When : 24/25/26 June, 2010
Where: Keble College, Oxford, UK
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With nearly all global organisations using Open Source software today, the industry faces a challenge of properly understanding the development, contribution, and communities instrumental to creating an enterprise-grade Open Source policy and ensuring its successful adoption.

At the same time 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 modern research projects.

The use of open source software licensing and development models for sustaining software outputs of research projects is becoming increasingly common. OSS Watch have been funded since 2003 to assist with these activities and open innovation 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 share, discuss, and discover strategic opportunities that accelerate growth.  TransferSummit streamlines the innovation and resource discovery process, cultivating partnerships, and accelerating the process of commercialising products.

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

We’re finalising the speaker lineup; our roster includes representatives from organisations such as: Amazon, The Apache Software Foundation, CodePlex Foundation, Day Software, GNOME Foundation, Google, Joint Information Systems Committee, LIMO Foundation, Microsoft, Mozilla Foundation, Nottingham University, OSS Watch, SalesAgility, Seneca College, Sirius Corporation Plc, Sourcesense, Taunton’s College, University of Cambridge, 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.

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We look forward to seeing you!

– Ross Gardler, Chair, OSS Watch and the TransferSummit team