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 workshop, 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 workshop 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
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.
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. Jörn Erselius, Max Planck Innovation (MI)
• Studied biology at the University of Heidelberg
Ph.D. thesis in developmental/molecular biology at Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen (Department of Peter Gruss, 1991)
MBA in Management (2004)
• more than 25 years in technology transfer at Max Planck Innovation, started to built up the life science department, now managing director for over 12 years
• 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…)
• 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 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. 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.
Research England shapes healthy, dynamic research and knowledge exchange in English universities. We are responsible for funding, engaging with and understanding these institutions, and working with devolved funding bodies and the Office for Students to understand their strategies, capabilities and capacity. We support and challenge universities to create new knowledge, strengthen the economy, and enrich society.
We distribute over £2.2b to universities in England every year in the form of quality-related research (QR) funding, and via the Higher Education Innovation Fund. We are responsible for administering the Research Excellence Framework, used to inform QR funding, and for delivering the forthcoming Knowledge Exchange Framework. We also support specific activities with dedicated project funding, including the £900m UK Research Partnership Investment Fund, and the £100m Connecting Capability Fund. The Higher Education and Research Act 2017 established Research England as a Council of UK Research and Innovation alongside the seven Research Councils and Innovate UK. www.ukri.org/re, @ResEngland
Born in 1965, married, three children. Studied law. 1996-1999: Senate Chancellery, Berlin. 1999-2005: Planning group of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag. 2001-2005: Chair of the planning group. From 2005: Federal Chancellery; Head of Staff for Policy Planning, Basic Issues and Special Tasks until 2010. 2010 to January 2014: 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: Director-General Policy Issues; Strategy; Digital Transformation at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
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.
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.
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.
Location: Berlin, Germany
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20 September, 2018
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