WOIC 2016


ESADE     |     BARCELONA, SPAIN     |     DECEMBER 15 – 16, 2016

A World Wide Network of Open Innovation Experts

Ferran Adria

Chef & Owner of elBulli

Gerardo Pisarello Prados

Vice Mayor of Barcelona

Carlos Moedas

EU Commissioner for Research, Science & Innovation

George Yip

Imperial College London, and CEIBS

Xiaolan Fu

Oxford University 

Max von Zedtwitz

Max von Zedwitz, GLORAD

Henry Chesbrough

Conference Organizer, UC Berkeley & ESADE,

Wim Vanhaverbeke

Conference Co-Organizer,  Hasselt University 

Solomon Darwin

Conference Industry Chair, UC Berkeley

Marcel Bogers

Conference Academic Chair, University of Copenhagen

Over 188 Paper Submissions!


The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, with the support of ESADE Business School,
Ramon Llull University, Barcelona and R&D Management is pleased to announce the:


3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference

Open Innovation in the Digital Age


The 3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference co-hosted with ESADE in Barcelona, Spain, brings together renowned academic scholars, leading companies and innovators in the Open Innovation space.  R&D Management has agreed to provide a Special Issue comprised of the best papers submitted to the conference.

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.

The digital age provides new enabling factors for generating, sharing, retrieving and storing data, information or knowledge that could dramatically impact how organizations manage their boundaries. In many cases, managers need to let go of the traditional logic of managing knowledge for innovation that may reside inside or outside the organization, but instead need to find new ways of managing the entire ecosystem where complementary partners are co-innovating new solutions that they can only establish together.






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