Opening Symposium of The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities: Overcoming Boundaries – Open Science and Open Innovation

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (‘The Guild’) is a group of universities whose members share a commitment to the creation of new knowledge, which informs their approach to research, education, and innovation. The Guild is committed to developing new forms of collaboration to utilise fully the benefit of proximity across the European Research Area. It also engages with policy-makers to maximise the opportunities for research to inform the politics, culture, science and economy of Europe and its states.

(Note: see below for the core principles of The Guild)

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities’ Opening Symposium will engage with the practice of Open Science and Open Innovation from the perspectives of research-intensive universities:

  • How do research practices and institutional recognition need to change in response to Open Science?
  • What is the added value of Europe for Open Innovation?
  • How does Open Science challenge conventional practices of research and institutional recognition?


  • Date: 21.11.2016
  • Town: Brussels
  • Country: Belgium
  • More info: The Guild


The Guild Core Principles:

  • Promote the pursuit of knowledge.
  • Position research-intensive universities as the principal drivers of the European knowledge economy.
  • Collectively effect change.
  • Create opportunities and provide support for innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Support inclusivity and equal opportunities.
  • Promote the sustainability of European funding.
  • Foster a commitment to human knowledge.
  • Share best practice.
  • Play a leading role in global discussions.

The full description is available, here.

Photo credit: Material used in the preparation of this article has been drawn from The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).


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