The official OISPG page can be now found under the Digital Agenda For Europe website. Click on the image below.

Open Innovation has the potential to foster entrepreneurship in Europe, as well as to create jobs and boost the sustainable economic and societal growth. Open Innovation roots itself in the development of new businesses and the involvement of all stakeholders in the Quadruple helix innovation model. These are user-driven innovation models based on the seamless cooperation between institutional bodies, research sphere, business sector, and the citizens.   

The Gap – ICT vs Legal Institutions

This article takes up the question, how will traditional law-making be challenged in the circumstances of ever-accelerating “Moore’s law”. It seems that law-makers may have largely missed the nature of internet especially in the early phases of the development.

The slow process of law-making seems to lead to increasing application of “choice of law” –strategies, as legal environment is actively chosen by companies operating in the internet. These companies do not experience a necessity to adjust to geographical restraints. The development may also pull the European legal system into the direction of a “common law” –type of a system. It is anticipated that the legal system will change emphasis from law-based “ex ante” to court-based “ex post” legal control.

OISPG Newsletter No 35, March 2013

In the March's edition of the OISPG Newsletter you will find suggestions for interesting events taking place in Europe, as well as reports from past events which OISPG members had the chance to attend. This Newsletter issue announces for the first time Open Innovation 2.0: Sustainable Economy and Society – Stability, Jobs, Prosperity Conference taking place in Dublin on 20th -21st May, 2013. The Conference will include a range of networking events, plenary sessions, speakers, interactive break-out sessions, visits and a grand reception for the speakers and attendees.

This issue's foreword is written by Pia Erkinheimo, Rapporteur for the OISPG and Head of Crowds & Communities at TIVIT, Strategic Centre of Technology, Science and Innovation in the field of ICT.




Sience|Business' & ESADE's report "Open Innovation and Public Policy in Europe" discusses how government databases could be a powerful new spur for innovation. The report combines new research and analysis on open innovation with focused interviews of major participants in the European innovation system. Also a 5-step informal ‘charter’ for EU open innovation policy in introduced. The study was conducted by Prof. Henry Chesbrough of ESADE Business School and the University of California, Berkeley and Prof. Wim Vanhaverbeke, of ESADE in Barcelona, Vlerick Management School and the University of Hasselt, in Belgium.

Power of Open, by Creative Commons
Creative Commons began providing licenses for the open sharing of content only a decade ago. Now more than 400 million CC-licensed works are available on the Internet, from music and photos, to research findings and entire college courses. Creative Commons created the legal and technical infrastructure that allows effective sharing of knowledge, art and data by individuals, organizations and governments. More importantly, millions of creators took advantage of that infrastructure to share work that enriches the global commons for all humanity. The Power of Open collects the stories of those creators.

Innovation futures in Europe

A foresight exercise on emerging patterns of innovation.

Visions, scenarios and implications for policy and practice, September 2011



Bror Salmelin, Advisor to the Directorate General Information Society and Media, European Commission on the Digital Agenda for Europe and Societal Innovation.

Recorded at the 24 th Bled E Conference, June 12-15, 2011.Bror Salmelin discusses the DAE, Societal Innovation and Open Innovation.


Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, gives an interesting speech on future developments of the Internet. 

Recorded at the Digital-Life-Design Conference, January 25th 2011, he discusses mobile computing, crowdsourcing, cloud computing and Web 3.0.



RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth what motivates us

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.



OISPG Chairman Dr. Martin Curley on IT Innovation and its impact on society

In this video OISPG chairman and head of IT Innovation at Intel, Dr. Martin Curley elaborates on IT Innovation and the potential impact on Irish society.



Starbucks - Social Media and Open Innovation by Matthew Guiste

This video provides an inside on how companies deal with Social Media and Open Innovation. In this case Matthew Guiste, Director of Global Social Media at Starbucks, joined LeaderLab in Copenhagen on September 21st 2010 to talk about Starbuck’s Social Media & Open Innovation activities.    




Open Innovation key to Europe's success by Dr. Martin Schurmanns

Dr. Martin Schuurmans, Chairman of the EIT's Governing Board joined the 2010 Innovation Summit organised by the Lisbon Council in Brussels on 5 March 2010. The summit with the title "Setting the Right Course for the Barroso II Commission: The Future of EU Innovation Policy in a Changing World" was held at a time where Europe stands at an important crossroads.