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R&D Management Conference: 3 - 6 July 2016

From Science to Society: Innovation and Value Creation

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Open innovation for R&D and Grand Challenges

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Beatrice Orlando
University of Peruga/Sapienza 
University of Rome

Antonio Renzi, 
Professor of Business Management
and Entrepreneurship and New Ventures Finance, 
University of Rome, Italy

Esposito De Falco,

Sapienza University

Open innovation for R&D and Grand Challenges

Throughout the world, numerous organisations and institutions are concerned with ‘Grand Challenges’.  Interactions among heterogeneous fields of research, industries, and institutions are strictly needed to foster a cascade of innovations, which are good for the overall society, while addressing key global problems, such as health and development. Open innovation could play a critical role for R&D and Grand Challenges, because its paradigm seems to naturally fit with the intrinsic nature of this category of  goals. “From networks to industry and society” is the ideal trajectory of this session. Papers offering original insights on current topic are strongly encouraged. Fresh literature reviews, conceptual models or empirical evidences are welcome, as well as those contributions adopting a  multidisciplinary approach.