on opening up the translation of scientific knowledge into innovation (open and collaborative approaches to science-based entrepreneurship and innovation)
  • specific training modules on enabling and facilitating Open Innovation in Science (developing individual and organizational capacities for openness, sharing and collaboration in science)
  • practice modules in the form of supervised OIS lab project work and lab project meetings
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