How can scientists ensure, measure and effectively communicate societal impact?
As part of the Open Innovation in Science (OIS) Research Conference in 2023, we addressed this question and, in particular, tried to find out whether openness and collaboration in scientific research can create synergies between the demands for scientific and social impact.
Two focus-theme sessions, the OIS Experiment and the OIS Debate, explored the special conference topic of “Synergies and Tensions around impact: How does Open Innovation in Science come into play?“. Conference participants engaged in heated discussions on how and why open and collaborative practices in scientific research can help with both, improving scientific productivity and societal impact. They also discussed challenging tensions between scientific progress and rigor, societal expectations, institutional norms, and individual motivations that shape scientific practices.
A conference report on these discussions is now available HERE.
A video of the entire OIS Debate (co-sponsored by the AOM TIM Division) is available HERE.
We are already excited to announce that the next OIS Research Conference will take place May 21-23, 2024 at The Shard, London, in cooperation with University of Warwick – Warwick Business School – save the date and stay tuned for the call for abstracts!