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Minutes, Open Science Meeting, 28 September 2017

  1. Welcome and Update
  2. Internal Communication
  3. OS instrument platform
  4. Industry in OS
  5. Funding and opportunities

Mogens Hinge(AU), Emil Tveden Berglund(AU), Stefan Urth Nielsen(AU/RadiSurf), Iben Kongsfelt(OS, AU), Susie-Ann Spiegelhauer(SP Group), Jens Hinke (SP Group), Ram Sarusie(Færch Plast), Maija Strala(Au, Erhvervssamarbejde), Sophia Sachse(ECCO Sko), Martin Alexander Bargum(AU), Emil Andersen(LEGO Systems), Stine Kristensen(OS, AU), Jonas Bjerregaard Jensen(AU), Gunnar Schmitz(AU), Søren Porsgaard(Unisense), Christina Nielsen(AU), Ole Zoffmann Andersen(Elos Medtech), Mie Lillethorup(AU/RadiSurf), Marie Louise Conradsen(OS, AU), Asger Holm Agergaard(AU), Signe Maria Nielsen(AU), Henrik Birkedal(AU), Ove Christiansen(AU),  Jacob Ramsay(OS, AU), Rikke Christiansen(AU), Anita Kadrija(AU/Unisense), Kim Daasbjerg(AU), Matias Rasmussen(AU), Michael Nguyen(AU), Steen Uttrup Pedersen(AU), Rene Mikkelsen(LEGO Systems), Lauge Christensen(unisense), Halvor Høen Hval(AU), Mikkel Kongsfelt(RadiSurf), Duncan Sutherland(AU), Helle Svendsen(DTI), Jens Vinge(AU)

    1. Welcome and update

Open Entrepreneurship (Maija Strala): AU is part of the new Open Entrepreneurship(OE) project with AAU, DTU, IT Uni, Berkeley OE ( OE will collaborate with SPOMAN Open Science.

Sustainable polymers/Machine Learning project will exist under Open Science (Jens Vinge Nygaard). The project will take advantage of available data and use machine learning to classify parameters, correlate parameters and do predictions.

     2. Internal Communication (Iben Kongsfelt)

Open Science Framework ( Direct communication from the students

Use the framework to keep updated and initiate discussions on the results – questions or frustrations? contact Iben (

Webpage ( Information on meetings (registration, agenda, and minutes) and projects (direct link to OSF project sites).

E-mail: Used for meeting notifications and in the future newsletters with updates on the projects.

  • For the correct information to get out – please send any relevant information (interesting results, new collaborations, articles etc.) to


October: Separate project meetings organized by individual groups

December 11: End of Fall projects (Note the change of date)

Festival: May 31, 2018 (Mark the date today)

Social Media:

Twitter: @SpomanOS

    3. OS Instrument platform (Mogens Hinge)

Share what you can! “Closed science” can spill over to OS through approved release

  • consider how to release it (in bits or in a final article after the entire study), when to release it (during the study or after) and who is releasing it (uni/company)

What should you add on the OSF:

  • Which instrument – why?
  • Design and component – what do you use and why
  • Electronics: What and Why
  • Software: What and Why
  • Files: Drawings, codes, technical points etc.
  • Put all necessary data in the framework

Example of instrument on the OSF:

  • Frictometer (PhD project): (

Other projects that could go on the platform:

  • Glass flow cells – design and making
  • Vacuum fusion table
  • Flow front analyses
  • Abrasive wear determination
  • Food printers
  • Your project? – Technical drawings etc. from published projects
  • Suggestions or wishes for specific instruments for the platform? Send them to Iben (

    4. Open Science og bearnaisesovsen – industry in OS (Jens Hinke)

Jens gave an inspiring talk on how the industry can make Open Science a success:
Competitors are not a reason to worry – the companies that engage are the companies that gain! The industry need to engage more in the OS projects to become attractive partners for the researchers. Active partners gain ownership of the projects and offers motivation to the students. We still have a long way to go – Aarhus University has delivered, now it is time for the industry to do the same!

We need continuity in the projects – this will come from the smaller project groups and regular meetings. The science should be guided and discussed in smaller groups and at special events the groups will present it to the rest of the Open Science Community. It is important that the university and industry collaborate in guiding the students, set up goals and visualize the purpose of the projects.

We have the resources, we have the platform, we have the motivated students, we have the ideas – we can bring Open Science far!


Both continuity and completion of projects are important. The projects must have both a short-time goal (single projects, ½-1 yr) and long-time goals (commercialization, 10 yrs). This can give continuity between open science projects and derived closed projects. The success stories need to get out – success can be in both open projects, derived projects and new collaborations – this will motivate the students and create awareness.

    5. Funding and Opportunities (Jacob Ramsay, AU, Helle Svendsen, DTI)


Crowdfunding from industry: 350,000 DKr
Tuborgfondet: 30,000 DKr
Deans office: 1,008,915 DKr
Industriens fond: 2,588,681 DKr
Educational activities: 45,000 DKr from ST faculty
Grand Solution: 1st round rejection, one new project related to OS is being prepared
3 FTP applications related to OS projects are ready

Many funds can fund Open Science projects:

  • If you are ready to apply for more funding, please contact the manager team – we can help!

Derived closed projects:

What does a derived project demand:

  • 3-4 yrs duration
  • Investment: inkind (time commitment)
  • Active player (commitment to specific amount of work pr year (½-1 man yr pr yr)
  • Dissemination – your participation must be public knowledge

How do you get started:

Contact AU and/or DTI. What are the challenges, what is the chain of value, who will participate, funding (innovation foundation (Grand Solution, innobooster), EU foundations (H2020, Eurostars, interreg), MUDP, EUDP)

Remember: It will easily take 10 months from deciding to go into a project until the project can begin.