november, 2017

30nov09:0011:00Open Science, Open Innovation - accelerating innovation processPlenary session09:00 - 11:00


(Thursday) 09:00 - 11:00



Event Details

Open Science is good for business!

Open Science’s principles of unrestricted access to data, ideas, results and materials allows multidisciplinary and cross-sector collaborations to transcend intellectual property restrictions in favor of speed of communication and transparency. The European Union is driving Open Science within many initiatives, such as the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), and has identified Open Science as being a key component of its science policy going forward. Canada has been leading its own Open Science movement, with open science projects such as the SGC, launched in 2004, and open science institutions, such as the Tanenbaum Open Science Initiative at the Montreal Neurological Institute, launched in 2016.

In this panel, representatives from academia, industry and policy-making (Canada and European Union) will address how Open Science can help transform the existing research ecosystem, as well as thrive the creation of robust and measurable economic impacts for the society:

  • How open science can drive translation of scientific discoveries into commercial revenue.
  • How open science improves reproducibility of scientific research.
  • How can government, policy makers, industry and institutions help create social and economic value from open science?
  • What are key metrics that should be looked at in terms of economic impact?
  • How could Open Science help the global community to better deal with complex challenges that have stumped the scientific and innovation communities?


Knowledge4Innovation Forum


Ivana MaletićMEP

Speakers for this event

  • Karapiperis, Theodoros

    Karapiperis, Theodoros

    Head of Scientific Foresight Unit, STOA

    Theo Karapiperis read Physics at the University of Sussex, earned a PhD in Physics from MIT and worked in fundamental and applied research before joining the EP administration. He has been in charge of the Policy Department for Economic and Scientific Policy, the STOA Unit and, more recently, the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA), comprising the STOA Secretariat and the Scientific Foresight Service. Job title & department: Head of Unit, Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA), Directorate for Impact Assessment and European Added Value, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), European Parliament

    Head of Scientific Foresight Unit, STOA

  • Lapidaire, Louis

    Lapidaire, Louis

    Director, United Academics

    After working in the finance industry in various IT related functions from 1977, Louis Lapidaire (1959) founded United Academics in 2010. During the past couple of years United Academics has been at the forefront of Open Access. The United Academics Foundation supports OA advocacy, created the Open Access Library ( with 1.2 million papers available for direct download and issues the Horizon2020 Compliance notes. Louis is a board member of the Brussels' think tank “Knowledge 4 Innovation” and a founding member of the Amsterdam Open Science Data Initiative. He participated in various conferences as moderator, speaker and panelist. Louis combines his IT and entrepreneurial skills to support United Academics and participates in various strategic alliances to further the cause of Open Access, Open Science and Open Data.

    Director, United Academics

  • Lee, Wen Hwa

    Lee, Wen Hwa

    Director, Disease Foundations Network, Strategic Alliances

    Director, Disease Foundations Network, Strategic Alliances

  • Rouleau, Guy

    Rouleau, Guy

    Director, McGill University Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

    Director, McGill University Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital


Dr. Guy Rouleau,
Director, McGill University Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Wen Hwa Lee, PhD ,
Director, Disease Foundations Network, Strategic Alliances

Louis Lapidaire,
‎Director, United Academics

Theodoros Karapiperis,
‎Head of Scientific Foresight Unit, STOA