How can we stimulate and measure the effectiveness of
20 September 2018, Berlin, Germany
- Research managers & Innovation experts;
- Science funders & Policy makers;
- R&D experts from industry
Background and Goals
In countries in all parts of the world, experts are working on improving the process of measuring and demonstrating the impact of science on society. In the past years, new methods have been developed to better justify and demonstrate the societal impact of scientific research by universities and research institutions. Increasingly, research councils and universities alike plan activities to involve more external beneficiaries and realise impact. The Standard Evaluation Protocol (SEP) in the Netherlands, the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the recently introduced Knowledge Exchange Framework are excellent examples of this. The latter has been set up to collect data on institutional level performance in knowledge exchange, assessing university achievements in serving the economy and society.
When stimulating impact of science, the traditional output metrics have been focussing on academic-industrial alliances, contract research and IPR strategies. Since a broader, more inclusive societal impact is now on many agendas of science funders, a need for other criteria has evolved. The question now is how the traditional criteria can be combined with these new criteria which also include the Social Sciences and the Humanities. Sometimes, conflicts of interests with a broader societal impact may occur when industry takes over ownership of university patents. How can we guarantee an optimal return of investment in science?
During this interactive seminar, experts from Germany as well as from the USA and other countries, leading the innovation in research evaluation approaches, will discuss their experiences. They will focus on the current German research eco-system and compare this to (inter)national insights on if and how you can include measuring non-academic impact in evaluation processes.
Specifically, the seminar will focus on the following topics:
- Societal challenges and university-industry alliances
- Supervisory instruments of government to maximise the societal output of academic-industrial alliances
- Anti-fridge clauses
- Exclusive ownership vs. Open science
- How can we position “Open Innovation”
- How can we measure societal impact of Science through industry?
- New insights and experiences in measuring science for society and industry
The seminar will be co-chaired by Dietmar Harhoff, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition & chair of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) as well as Mr Volker Meyer Guckel, depute Secretary General of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft.
Program Advisory Committee
- Dietmar Harhoff, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition
- Stefan Hornbostel, Head of Research System and Science Dynamics, DZHW
- Alfred Schillert, chairman Technologie Allianz
- Volker Meyer Guckel, deputy Secretary-General of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
Dietmar Harhoff is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and Honorary Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), where he was Director of the Institute for Innovation Research, Technology Management and Entrepreneurship (INNO-tec) from 1998 to 2013. After graduating with a Diploma degree in mechanical engineering, Dietmar Harhoff began his professional career as a research engineer in Great Britain and Germany. From 1985 to 1987, he was a McCloy Scholar at Harvard University (M.P.A. 1987). In his MIT doctoral thesis (Ph.D. 1991) he analyzed research incentives and voluntary information disclosure. Harhoff’s research focuses on issues in innovation and entrepreneurship, intellectual property and industrial economics. Since 2007 he is the Chairman of the Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) of the German Federal Government.
Dr. Volker Meyer-Guckel studied English Philology, Chemistry and Philosophy at the Universities of Kiel, Belfast, and New York. From 1989 until 1993 he taught American Culture and Literature at the University of Kiel where he completed his Ph.D. in American Studies in 1992. He then joined the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Scholarship Foundation), where in 1995 he became Head of the Press and Communication office. From 1997 until 1999 he served on Federal President Roman Herzog's staff concentrating on international, cultural and educational issues. In 1999 he joined the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Sciences and Humanities in Germany) as Senior Manager for programmes focussing on Higher Education Reform as well as Change Management in Science and Research. In 2005 he was promoted to Head of the Programmes and Funding Department and Deputy Secretary General. Dr. Meyer-Guckel is a governing board member in various foundations, Chairman of the Leuphana University’s Board of Trustees, member of the Board of Trustees of the Europa Universität Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, member of the steering committee of the German National Expert Forum on the Digital Future of Higher Education and member of the Global Learning Council.
Following his PhD, Jérôme was a business consultant at Bain, the globally leading strategic business consultancy firm in private equity. Currently as the Head of Business Development of VIB’s Innovation & Business unit, Jérôme is responsible for the team involved in all industry collaborations, licensing of VIB assets and strategic collaborations.
