Open Innovation Practices Enabling Responsible Scientific Research

Pahne, Elsa Aurora (2020). Open Innovation Practices Enabling Responsible Scientific Research. Proyecto Fin de Carrera / Trabajo Fin de Grado, E.T.S.I. Diseño Industrial (UPM).

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Title: Open Innovation Practices Enabling Responsible Scientific Research
Author/s:
  • Pahne, Elsa Aurora
Contributor/s:
  • Domínguez Domínguez, Cesar
  • Cristóbal López, Ana Belén
Item Type: Final Project
Degree: Grado en Ingeniería Mecánica
Date: 2020
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Diseño Industrial (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería Mecánica
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

Creativity, sustainability and co-creation are keywords describing the main concepts of Open Innovation and Responsible Research and Innovation practices. This report aims to develop the ideas of these mechanisms, examine their active and desired applications in innovation ecosystems, and particularly the role of academia in the transition towards an open research field. The main questions to answer are how research and the academia benefit from Open Innovation, what particular role universities should have in the Open Innovation ecosystems as well as their potential to enable Responsible Research and Innovation. The way to illustrate this has been by gathering and analysing a combination of literature, institutional reports and established policies. Included is also a minor case study of the approaches towards Open Innovation and Responsible Research and Innovation applied at the Technical University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, UPM). Firstly, this report introduces the principles of Open Innovation and Responsible Research and Innovation, and actions enabling these paradigms in innovation ecosystems. Secondly, the paper presents the centrality of research in higher academic institutions, universities in particular, with regard to an increasing demand of scientific outputs in Europe. The report discloses universities in becoming more dependable actors in regard to scientific outcomes and innovative ideas. Important conclusions are that, although institutional change begins internally, innovative networks that include society, government and industry seem to assist and complete scientific procedures and intentions. The Open Innovation paradigm is closely intertwined with Responsible Research and Innovation, and said stakeholders normally foster both principles in order to fully engage in each. Research and academia adapting to Open Innovation appear to benefit in numerous ways. They are more aware of the importance and impact of their own research and by fostering close relations with external partners help improve and steer produced innovation in becoming more efficient, responsible and sustainable. Important roles of universities are mainly to initiate and foster more research partnerships and alliances both regionally and internationally, while ensuring that produced research and innovation is both ethical, socially desirable and sustainable. This work has been supported by the UPM faculty at the ETSI Diseño Industrial and researchers of the Instituto de Energía Solar, in consolidation with the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm.

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Item ID: 68744
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/68744/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:68744
Deposited by: Elsa Aurora Pahne
Deposited on: 07 Oct 2021 11:07
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 11:07
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