Open Innovation in Science

Marion Poetz, Susanne Beck, Christoph Grimpe, Henry Sauermann

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Openness and collaboration can foster breakthroughs in science and science-based innovation. As such, they can help address declining scientific productivity and tackle grand challenges of the present day. While the Open Science movement has helped make scientific knowledge widely available, the concept of Open Innovation in Science (OIS) more broadly encompasses inter- and transdisciplinary knowledge flows and collaborations along the entire process of generating and translating scientific research. Grounded in the logic of Open Innovation, the OIS research framework carefully considers the specifics of the science context. It integrates several different streams of research that aim to understand the antecedents, processes, effects, and boundary conditions of applying open and collaborative practices in science. Among others, such practices include involving crowds and citizens as well as open models of university-industry co-creation in different stages of scientific research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Open Innovation
EditorsHenry Chesbrough, Agnieszka Radziwon, Wim Vanhaverbeke, Joel West
Number of pages18
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2024
ISBN (Print)9780192899798
ISBN (Electronic)9780191986321
Publication statusPublished - 2024
SeriesOxford Handbooks


  • Citizen science
  • Co-creation
  • Crowd science
  • Interdisciplinary research
  • Open innovation in science
  • Scientific knowledge production
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Transdisciplinary research
  • University-industry collaboration

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