Research funders are increasingly concerned with measurable socio-economic impact of investment in research, and on increasingly shorter timescales. Innovation, and “open innovation” are the policy priorities of the moment and optimising the flow of ideas along the lab-2-market spectrum is essential for re-use of results, fuelling Open Innovation, and boosting socio-economic impact or public funded research.

The session will present the case for Open Science to researchers and research support professionals at Un. Malta, and set up individual consultation clinique for applicants with advanced proposals.

Programme (10-12:30pm):
- What is Open Science?
- How does it fit the EC Agenda on Economic Growth?
- How to support H2020 applicants?
- How to use Open Science as Knowledge Transfer tool?
- Q&A
- Individual Consultation Clinique (on request)


Concepts presented are developed by FP7/H2020 FOSTER (, H2020 COLUMBUS (


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- Marine Knowledge 2020: roadmap


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Organisers: Angie Mifsud (Un Malta) & Ivo Grigorov (FOSTER+)


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