A day in Bristol at the JISC Open Innovation and Access to Resources Meeting gave us the chance to learn more about other Business and Community Engagement (BCE) strands as well as meeting members from the other projects on thee Access to Resources side and Open Innovation.
There was plenty of time to discuss various aspects of the project that might benefit from outside support and linking up with other teams.
Some key points about engagement included thinking about:
- Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
- Stakeholders such as JISC TechDis offering support for a Stakeholder map…. Key contacts – internal and external – have a look at the JISC TechDis Acumen site
- Local business networks, associations etc.
Think about support from various organisations as well as others in the projects such as MyMobile, Openbiz and O2I.
- Use JISC Legal for gaining information about IP and open source….
- Think about the case studies with Jon Moore – JISC digital media
- JISC Netskills on the use of Web 1/2/3 for community building.
Remember – the need to collect evidence of impact throughout the project – use blog etc.
Think about where we want to be in a years time! Examples of headline news included some edible ideas such as large pasties from Cornwall and much about funding for sustainability.
“Realise joins Mozilla Drumbeat – Google [Mike had Microsoft!] sponsors open source AT online market.”
Then we were asked to think about our partners!
“Scharr, LSL and OSSWatch to offer pan European advice about mainstreaming assistive technologies through Realising Potential through Partnerships” etc etc!
Discussions around website development and how Web 1/2/3 and databases were being used and the problems of maintenance were discussed. This is the next important milestone on our calendar!