21 July 2017

Weekly Seminar: “FLOSS for research: exploitation strategies and business models”

21 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
Speaker: Óscar David Sánchez Jiménez, Prince Felipe Research Center

ABSTRACT:

The potential of Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) as a way to increase competitiviness has been emphasized by many studies as well as public policies and funding programs. While many research and innovation projects and organizations adopt FLOSS in order to foster the dissemination of their results, the translation to marketable products and services remains questionable and many projects fail to achieve sustainability and to made a significant impact. In this talk, we will introduce the different business models and exploitation strategies around FLOSS, especially in the context of research and innovation activities, and we will discuss how and when FLOSS adoption might be the right choice for research organizations.

SPEAKER:

Óscar David Sánchez holds a Master Degree on Telecommunications Engineering. He has carried out multidisciplinary research in the fields of Medical Informatics, Bioinformatics and Distributed Computing and has spent his professional career in France and Spain, both in leading companies and research institutions in the Health and IT sectors. Since 2009 he coordinates innovation and business development activities at the Prince Felipe Research Center, where he is in charge of R&I management, industrial property, commercialization of research results and company creation and development.