Sabine Brunswicker, associate professor for innovation, will be an invited speaker for the European Forum Alpbach Technology Forum in Austria in August.
She will lead a panel discussion on open innovation along with Robert-Jan Smits, director general for research and innovation for the European Commission. They will discuss “Open Innovation: New enlightenment? Participation – democratization – new solutions” with three other panelists. By opening up innovation processes to wider participation, innovators can link the fields of economy, science, and administration with the general populace to lead to a breakthrough of innovative ideas. New Enlightenment is the theme for the entire symposium.
She will also participate in a forum with students prior to the event to discuss opportunities in research and practice in open digital innovation.
Brunswicker is the director of the Purdue Research Center for Open Digital Innovation.
About European Forum Alpbach
The European Forum Alpbach is an interdisciplinary platform for science, politics, business and culture. Established in 1945, the annual European Forum Alpbach and its events throughout the year address the relevant socio-political questions of the time. The events connect international decision-makers from all sectors of society with an interested audience and committed young people to create a dialogue across the generational, ideological and other dividing lines.