Ready for a rapid, radical reboot of the global innovation system for a truly free and open 21st century knowledge economy?
The Open Science Summit is an attempt to gather all stakeholders who want to liberate our scientific and technological commons and enable a new era of decentralized, distributed innovation to solve humanity's greatest challenges.
Aiden Hollis is a Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and Vice-President of Incentives for Global Health. He was educated at Cambridge University (BA) and the University of Toronto (MA, PhD). His research focuses on pharmaceutical markets - including issues relating to innovation, competition, trade, and access. He is the co-author of several works on the Health Impact Fund including the 2008 book The Health Impact Fund: Making Medicines Accessible for All. He has also published more broadly in economics within the field of industrial organization, including on a historical Irish microfinance institution.
Hollis worked in corporate banking for several years in London and Seoul, and in 2003-4 served as the T.D.MacDonald Chair of Industrial Economics at the Competition Bureau, Ottawa.
James ("Jamie") Packard Love is the director of Knowledge Ecology International, formerly known as the Consumer Project on Technology, an NGO with offices in Washington DC and Geneva that works mainly on matters concerning knowledge management and governance, including intellectual property policy and practice, and innovation policy, particularly as they relate to health care and access to knowledge.An adviser to a number of UN agencies, national governments, international and regional intergovernmental organizations and public health NGOs, Mr. Love is US co-chair of the ans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue Working Group on Intellectual Property, founder and Chairman of Essential Inventions, Chairman of the Union for the Public Domain, Chairman of the Civil Society Coalition, and members of the MSF working groups on Intellectual Property and Research and Development, the Adelphi Charter on Creativity, Innovation and Intellectual Property and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue Task Force on Intellectual Property.
Mr. Love was previously Senior Economist for the Frank Russell Company, a Lecturer at Rutgers University, and a researcher on international finance at Princeton University. He received a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and a Masters in Public Affairs from the Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.