Jérôme was also the founder and current Head of VIB Discovery Science, an internal drug and agro discovery unit at VIB, where he manages a team of industry-trained scientists creating a portfolio of innovative projects. In a short time, he was able to raise the necessary funds, assemble the experienced team and establish its credibility as exemplified by several license deals and one start-up Company – Oncurious. Currently, the team is creating several Venture Capital backed drug discovery companies in a seed-stage.Jérôme is a member of the VIB management committee and involved in the overall strategy of VIB. Jérôme was one of the co-founders and still is the general manager for Oncurious, a joint-venture between Thrombogenics and VIB. Jérôme is part of the steering team on the lead asset, TB-403 in phase II for pediatric medulloblastoma and was involved in the IND filing, the orphan designation and the roll-out of the trial.
Additionally, Jérôme was the lead on the recent license of a portfolio of immune-oncology assets to Oncurious, and drives the discovery effort with the VIB Discovery Sciences team.
Dr Alison Campbell is Director of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Universities Association. KTI is the Irish national office, responsible for policy, practice and the performance of the Irish knowledge & technology transfer (KTT) system. Having started her career in the biotech industry, she then occupied a variety of academic-industry interface positions, most significantly as CEO at Medical Research Council Technology, UK, and at King’s College London where she led technology transfer and research support.
Alison is Chair of AUTM, the professional association for knowledge transfer and commercialisation. AUTM’s community comprises over 3,000 members worldwide who work in more than 800 universities, research centres, hospitals, businesses and government organizations. She is a founder and immediate past- Chair of the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP), the body that sets the global standards for the profession and awards the RTTP credential. Previously, as Chair of Praxis in the UK she led the merger with Unico and for many years led its professional development activities. Alison has served as a non-executive director on a number of companies and acted as an international advisor to government departments. Alison was awarded an OBE in 2010 (UK) in recognition of her contribution to Knowledge Transfer.
Dr. Rikke Christensen is Scientific Officer, Impact Assessment, at the Novo Nordisk Fonden, Denmark. Her main responsibility is managing the Foundations evaluation work, which involves providing evidence to assess the progress, productivity and impact of the NNF’s research, reporting, funding, and commissioning research into impact methodology. Rikke has been in part of initiating the impact assessment team at the Foundation. In addition, she is coordinating the Foundations Social Science Research Programme, focusing on “science of science” a socioeconomic impact of research in Denmark. She is also part of several networks in Denmark, which have attention on impact assessment and foundations. Prior to joining the Foundation, she has worked extensively with program evaluation both nationally and internationally.
She represent the foundations work both national and international, presenting the foundations impact assessment work and communicating with stakeholders. She was selected as school director for The International School of Research Impact Assessment in 2017, (A collaboration with King’s College, London, UK, AQuAS, Spain, Alberta Innovates, Canada. Rikke spent 7 years in the World Bank working with development policy and program evaluations and more recently she worked several years at the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education-Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation in Denmark responsible for several large monitoring and impact assessment studies.
Rikke earned her PhD in Economics from the Aarhus University and George Washington University.
Jörn Erselius studied biology at the University of Heidelberg, wrote his Ph.D. thesis in developmental/molecular biology at Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen (Department of Peter Gruss, 1991), and got his MBA in Management (2004). Having more than 25 years in technology transfer at Max Planck Innovation, he started to built up the life science department. By now, he has been the managing director for over 12 years. Jörn also negotiated hundreds of license agreements and was involved in the set up of numerous Max Planck spin-offs (such as Sugen, Evotec, Morphosys, Alnylam, Scienion, Vaxxilon…)
In addition, Jörn served for four years as Vice President of ASTP (Association of European Science & Technology Transfer Professionals) and
represents Max Planck Innovation and the Max Planck Society in boards of Max Planck spin offs and as expert in several national and international committees (BMBF, European Commission, OECD).
Alice Frost is the Director of Knowledge Exchange Policy at Research England. She is responsible for knowledge exchange policy and funding at RE, and a lead expert at UKRI on commercialization. She has previously held a number of policy positions at the Council, including Head of Research Policy, Head of Learning and Teaching and Head of Business and Community Policy. Alice Frost has had a varied career in the UK in national public policy (including in the Department for Education, Cabinet Office/Office of Science and Technology and House of Commons), higher education policy (Universities UK and the charitable sector), and in HE and the regions. In addition, over many years Alice has advised countries across Europe and Asia on the UK model of a third stream of funding for knowledge exchange. Her areas of policy interest include science and technology policy and regional economic development. She studied politics at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Oxford University.
