This is an idea. It's not tested (yet).
We need more programmers in science! We need more designers in science! We need more <insert profession here> in science!
Obviously diverse groups are important.
Lessons from biology: diverse ecosystems are more stable1 and more resilient2 to outside influence.
(1) Smith, F. (1996), Biological diversity, ecosystem stability and economic development (doi:10.1016/0921-8009(95)00096-8)
(2) Cleland, E. E. (2011) Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stability. Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):14
Lena Reinhard: This is bigger than us: Building a future for Open Source - (https://youtu.be/-thLNvxFUu4)
Yes, Open Innovation. With OI more people have a say in the development of a product / service / artifact.
(“Democratizing Innovation” - Eric von Hippel)
“Lead users are users whose present strong needs will beome general in a marketplace months or years in the future. [...] [Since] lead users often attempt to fill the need they experience, they can provide new product concept and design data as well.”
von Hippel, E. (1986), Lead Users: A source of novel product concepts (doi:firstname.lastname@example.org)
“Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. [This paradigm] assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as they look to advance their technology.”
Chesborough, H., Open Innovation: Researching a New Paradigm (2006)
“Public and participatory. This requires structuring efforts so that "outsiders" can meaningfully participate (and become "insiders" as appropriate).”
Open Innovation creates products / services / artifacts that are better fit for the market at lower cost for the companies involved.
Reichwald R., Piller F. - Interaktive Wertschöpfung (ISBN 978-3-8349-0972-5)
“Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods.”
Yes, they both foster accessibility to your projects and increase visibility.
There is a key difference. Open Innovation does not neccessarily need the same amount of domain knowledge as Open Science which makes it more accessible.
The amount of work to make a project open depends highly on the amount of domain knowledge needed.
Research projects are interesting - build some kind of prototype in addition to your papers*. Improve this prototype with Open Innovation methods - this is how you attract other people with valuable input.
* You can write a paper about that too ;-)
Once you hooked people with an interesting Open Innovation project, it's a lot easier for them to dive deeper into the project. This is where Open Science's strength lies. Remember Mozilla's "Working open" statement.
ZOLLHOF will be a startup incubator funded by the Bavarian government and many industry partners.
JOSEPHS® is an Open Innovation space where companies improve their products and services with the help of visitors.