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.
Abstract: 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.