Open Science offers new opportunities to advance science. A large part of its attraction is the potential to accelerate the transition from scientific discoveries to real-life solutions. Although substantial progress has been achieved in many branches of the Open Science movement (e.g. Open Access, Open Education, FAIR data), the aim of Open Science to help accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries should not be forgotten. With these principles in mind, we will explore successful collaborations between academia and industry based on collaboration, openness and transparency.
Despite a common (mis)understanding, commercial exploitation is compatible with Open Science and can play a synergistic role in reinforcing each other by building trust and increasing impact. But, in order to do so successfully, these two sides need to find a common understanding of each other’s needs and wishes and closely collaborate to maximise the positive impact they can have on society.
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