Euroscience Open Forum 2014

Grigorov, I. (Organizer)

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We are on the verge of a paradigm shift in the way new knowledge is shared. The internet allows for complete openness for research, innovation and personal and government information. Openness to resources from academia, government and industry changes the playing field for citizens, scientists, inventors and industry allowing all to participate in innovation and valuecreation, regardless of geography and background. This session explores the balance between benefits and concerns in relation to openness to knowledge and data. It showcases the current impact potential of Open Science and Open Innovation, while considering intellectual property, the right for commercial exploitation of innovative concepts, and not least, the need for privacy legislation preventing misuse of personal data. The session is an experiment to eliminate the boundaries between research, innovation and social science, and explore the effects of an Open Attitude, based on the understanding that there is an inevitable paradigm shift across them all. The interactive session provides exposure to a multidisciplinary audience, that is appealing not only across scientific disciplines but also for citizens, industry and policy makers. Some of the questions to instigate the discussion include “Why should I care about openness?”, “Does Open Science create more impact?”, “Does intellectual property enable or hinder progress?”, “Does openness pose risks for privacy and patients?”.

ESOF2014 Session: Open Science, Benefiting Progress, or a Concern for Privacy?
Period21 Jun 201426 Jun 2014
Event typeConference
LocationCopenhagen, Denmark


  • open science