The EC DG Research & Innovation organised a workshop on “Industrial Commons as a Tool to Drive Innovation in Europe” on June 28, 2018 in Brussels.
European-funded R&I projects are cradles of innovation, producing large amounts of data that can be (re-)used. In this context, Industrial Commons may accelerate innovation and even spill over into complete new areas of the economy. Similar to traditional “commons”, e.g. land, water and air, goods that are used in common, Industrial Commons could mean R&D-derived knowledge, data, and capabilities shared across various industrial sectors. Industrial Commons potentially provide the means to take forward industrial project results and create new markets and new business models.
The EMMC was represented by Gerhard Goldbeck (Goldbeck Consulting) and Rudy Koopmans (Koopmans Consulting) gave a keynote speech on “The industrial perspective” within the session “Europe – A potential innovation powerhouse?”