4th Annual World Open Innovation Conference

WOIC 2017  |  December 13-15, 2017

The 4th annual World Open Innovation Conference returns to California! This year, the event will be held in the epicenter of Silicon Valley – San Francisco. After three successful events, the World Open Innovation Conference has established itself as one of the most well attended Open Innovation conferences in the world. Industry leaders and academic scholars have helped identify and develop ways to bridge the gap between Open Innovation [1]  research, and Open Innovation practices.

The conference offers a unique setting to combine the latest in Open Innovation research with the open innovation practices of some of the world’s leading companies. Academic scholars have an opportunity to apply their research to current challenges and areas of development within company settings. Likewise, industry leaders can glean, learn, and apply Open Innovation research to their innovation strategy.

[1] Open Innovation describes “a distributed innovation process based on purposively managed knowledge flows across organizational boundaries” (Chesbrough and Bogers, 2014). It provides insights into how firms can harness inflows and outflows of knowledge to improve their innovation success. It has become a popular (and well cited) area of innovation research.

Who Should Attend?

The World Open Innovation Conference invites both academic scholars and industry professionals, both from the public and private sectors, in the area of Open Innovation.

  • Chief Innovation Officers, Innovation Directors and Managers
  • University Professors and Doctoral Students in the field of innovation
  • Managers and Directors in New Product Developments and Strategy
  • Innovation Consultants
  • Government Officials and Policy Makers
  • Researchers at Corporate/Government Research Institutes
  • Anyone who is interested in Open Innovation


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