”The importance of Openness continues to grow in both industry and academia. Through Open Innovation, companies, institutions and even competitors work together to accelerate innovation of products and services. Open Source has long been established in the software industry and the trend has also spread to the open hardware and other industries. Other forms of Openness include crowdsourcing and crowdfunding as alternative ways to develop and finance both software and hardware. Open Data is currently a hot area, not the least for public organizations, such as municipalities, regions, and county councils that want to make data available for various private and public services. During the LUCAS day we will hear presentations from academia, society, and industry on various forms of Openness, related opportunities and challenges and how Openess can be practically applied.”