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[Dfey-general-discuss] Fwd: Free passes for TransferSummit/UK

From: Tim Dobson
Subject: [Dfey-general-discuss] Fwd: Free passes for TransferSummit/UK
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:08:49 +0000
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Subject: Free passes for TransferSummit/UK
Date: Tue, 4 May 2010 14:19:32 +0100
From: Ross Gardler <address@hidden>
Reply-To: Managing community led projects
To: address@hidden

I'd like to invite you to an important event covering the topic of open
innovation and commercial/academic partnerships. TransferSummit/UK will
be held in Oxford in June. Details of the event are copied below.

We've got a limited number of free passes for those working on academic
projects, just enter "Academic_Invite_10" into the booking form to
receive your 100% discount.

With increasing pressure from funding bodies and institutions to show an
increased impact from research activities the sector faces a challenge
of matching impact with research objectives. Impact is interpreted in so
many ways it can be difficult to understand just what is expected of us.

Realising commercial benefits from research without requiring
researchers to become entrepreneurs is one area that most of us can
agree is of interest. Similarly, the idea that software outputs can be
reused from one research project to the next is generally accepted as a
valid contribution beyond the initial funded activities. However, such
reuse presents a challenge of properly understanding the development,
contribution, and community management processes instrumental in
enabling further engagement with research outputs.

The use of open source software licensing and development models for
sustaining software outputs of projects is becoming increasingly common.
OSS Watch have been funded since 2003 to assist with these activities
and open innocation is a term that is commonly heard in discussion about
increasing the impact of research projects. However, we were surprised
that there are so few events dedicated to connecting open
innovation-driven people, processes, and technologies, specifically
those that promote solutions that directly impact business.

We created TransferSummit to bring top researchers, academics, business
leaders, organizations, and technologists together to discuss core
requirements, challenges, and opportunities in the use, development,
licensing, funding, and promoting future innovation in open source.
We're focused on the comprehensive impact of open innovation across a
range of disciplines and applications. Participants will share, discuss,
and discover strategic opportunities that will allow research outputs to
be applied in commercial settings, bringing benefit to both the
researchers and the commercial partners. TransferSummit streamlines the
innovation and resource discovery process, cultivating partnerships, and
accelerating the process of externalising research.

Join the conversation at Keble College in Oxford 24-25 June and stay on
for the complimentary BarCamp on 26 June.

We’re currently finalising the speaker lineup; our roster includes
representatives from organisations such as: Nottingham University,
University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, OSS Watch, Seneca
College, Taunton's College, Sakai Foundation, The Apache Software
Foundation, CodePlex Foundation, LIMO Foundation, Microsoft, Mozilla
Foundation, Amazon, Day Software, GNOME Foundation, Google,
SalesAgility, Sirius IT, Sourcesense, and Wikimedia.

We're passionate about fostering interactions amongst participants and
are working towards ensuring the right environment for both learning
about open innovation in practice and for enhancing your own engagement
with open innovation. TransferSummit is expected to sell out: register
today to take advantage of our Early-Bird rates, and continue to explore
concepts addressed during the event at the BarCamp the following day.

For more details and to register see http://www.transfersummit.com

We look forward to seeing you!

- Ross Gardler, OSS Watch service manager, and the TransferSummit team

TransferSummit/UK - Open Innovation, Development, Collaboration
Oxford 24-25 June 2010 - Register now! http://www.transfersummit.com

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