Open innovation, open science, open to the world : reflections of the Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) High Level Group
Following a suggestion from Commissioner Carlos Moedas, this book has been written by the Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts (RISE) High Level Group, an independent group of some 30 experts from different nationalities, with a variety of backgrounds and a wide spectrum of fields of expertise. The book reflects on the opportunities for European research and innovation policy in a spirit of open innovation, open science, open to the world. It suggests concrete proposals for policy action, where needed. The ‘out-of-the-box’ and bottom-up nature of such reflections create a rich... divergence of views from the RISE experts. The environment is rapidly changing, with the digital roll-out, global connectivity and collaboration in science without borders. Radical new models of innovative value creation are emerging, with sometimes little connection to industrial research activities. And there is hope and expectation that science and technology will be there to provide solutions at the global level – for the Sustainable Development Goals – and at the local city level – with smart cities and circular economy principles. In presenting these reflections, RISE hopes to feed the debate within the European Commission and in the Member States on the challenges ahead for European research and innovation policy.