Improving university, industry and society interfaces to boost the throughput capacity of Europe's innovation stakeholders—Science2Society
The aim of this project is to understand and improve the efficiency of the European innovation system and the ways it creates new businesses, turns technology into products and services, attracts financing and generally creates value from academic research. It analyzes key schemes (pilots) currently used to encourage use of innovation. These include co-creation of products in a virtual ‘ideas laboratory’, co-location of industry laboratories in universities as well as coaching and training provided by universities to SMEs. CA is co-leading the pilot related to co-location, where the current collaboration between CA and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) is being analyzed and modelled to extract guidelines and best practices to establish a co-location experience and to improve the current model to meet changing society and market demands.