Conference layout and program overview. Check back often for updates. 

PhD Seminar (December 13-14, 2016) – Click link for more information.
For information and to sign up for the PhD Seminar, contact Pilar Gallego

Day 1:  Thursday, December 15, 2016
8:00am | Registration

ESADEFORUM Foyer, Barcelona-Pedralbes Campus Universitat Ramon Llull Av. de Pedralbes, 60-62 08034 Barcelona, Spain

9:00am | Welcome
hcHenry Chesbrough, Professor at Berkeley-Haas & ESADE

Henry Chesbrough was the first person to clearly define Open Innovation, a new innovation strategy that is restructuring R&D worldwide through his research and publications. He is currently a professor at the Haas School of Business and ESADE Business School. Chesbrough is also Faculty Director at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, University of California, Berkeley.




9:15am | Special Welcome Address
Gerardo Pisarello Prados, Vice Mayor of Barcelona

Gerardo Pisarello Prados is the First Deputy Mayor of Barcelona responsible for Work, Economy and Strategic Planning. Prior to being elected to the Barcelona City hall as part of the Barcelona en Comú municipal platform, he was a former professor in constitutional law at the University of Barcelona. On top of his public service, he also authored many books on constitutionalism and human rights as well as writing for Pú, and Sin Permiso.



9:30am | Opening Plenary Session

Keynote Speaker: Ferran Adrià, in conversation with Marcel Planellas

Ferran Adrià, Founder of elBulliFoundation & Former Chef and owner of El Bulli

Scaling Creativity, using Open Innovation

Ferran Adrià holds a prominent place in the culinary industry: he has been called the world’s greatest and most creative chef. His restaurant, El Bulli, was named best restaurant in the world for a record 5 times between 2002 and 2009 by the prestigious Restaurant magazine, and was awarded three Michelin stars. Time Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential personalities in the world. In 2014, Ferran started elBulliFoundation, initially focusing efforts on elBulliLab in Barcelona, an interdisciplinary research center on creativity and innovation. Read more here.


Marcel Planellas, Professor, ESADE

Professor Planellas has a long trajectory as a Strategy professor and in leadership positions at ESADE. He is the author of “Ferran Adria and El Bulli’s Transformation” case study (Harvard Business Publishing) and has done research and written several academic articles on El Bulli’s business model and creative process.




10:30am | Panel Discussion : Open Innovation in China
Presenter: George Yip, Professor, Imperial College London, and CEIBS

George Yip is Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Imperial College Business School, and recently professor and Co-Director of the Centre on China Innovation at China Europe International Business School. He is co-author of China’s Next Strategic Advantage: From Imitation to Innovation (The MIT Press, 2016).




Presenter: Yan Xu, Associate Dean, HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Prof. Xu Yan has been the Associate Dean of HKUST Business School overseeing HKUST EMBA for Chinese Executives, Executive Education and China Strategy since 2011. His research area includes technology and innovation management, and telecommunications policy. He has published Chinese Telecommunications Policy and Innovated by Hong Kong. He has conducted research projects for British Telecom, China Mobile, Siemens, Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), Audit Commission of Hong Kong Government, Office of the Telecommunications Authority Communications Association of Hong Kong (CAHK), Central Policy Unit (CPU) of Hong Kong Government, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, Hutchison Telecom, SmarTone and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) of the United Nations. He is currently board member of the International Telecommunications Society, member of the Regulatory Affairs Advisory Committee of the Office of the Communications Authority (OFCA), president of Regulatory Issues Group of the Communications Association of Hong Kong, and independent none-executive director of TCL Display Technology Holdings Ltd.


Discussant: Xiaolan Fu, Founding Director of the Oxford Technology and Management Centre for Development, Oxford University

Xiaolan Fu is a development economist. She is the Founding Director of the Oxford Technology and Management Centre for Development, Professor of Technology and International Development at Oxford University, Fellow at Green Templeton College, and author of China’s Path to Innovation.



Discussant: Max von Zedtwitz, Director, GLORAD

Max von Zedtwitz is an expert in global R&D management and innovation. A professor at KTU in Lithuania and other universities in China, the Americas and Europe, he runs GLORAD, the Center for Global R&D and Innovation with locations in Shanghai, Sao Paulo, Silicon Valley, Kaunas, Heilbronn, and St. Gallen. Previously, he was Vice President at PRTM, Managing Director of AsiaCompete Int’l, and professor at Skoltech, Tsinghua, Beijing University, and IMD in Switzerland. He holds Ph.D. and MBA degrees from HSG University of St. Gallen, and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from ETH Zurich. He also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard University.


11:30am | Networking Break
12:00pm | Parallel Sessions #1

Practitioner Experience – Open Innovation Challenges:

1) CERN; 2) EARTO; and 3) Nofima
Room: VIP Dining Room

CERN: Cultural Challenge – The practice of Open Science and the institutions involved in it allow co-creation, sharing and diffusion of knowledge (value creation). Nevertheless, the same institutions do not necessarily assure the transformation of this value it into economic benefit (value capture). The paradigm of Open Innovation emerges as a potential solution in this direction towards connecting value creation with value capture. What novel practices and ecosystems are necessary to achieve this?

