An Era of Sharing Is also Coming for Innovation
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An Era of Sharing Is also Coming for Innovation

AT THE THE SHARING ECONOMY OF INNOVATION CONFERENCE, MONDAY AT 5 P. M. IN THE AULA MAGNA ROENTGEN, THE VIEWS OF ACADEMIA, POLICY MAKERS AND COMPANIES WILL BE PRESENTED. AMONG THE SPEAKERS ILARIA CAPUA AND DIEGO PIACENTINI

If you identified an innovation that allows you to use 38% less energy and save 24% of costs, would you share it with other companies? Until a few years ago, the unanimous response of the business world would have been no, but then... Facebook did it, triggering an innovation cycle that arouses interest all over the world. The Facebook Open Compute Project is the starting point used by Alfonso Gambardella (Bocconi University) to reflect on one of the features of tomorrow’s innovation: sharing. His study on the subject (Endogenous Openness: The Increasing Profitability of Free Substitutes for Proprietary Design) will be presented at The Sharing Economy of Innovation conference (Monday, October 23rd, Foyer Aula Magna, via Roentgen 1, 5pm), the second event of the Bocconi Research for Europe and the World Economy (BREWE) series, which aims to disseminate research outcomes that have the greatest impact on the economy.
 

 
On the same occasion, Ashish Arora (Duke University) will discuss the reasons why companies, compared to the past, use less internally developed knowledge in their innovations and more knowledge developed externally. Maria Lillà Montagnani, a Bocconi law scholar, will analyze the evolution of the legal system necessary to follow and, at the same time, regulate the new course of open innovation.
 
The presentations will be followed by a discussion moderated by Tim Harford of the Financial Times (author of Fifty Things That Made The Modern Economy, published in Italy by Egea, the Bocconi University publishing house), with Ilaria Capua, the Italian scientist at the head of the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, promoter of the sharing of the genome of viruses in order to combat them more effectively; Diego Piacentini, Italian Government Commissioner for the Digital Agenda; Carlo Torniai, Head of data science and analytics Pirelli, the company that has introduced sensors in tyres ("Not only will they transmit information to cars and drivers, but in a second phase, which we are already working on, they will allow the sharing of information with the sales network and car manufacturers", said the CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera in a recent interview), and Antonio Vicente, Head of Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moeda.

by Fabio Todesco

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