Forum: JISC Future Priorities

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This interactive Discussion Forum will take place at 13.15 on Day 1 and will be chaired by Sarah Porter, Head of Innovation at JISC.

This session will be an opportunity to discuss current JISC activities but we hope that it focus in the main on the future. Are there activities that the JISC is not funding at present that it should consider? Are the models that the JISC uses to support innovation the right ones?

You can use your comments on these pages to begin the debate!

Sarah Porter, Head of Innovation, JISC

5 thoughts on “Forum: JISC Future Priorities

  1. Sarah Porter

    This session will be an opportunity to discuss current JISC activities but we hope that it focus in the main on the future. Are there activities that the JISC is not funding at present that it should consider? Are the models that the JISC uses to support innovation the right ones?

  2. Wilbert Kraan

    I think JISC is using some very good and varied models for supporting innovation.

    Not sure if it’s of any interest here, but I’ve been working on another model that is specifically concerned with supporting technological innovation by making inventions as cheap, predictable and ubiquitous as possible, quickly. As such, it builds on, but extends what it is that JISC sets out to achieve with its support for open standards.

    There’s more details on the blog post linked from this comment.

  3. Jim Hensman

    A number of the issues raised at the Forum, and in particular the question of what models the JISC should use for innovation, were looked at in a recent report prepared for the JISC Users and Innovation programme, Developing Innovation Networks and Communities of Practice, available at: http://elgg.jiscemerge.org.uk/jhensman/files/-1/295/InnovationCoP.pdf.

    This study created a number of case studies covering a very wide area to look at common themes and issues around developing innovation communities generally, as well as gathering requirements for a university innovation community and looking how this could link with wider communities. Conclusions were drawn from the evidence examined, as well as from theoretical work covering this area, and recommendations made for future work. Comments on this to j.hensman@coventry.ac.uk would be very welcome.

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