OSPOs in academia need to be in alignment with the missions of universities, including teaching, research, and public service. These missions are very different from the missions of industrial corporations. But the strategic goals of both academic and industry OSPOs are complementary and enable acceleration of innovation that benefits all stakeholders. In this presentation, we will provide an overview of the efforts being made at UC Santa Cruz to amplify the impact of academic research by leveraging open source ecosystems, and how these activities are opening opportunities that can benefit industry partners – both through the engagement with university researchers and the education of the next generation of technical professionals.
The audience will learn about:
(1) Efforts to support academic research based in open source ecosystems that align with industry practices;
(2) Development of innovative curricula and mentoring programs that teach open source techniques to the next generation of technical professionals; and
(3) How industry OSPOs and the wider open source community can support these efforts and benefit from their outcomes.