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Marie Louise Conradsen

Marie Louise Conradsen

Head of Open Science - Aarhus University, Denmark

Marie Louise Conradsen is Head of Open Science at Aarhus University, Denmark.

Since 2016, Marie Louise has led Aarhus University’s use of open science as a new model for IP-free industry collaboration - within several research areas incl. material sciences, food and carbon capture. She also heads the university’s largest open platform, the ODIN initiative. This project facilitates open research projects on precompetitive drug discovery, and so far, it has engaged more than 100 group leaders from the university and over 40 private firms.

She works closely with the university’s tech transfer office to identify how and when different combinations of proprietary and open mechanisms will create most impact from the university’s research. She is also part of several international research projects that aims to map the anatomy of open collaborations and explore the link between openness and commercialisation – and to find new practices for cross-organisational collaboration.

She has previously worked with public-private partnerships as a strategic developer in Central Denmark Region and as chief consultant in the private sector. She holds a PhD from Copenhagen Business School and a MSc in Molecular Biology and The History of Science from Aarhus University.