Openness and commercialisation: How the two can go together

Please register for these online events which will feature contributions from Task Force Innovation and Task Force Open Science, and will give insight and room for discussion on the interface between academia and industry.
start: 3rd December 2020 - 13:30
end: 4th December 2020 - 12:30
Online - CET (Brussels, Paris, Berlin time)
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The video recordings are available further down on this page. The full broadcast platform will also remain available here:


  • Online events on ‘Openness and commercialisation’
  • Date & time: 3 December 2020 from 13:30 to 17:00 CET, and 4 December from 09:00 to 12:30 CET.
  • Location: Online through the following link
  • Co-organisers: 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, Focus on Open Science, and the University of Strathclyde
  • CESAER Secretariat support: Mattias Björnmalm,
  • This is an open event which will be open to anyone interested. All representatives of our Members are invited to register for this event.


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.


3 December - Day 1

Video recording of Day 1

Chair: Federica Cappelluti (Advisor to the Rector for Open Science, Politecnico di Torino)

  • 13.30 - 13.50 - Welcome remarks by Karel Luyben (Chair of Executive Board of the European Open Science Cloud | Presentation
  • 13.50 - 14.20 - Keynote speech by Veronica Beneitez-Pinero (Valorisation Policies & IPR, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, European Commission) | Presentation
  • 14.20 - 14.30 - Q&A
  • 14.30 - 14.40 - Coffee break
  • 14.40 - 15.40 - Breakout sessions (from abstracts)
    • Paula Martinez Lanvanchy (Research Data Officer, TU Delft Library): 'FAIR data and Open Science in academia-Industry collaborations - finding a common ground'
    • Tiberius Ignat (Director, Scientific Knowledge Services): 'How to protect the humanity agains non-human persuators?'
    • Marlon Domingus (Data Protection Officer, Erasmus University Rotterdam): 'Five steps to ensure FAIR, GDPR and IPR'
    • Kristin Jirka (Deputy head of PATLIB Centre, RWTH Aachen University): 'Patents at the interface of Open Science and commercialisation'
    • Lightning talks chaired by Yasemin Türkyilmaz-van der Velden:
      • Shiva Loccisano (Head of Tech transfer Department, Politecnico di Torino): 'Matching offer and demand of technological innovation: the knowledge-share case' | Presentation
      • Pablo de Castro (CESAER TFOS Open Access WG co-lead, University of Strathclyde): 'How to spot the link between openness and commercialisation from the research support service at the institutional library' | Presentation
      • Juan Luis Rodrigues (IP & Innovation manager, RTDS Group): 'IP Management in EU's R&D framework - eg. Horizon 2020' | Presentation
      • Jacquelijn Ringersma (Coordinator Data Management, Wageningen University & Research): 'Collaboration in research? Trust is not enough.' | Presentation
  • 15.40 - 16.00 - Feedback from breakout sessions
  • 16.00 - 16.10 - Coffee break
  • 16.10 - 16.40 - Keynote speech by Marie Louise Conradsen (Aarhus University)
  • 16.40 - 16.50 - Q&A
  • 16.50 - 17.00 - Wrap up and close of day 1

4 December - Day 2

Video recording of Day 2

Chair: Eva Méndez (Chair of the EU Open Science Policy Platform, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

  • 09.00 - 09.10 - Welcome remarks
  • 09.10 - 09.40 - Keynote speech by Allan Hanbury (TU Wien) | Presentation
  • 09.40 - 09.50 - Q&A
  • 09.50 - 10.00 - Coffee break
  • 10.00 - 11.00 - Panel discussion chaired by Tim Bedford (University of Strathclyde) with panelists:
    • Norbert Lütke-Entrup (Head of Corporate Technology & Innovation Management of Siemens)
    • Sophie Bailes (Director Digital Strategy of AstraZeneca)
    • Laura MacDonald (Chief Executive of Association of European Science and Technology Transfer Professionals)
    • Shalini Kurapati (Co-Founder & CEO of Clearbox AI Solutions)
  • 11.00 - 11.10 - Coffee break
  • 11.10 - 11.40 - Lightning talks from abstracts
    • Rory Macneil (CEO, Research Space): 'RSpace: An electronic lab notebook architected to both support open science and protect IP for commercialisation' | Presentation
    • Camilo Parra Palacio (Product Design Engineer, Otto DIY): 'Otto DIY an open source robot for education' | Presentation
    • Tiberius Ignat (Director, Scientific Knowledge Services): 'The Reuse of Research Data by Non-Human Persuators' | Presentation
  • 11.40 - 12.10 - Keynote speech by Chas Bountra (University of Oxford & Structural Genomics Consortium)
  • 12.10 - 12.20 - Q&A
  • 12.20 - 12.30 - Closing remarks by Karina Angelieva (Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Bulgaria)

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