Fair open innovation exchange
Austria is the first EU Member State to have developed an open innovation strategy which aims to open up and develop innovation systems in order to enhance their efficiency and output (see Open Innovation Strategy for Austria brochure). However, open innovation processes also entail a variety of risks, such as with regard to property rights or remuneration, which affect both the company itself and its external partners.
The aws also offers a number of support measures (Tecma, IP.Vermarktung, IP.Market, License.IP) for license allocation/license acquisition.
Fair remuneration and fair exchange are important aspects of open innovation processes. The NCP-IP Working Group on Payment Mechanisms for Open Innovation is working on solutions to this issue.