He studied at Georg-August University in Goettingen, where he gained a diploma in biology and a PhD in microbiology. Since 1986 he worked with Schering AG and Bayer AG in several management positions in R&D. Since 2007 he was actively involved in the planning and implementation of the Innovative Medicines Initiative IMI and supports the initiative since then as chair of the IMI Operations Group of the EFPIA. He is also member of the Executive Board of the IMI projects PARADIGM and DO-IT.
Matthias was born in 1965, is married and has three children. After studying law, he was from 1996 till 1999 in the Senate Chancellery in Berlin. After that, Matthias was part of the planning group of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag. From 2001 till 2005 he even chaired the planning group. After this period Matthias moved on to the Head of Staff for Policy Planning, Basic Issues and Special Tasks of the Federal Chancellery. From 2010 he was the Director at the Federal Chancellery for the areas: families, senior citizens, women and youth; education and research; affairs of the New Länder; demographic change; churches and religious communities. Since February 2014 Matthias is Director-General for Policy Issues; Strategy and Digital Transformation at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Thomas Gurney is the Senior Product Manager for Pure at Elsevier, an institutional offering that facilitates an evidence-based approach to research and collaboration strategies, assessment exercises, and funding and business decisions. He was previously the Analytical Services Product Manager with Elsevier and provided scientometric expertise for national-level assessments and reporting, and the development and validation of novel scientometric indicators. He was the co-founder and chief scientific officer of The AntWorks, a IP discovery and portfolio management software company. His specialisation is in adapting bibliometric and scientometric analytics for use by corporate R&D to identify and facilitate efficient knowledge transfer between academia and industry. Thomas holds a PhD from VU Amsterdam in knowledge transfer and dynamics, an MSc in Science and Technology Studies from the University of Amsterdam and BScs in Chemistry, and Oceanography and Climatology from the University of Cape Town. He has published on scientometrics, bibliometrics, altmetrics, science parks, large-scale research infrastructures and academic entrepreneurship.
In his role as Analytical Product Manager Dr. Hellwig focuses on analyzing the research performance and trends for public agencies and academic institutes. Prior to that role he worked as Customer Consultant Research Intelligence in Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa and the UK, responsible for supporting the adoption and use of SciVal, Scopus and various analytical tools and solutions for research performance and planning. This role implied a thorough knowledge of the Higher Education sector in various countries. Dr. Hellwig holds a PhD in Chemistry from Georg August University Göttingen in Germany with subsidiary subject Communication Theory and Publicism. After that he worked for almost ten years in pharmaceutical companies before he joined Elsevier in 2008.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Hornbostel studied Social Sciences at the University of Göttingen. In 1995, he received his PhD from Freie Universität Berlin. He worked at the Universities of Kassel, Cologne, Jena and Dortmund, as well as at the Center of Higher Education Development (CHE – Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung). Stefan Hornbostel served as Director of the Institute for Research Information and Quality Assurance (IFQ) from 2005 to 2015. He was appointed Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Department of Social Sciences (Science Studies) in 2005. Since 2016, he is head of the research area “Research System and Science Dynamics” at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). He is a member of the advisory board of the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB), and member of the advisory board for the Centre for Research Quality and Policy Impact Studies (R-Quest), Oslo. His research interests lie in in the field of science studies, bibliometrics, and elite sociology.
From 1997 to 1998, Professor Hornegger was a guest researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Computer Science Department at Stanford University. After this period abroad, he accepted a position in industry as a development engineer at Siemens Medical Solutions. In 2001, he became the manager for medical imaging in the Angiography and Radiography Systems division and in 2003 he took on overall responsibility for imaging system development.
During his time at Siemens, Professor Hornegger was a guest lecturer at the universities of Erlangen-Nürnberg (1998–1999), Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (2000) and Mannheim (2000–2003). He was offered positions as a professor of electronic engineering at RWTH Aachen in 2004, as a professor of computer science at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt in 2000, and as a lecturer at Harvard University in 1998 – all of which he declined in favour of FAU.
Professor Hornegger became Chair of Pattern Recognition at the Faculty of Engineering and a secondary member of the Faculty of Medicine at FAU in 2005. He was Vice Dean of Computer Science from 2009 to 2011. Professor Hornegger was a Vice President of FAU and part of the Executive Board from 2011 to 2015. In this capacity he was responsible for research and young researchers. He has been President of FAU since 1 April 2015.