EARTO: Business Model Challenge – How would you design the open innovation business model of a Research & Technology Organization (RTO) today, in a digital-first & globalized world moving rapidly towards open access to all scientific results, and how would such organization sustain itself economically?

Nofima: R&D Challenge – How can an applied research institute in Norway that serves the food attract more value added research projects from industry to generate profitable partners through Open Innovation?

Time Allocation:

A. Problem Statement Presentation by each organization – 10 min @ each table
B. Table Discussions: Practitioners & Researchers Engage @ each table – 40 min
C. Recap by Table Rep: Recommendations Generated at Each Table – 20 min
D. Recap by Session Moderator – 15 min



Plenary Academic Session 1: Open Innovation in the  Digital Age:

Chair: Ellen Enkel
Room: Platea 1

Data-driven business models in the digital age: the impact of data in traditional businesses (Laia Pujol Priego, David Osimo, Jonathan Wareham & Federica Porcu)

Crowdsourcing social innovation: Lessons on platform design (Thomas Kohler & Henry Chesbrough)

Business models for the commercialization of digital technologies in established markets: 3D food-printing (Serena Flammini, Gabriella Arcese, Maria Claudia Lucchetti, Tim Minshall & Letizia Mortara)

1:30pm | Networking Lunch 
3:00pm | Parallel Sessions #2

Practitioner Experience: IP Administration

(Company: Nestlé)
Room: VIP Dining Room

Nestlé’s objectives are to expand external collaborations to synergize our internal R&D efforts and through meaningful external collaborations to: a) generates useful intellectual property, product points of differentiation and ultimately increases revenues and organic growth contribution; b) advances nutrition, health and wellness; c) drive sustainability and generates cost savings; and d) delight consumers. The firm manages collaborations from start to finish through identification of unmet needs, scouting, due diligence, negotiations, implementation and alliance management.

Challenge: What is the optimal way to structure our team to encourage and drive external collaboration and open innovation? How can Nestle evolve its existing structure to drive efficiencies and enable the firm to achieve its mission and objectives with ease?

Time Allocation:

A. Problem Statement Presentation by each organization – 10 min @ each table
B. Table Discussions: Practitioners & Researchers Engage @ each table – 40 min
C. Recap by Table Rep: Recommendations Generated at Each Table – 20 min
D. Recap by Session Moderator – 15 min

Academic Sessions 2A – 2D 


Session 2A:
OI in the Digital Age II – Business Models 

Chair: Kathleen Diener (Special Track)
Room: Platea 1

  1. Internal open innovation: A valuable alternative for MNCs (Thomas Moellers & Camillo Visini)
  2. Locating open innovation in the collaboration landscape – Evidence from academic and practical practice (Kathleen Diener, Dirk Luettgens & Frank Piller
  3. Online intermediaries and service co-creation capabilities: An exploratory case study of client engagement for open innovation* (Krithika Randhawa & Ralf Wilden)


Session 2B:
Co-Creation of Knowledge

Chair: Hila Lifshitz-Assaf
Room: Platea 2

  1. When open innovation between competitors generates 100 billion dollars: A case study of coopetition in the pharmaceutical industry between Sanofi and BMS (Sea Matilda Bez, Frédéric Le Roy, Stéphanie Dameron & Devi Gnyawali)
  2. Efficient Exploitation of Open Innovation: A Challenge of Opposing Logics (Astrid Heidemann Lassen)
  3. Turbulent stability of emergent roles: The dualistic nature of selforganizing knowledge coproduction production (Ofer Arazy, Johannes Daxenberger, Hila Lifshitz-Assaf, Oded Nov & Iryna Gurevych)


Session 2C: OI Adoption

Chair: Bernadette Baumstark
Room: Amphitheatre

  1. Inbound or outbound open innovation? Or both? Adoption patterns and concept perception (Roman Teplov, Daria Podmetina, Ekaterina Albats & Justyna Dabrowska)
  2. Evolving physical infrastructure to support open innovation in the digital age: case studies from the UK (Tim Minshall & Letizia Mortara)
  3. Barriers in profiting from inbound open innovation: A contingency approach of organizational design* (Bernadette Baumstark)


Session 2D : OI & Entrepreneurship

Chair: Kaja Rangus
Room 15, Floor 1

  1. The dynamics of openness and appropriability in services start-ups (Ghassan Yacoub)
  2. Open entrepreneurial orientation – The influence of entrepreneurial orientation on open innovation activities in SME (Marcel Drescher, Oliver Mauroner & Reinhold Pabst)
  3. The role of open innovation mindset in entrepreneur’s alertness and firm’s financial performance** (Kaja Rangus & Alenka Slavec)


4:30pm | Networking Break 
5:00pm | Parallel Sessions #3

Practitioner Experience: Open Innovation & Sustainability

(Company: Enel)
Room: VIP Dining Room

Enel is committed to leading the “energy transition”, based on renewables and grid digitization. Technologically, the company is already investing heavily in solar PV, hydro, geothermal, and other renewable sources, as well as digitizing the grid. However, to achieve its vision, the company will need to apply open innovation, specifically with regard to: a) new relations with consumers, who might generate electricity and sell back to the grid, b) new partnerships with NGOs, who monitor sustainability issues and c) social entrepreneurs, to bring renewable energy to the developing world.

