20 successful graduates saw the finalisation of the first Lab for Open Innovation in Science (LOIS) which was initiated by the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (LBG) in 2015. Amongst the graduates is Julia Planitzer, senior expert specialized in measures against trafficking in human beings at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights. The selected participating researchers came from various disciplinary backgrounds and different academic career levels and had the opportunity to learn from each other and reflect the interrelation of science and society with an international faculty. Modules of the LOIS course included a range of questions from crowdsourcing of knowledge over open access to research results to communication and application of the generated knowledge.
LOIS is part of the Open Innovation in Science Research and Competence Centre of LBG.
A second edition of the LOIS programme is currently being planned, the call for applications will be published in June.