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Academic
Initiatives

As part of our academic initiatives, we strive to promote Open Innovation and research. Our academic success is recognized worldwide.

We are constantly pushing the boundaries of knowledge and encouraging collaboration between students, faculty, and industry professionals.

Our goal is to foster an environment of learning and exploration, and by doing so, create an atmosphere of creativity, innovation, and discovery.

World Open Innovation Community

Home of the World Open Innovation Conference​ and World Open Innovation Conversations, WOIC is a community that brings together academics, practitioners, and policy-makers passionate about Open Innovation.

The legacy of The Adjacent Possible and WOIC finds its roots in our continuous dedication to research and excellence in Open Innovation. From sharing ideas, insights, best practices, to diverse perspectives and workshops, since 2020, our contributions have sparkled over the years, with the active participation of our team.

Master in Artificial Intelligence - Rome Business School

The Adjacent Possible is the exclusive partner of Rome Business School, co-developing the Master in AI, since 2021.

The Master provides a practical and agile learning context for  understanding AI and its business impact. It provides a solid intensive training and knowledge to align Business and Technology into the organization's management, strategy and operations, by studying AI fundamentals, applications, Machine and Deep Learning, Exponential technologies and Robotics in Business, among others. Participants will acquire and walk away with a practical understanding of AI and its business applications, and with a confidence to be able to transform organizations into tech driven, future ready, innovative and sustainable impactful companies. More can be found here.

University of Bari

In a logic of Open Innovation, The Adjacent Possible collaborates with the University of Bari and with start-ups to translate innovative proposals into concrete solutions, capable of responding to customer needs.
The University and The Adjacent Possible established a coordinated relationship in order to develop synergies through stable and structured collaborations.

With this framework they will develop collaborations in the field of training, research and development, implementation of joint research, development and knowledge transfer projects collaboration for Higher Education activities. These include: organization of conferences and seminars, dissemination of results and good practices collaboration in development initiatives, and the provision of research services that the University will be able to offer directly or through its own spin-off companies. The collaboration will be carried out also with the Center of Excellence for Innovation and Creativity of the University of Bari to encourage discussion and interaction with nascent innovative spin-offs and start-ups, generated by incubation processes promote exchange initiatives with other bodies, universities, bodies, institutions, as well as associations, cooperatives and schools of all levels undertake joint research, advanced training and scientific innovation activities, to offer know-how, knowledge on issues of interest also through the establishment of study and comparison tables.

Hochschule Fresenius

The Adjacent Possible is a proud partner of Hochshule Fresenius, next generation university, since 1848.

For more than almost 175 years, the school has been supporting people as they pursue their education and personal development.

The Adjacent Possible cooperates with groups of students and teachers by providing case studies, project data and activities for both, empirical research and potential business application. More at https://www.hs-fresenius.com/

Female Inventors of the Futures Initiative

In collaboration with HS Fresenius, the project builds on the premise that our world is more connected than ever before and we are more inventive and inclusive than ever before. Even in the midst of a global pandemic, more than 3.2 million patents were filed in 2020 - however, on average, only 12.5%- 17% of these patents were filed by female inventors. The objective of this project is to conduct literature research and explore why there is a significant gender imbalance in innovations and propose ways to overcome this structural inequality.

Innovation Ecosystems

The vision is to interconnect globally dispersed R&D ecosystems to leverage their unique capabilities, and jointly develop technologies that create sustainable competitive advantage. In collaboration with HS Fresenius, the project serves as an initial information gathering exercise to support the development of further concept ideas. The objective of the project is to conduct literature research to understand the nature of various global innovation ecosystems (Silicon Valley, Tel Aviv, Hyderabad, Tokyo, Helsinki, among others) in preparation for the development of a concept to interconnect them. The qualities of different ecosystems in relation to their impact on the success of the innovation environment should be defined and examined.

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