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Open Innovation Conference, 28th-30th November 2012, Leipzig

The first Open Innovation Conference organized by the city of Leipzig brings together experts from the fields of the triple helix “university, industry, government” focusing on the exchange of experience in the field of open innovation in creative industries.

One session at the conference is dedicated to Open Data, which will be discussed  from two different but complementary perspectives: the Linked Open Data research perspective and the perspective on Open Data from the community, grassroots and NGO perspective.The session will comprise two talks, give room to short stand-up presentations by the participants and aim at spinning a discussion around Open Data challenges.

  • Dr. Sören Auer, University of Leipzig, will give a presentation on ‘DBpedia’ and the emerging Web of Data .
  • Daniel Dietrich, chairman of  Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, will present some crucial Open Data projects, such as ‘Offener Haushalt’, ‘TheDataHub’ and ‘Frankfurt Gestalten’.

The conference takes place within the framework of the EU-project Creative Cities (January 2010 to May 2013) final convention. Eleven partners from Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Hungary, and Italy joined together in 2010 within the project to form a transnational network of the creative industries in the participating cities. The final convention brings together representatives of the project partners, the creative industries, administration, economy, and politics in order to evaluate results, exchange experiences, and define future fields of work.

The conference language is English and participation is free.

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