Open Research @ OW2

OW2 contributes its expertise in commercial open source community enablement, open source project lifecycle management and global dissemination of open source technologies as a partner in various European research projects. OW2 has a solid experience gained since 2010 through its participation in 14 collaborative projects (and many more proposals).

Our track record and partner details can be found on the EC web site: PIC 989865892.

Think open source software for the outcome of your collaborative research project and look for OW2 as your Dissemination/Exploitation partner.
Ensure public money is used to finance general interest efforts for open source and open science, by involving OW2 non-profit association.

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OW2's value proposal to collaborative projects

OW2 helps European collaborative projects bridge the gap between research and their potential markets. We are born open source, we live and breathe open source. If you do not know where to start, we do. OW2 runs communication initiatives and social media, and arranges project presentations at industry events.

Collaboration / DevelopmentRight at the onset of the project, we set up a complete back-end infrastructure of state-of-the-art open source tools to support development and collaboration efforts and provide long-term hosting of research project outcomes. 
Communication / DisseminationOW2 has the experience and methodologies to help projects reach out to third party stakeholders and potential users, and develop their own ecosystems. We know how to design and run a full fledged communication plan. 
ExploitationWhile exploitation is often an after-thought for research partners, at OW2 we put exploitation on the map right from the beginning of the project and we help steer research and development activities toward a successful exploitation conclusion.  
Open SourceWe help turn the outcome of a project into shared value for all current and potential stakeholders. OW2 provides projects open source best practices and a neutral environment where contributors can work together independently of private interests. 

What is it we do not do? We do not manage scientific communication nor standardisation activities, we learned these activities are much better managed by research and use-case partners.

Why is OW2 engaged in European collaborative projects?

As an international organisation OW2 focuses on European projects with the aim to contribute to the digital sovereignty of the European economy and the sustainability of its open source ecosystem. OW2 engages in collaborative research projects that offer compelling synergies with the OW2 community, the OW2 codebase and OW2 initiatives.

As innovations in cloud computing, big data, IoT, privacy and security and artificial intelligence are becoming increasingly complex we believe they require both new software engineering techniques and collaboration between competitors and contributions of stakeholders of different origins. We believe open source is a powerful strategy to facilitate such collaboration and thus to foster long-term radical innovations.

The OW2 package: collaboration platform, dissemination expertise and exploitation opportunities

OW2 helps develop proposals and offers to lead the work package dedicated to implementing the communication, dissemination, exploitation, standardisation and training activities to generate awareness for a project, position it in its potential market and foster the growth of its community. This includes:

  • Making available immediately a state-of-the-art technical infrastructure to support the collaborative work of developers and the awareness and community building efforts. 
  • Creating appropriate message content and communication material and initiatives to generate awareness in the software industry and potential market.
  • Engaging in industry media communication through websites, events and conferences, to position the project as a high-potential, valuable initiative.
  • Developing exploitation plans, business and IPR strategies targeting relevant stakeholders and market segments to ensure the project’s sustainability beyond its actual duration.

In which collaborative projects is OW2 currently engaged?

OW2 is involved in several collaborative projects. They are complex international and/or multi-partner projects. Below are the collaborative projects that OW2 is currently participating in:

Completed collaborative projects with OW2

Below are the completed collaborative projects where OW2 was participating in: