Facing the digital age and embracing the "open innovation paradigm," an increasing number of  industrial players have developed ecosystem strategies to innovate in a more sustainable and efficient manner. In practice, this means building and managing open resources (software, data, materials) that they identify as useful to their activity.

However, for both private and public actors, this innovation involves substantial economic, cultural, and legal changes. Ecosystems need to build strong frameworks of mutual trust and common interest in order to go beyond classical boundaries (public/private, client/provider, organization/individual).  In several cases, open source had proven to be the key, enabling such strategies to produce and maintain concrete resources.

We will explore this phenomenon through different feedback from key sectors: spatial, mobility, energy, and more, analyzing how each of them have managed their journey. We’ll highlight specific characteristics of their collaboration frameworks: scope, goals, legal framework (licensing, trademarks, patents), business models, etc.

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