5th Annual World Open Innovation Conference

DECEMBER 13-14, 2018 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Digital Transformation for Sustainability

Call for Papers


We specifically call for research that shows how digital solutions help address sustainability challenges in the context of open innovation as well as related work that addresses such interconnections.

Topics Include: Open Innovation Behavior & Cognition; Open Innovation Strategy and Design; Open Innovation Communities and Users; Open Innovation Ecosystems; Open Policy & Governance.

Call for Challenges


Submit a challenge on managing open innovation in your organization. Each challenge will be evaluated based on the applicant’s ability to articulate an important open innovation challenge that other organizations are also likely to experience.

Categories Include: Organizational Culture; Business Model; IP Policy; R&D issues

Digital Transformation for Sustainability

The world is currently facing major trends that fundamentally change the ways in which organizations must innovate. We currently face grand challenges in the areas of climate change, traffic safety, food ecologies and life expectancy that need to be addressed through an integrative, collaborative and global perspective.

This year’s conference theme, “Digital Transformation for Sustainability”, aims at creating a more inclusive and collaborative approach to understand and cope with the underlying uncertainty of the problems and what the possible solutions may be.