Due to his vast knowledge and experience, Prof. Hornegger is a valued member of numerous committees. He is board member of Medical Valley e.V., member of National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech), supervisory board chairman of Bayerische Patentallianz (BayPAT), member of the advisory board of Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS et al.
Susanne Müller-Knapp studied Human Biology in Marburg Germany followed by a PhD in molecular biology at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden (1997). She then had more than 6 years of postdoctoral training in the area of inflammation and gene regulation at the Karolinska Institute and at the DIBIT San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan, Italy.
In 2004 Susanne joined the Structural Genomics Consortium, SGC, in Oxford. The SGC is an international public private partnership that currently comprises 9 international pharmaceutical companies and a large network of academic and industrial collaborators. The SGC adheres to a strict Open Science policy making all data, reagents and protocols available without restrictions. Susanne worked at the SGC first as External Research Manager and then Scientific Coordinator. She has been the Project Manager of the Epigenetic Probe Project, which generates tool compounds with defined specificity and selectivity for epigenetic targets and the cell based assay group at the SGC in Oxford testing the cellular activity of the in vitro characterised tool compounds. In her role as Chief Operating Officer at the SGC Frankfurt Susanne is now coordinating several probe programs including the global SGC kinase chemical probe program and the donated probe program, which makes probes available from the pharmaceutical partners of the SGC.
Günter Korder studied industrial engineering with the focus on marketing/sales at the Würzburg/Schweinfurt University of Applied Sciences.
After starting his career as a product manager at Nixdorf Computer AG, he held various international management positions at Siemens AG, most recently as head of the Service Industry Germany business unit. Since it's OWL Clustermanagement GmbH was founded in autumn 2012, he has been responsible for Operations as Managing Director. In addition, he advises the OWL technology fund and actively promotes the establishment of companies in the region.
In his role, he pushes entrepreneurship in the Region and helps start-ups to get access to more mature companies in OWL. Mr. Korder acts as business advisor and mentor for several start-ups. In addition, he serves the interface to politics on national and international level. A number of international relationships, e.g. China, Finland, Canada, U.K., Japan have been established since. Based on his solid experience in ICT businesses, he can support industrial partners of it’s OWL on their way towards a successful business transformation based on digitalization quite naturally. By combining strength of Universities and Research Institutions at one side and the identification of companies’ needs on the other side, it’s OWL provides an ideal setup to stay or get ahead of competition.
Dr. Tjark von Reden, born in 1977, studied aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart. In 2006 he graduated in the fields of aircraft design and aerodynamics.
From 2006 to 2013 he worked as research assistant at the Institute of Aircraft Design at the University of Stuttgart. There he focused on research and development of the production process of CFRP parts with the braiding technology as well as the construction of CFRP parts. In the course of this academic activity Dr. von Reden participated in different national and international R&D projects. Dr. von Reden was also responsible for the cooperation between TRUMPF and the Institute of Aircraft Design. Furthermore, he worked for the TTI GmbH Composite Technology in the fields of conception of construction and production methods as well as building and testing of prototypes.
In 2012 Dr. von Reden started working for MAI Carbon and was responsible for the project- and knowledge management. Since 2014 he is Active Director of the Leading-Edge Cluster and since 2017 also deputy managing director of the Carbon Composites e.V..
In 2015 Dr. von Reden finished his doctoral thesis at the Technical University of Munich. The title of the thesis is: „Extension of the production constraints of the braiding technology by electronically controlled carriers“.
Since 2017 Dr. von Reden is also deputy CEO of the Carbon Composites e.V. in addition to his work at MAI Carbon.
His industrial experience covers both large companies, small companies and spin off's from universities in various technology sectors. Henric is a board member of several companies and organizations over the last 10 years.
He has worked in technology transfer at Chalmers University and Gothenburg University and holds extensive national and international networks in technology transfer, industry and academia.
He has initiated the Swedish Network for Innovation and Technology Transfer Support and have in the past been a part of ASTP-Proton professional development committee for several years.
Prof. Torben Schubert studied Economics from 2000 to 2005 at the University of Cologne, specializing in statistics, econometrics and dynamic macroeconomics. He was employed as a scientific researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI between May 2005 until November 2007 and has been a project manager there since 2008 as well as completing his PhD (2008) at the School of Business and Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. He became an assistant professor in July 2011 and Associate Professor from September 2013 at the Center for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE) at Lund University in Sweden. His main areas of research include the analysis of innovation-based competitive advantages of economies, strategic management of innovation processes in companies, and the economics of science.
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