Spurring growth and innovation in the industry sector is a crucial goal of policy-makers. A commonly stated advantage of Open Science is a greater return on investment for funders, as results are made reusable to industry. According to the EC’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Open Access to research results “[is] the springboard for increased innovation opportunities, for instance, by enabling more science-based start-ups to emerge.” And a company’s survival strongly depends on knowledge to drive decision making, innovation, research, and development and serves as fuel for today’s industrial engines.
Angela is the Deputy Research Area Head at Know-Center (Graz, Austria). She is a computer scientist with a research focus on human-computer interaction and socio-technical design
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