Challenge: Identify Open Innovation practices and processes for Enel to use open innovation to meet its strategic goal of enhanced sustainability.

Time Allocation:

  1. Problem Statement Presentation by each organization – 10 min @ each table
  2. Table Discussions: Practitioners & Researchers Engage @ each table – 40 min
  3. Recap by Table Rep: Recommendations Generated at Each Table – 20 min
  4. Recap by Session Moderator – 15 min
Academic Session 3A – 3D 


Session 3A: OI in the Digital Age II – Business Models 

Chair: Marika Iivari (Special Track)
Room: Platea 1

  1. Framework for firm strategies in open internet of things ecosystems (Anssi Smedlund, Heini Ikävalko, Petra Turkama & Pentti Launonen)
  2. The impact of openness in big science: A blessing or a curse? (Jonathan Wareham & Laia Pujol Priego)
  3. Open innovation ecosystem orchestration – Comparative case study on spatial planning (Marika Iivari, Pia HurmelinnaLaukkanen & Sari Horvonen-Kantola)


Session 3B: OI and Identity

Chair: Susanne Ollila
Room: Platea 2


  1. Why open innovation is easier said than done: An organizational identity perspective* (Maral Mahdad, Andrea Piccaluga & Alberto Di Minin)
  2. Does social inducement lead to higher open innovation investment? An experimental study** (Shuanping Dai & Guanzhong Yang)
  3. To be or not to be? Identity work in collaborative innovation  (Susanne Ollila)


Session 3C: Capabilities for OI

Chair: Krithika Randhawa
Room: Amphitheatre

  1. Open innovation adoption from strategy to practice: Implications from organizational ambidexterity and dynamic capabilities (Lu Huang, Beverly Wagner & Nusa Fain
  2. Coopetition capabilities: An explorative study of R&D coopetition in the automotive industry (Corrina Schaffer)
  3. Open innovation with suppliers at Unilever and Novozymes: Juxtaposing strategic top-down and operational bottom-up approaches (Linda Nhu Laursen, Henry Chesbrough & Graham Cross)


Session 3D : OI in a Regional or Industrial Context

Chair: Xiaolan Fu
Room 15, Floor 1

  1. Strategic embeddedness in a regional innovation ecosystem as a model to expand the framework for studying open innovation: The case of a multinational pharmaceutical company (Joanna Robaczewska, Wim Vanhaverbeke & Nadine Roijakkers)
  2. How do low and medium technology firms implement open innovation practices? An empirical analysis of Spanish firms (Maria Luisa Flor, Jose A. Alfaro, María José Oltra & Elena Sanjurjo)
  3. Medical Innovation on the death bed Open Innovation as a remedy (Georg Gassner & Katja Hutter)
  4. Innovation under resources, capabilities and institutional constraints: The role of open innovation in Ghana (Xiaolan Fu, Giacomo Zanello & Carmen Contreras)
6:30pm | Closing Remarks

Henry Chesbrough and Marcel Bogers

Room: Platea 1 & 2 (Auditorium)

6:35pm | Poster Session Overview 

By Marcel Bogers, Ann-Kristin Zobel & Jonathan Sims
Room: Platea 1 & 2 (Auditorium)

6:45pm | Poster Session & Wine Reception

By Marcel Bogers, Ann-Kristin Zobel & Jonathan Sims
Location: ESADEFORUM Foyer

Cluster I:
OI in the Digital Age

  1. If it looks like a paradox, and walks like a paradox: an attempt to disentangle appropriability- openness tensions in the digital age (Ioana Stefan)
  2. Impact of Contextual Factors on Open Innovation Activities in the Digital Age (Birgit von See & Wolfgang Kersten)
  3. Robot Returns: The Impact of Open Innovation  on Turnover from Automation (Petra Nylund, Xavier Ferràs & Alexander Brem)
  4. Open Innovation of services in knowledge ecosystems – Knowledge product perspectives of the digital economy (Mathias Aaen Thuesen)

Cluster II:
OI Communities and Crowds

  1. Mirror, mirror on the wall who is the fairest of them all? Harnessing the intersection between the crowd and experts’ knowledge through the notion of prism (Riccardo Bonazzi & Gianluigi Viscusi)
  2. Placing Value on Community Co-creations:  A Study of a Video Game ‘Modding’ Community (Lev Poretski & Ofer Arazy)
  3. The Role of Bloggers in Business Ecosystems –  Investigation of Open Innovation Processes in the Fashion Industry (Monika Hauck, Christoph Hienerth & Sebastian Scheffels)

Cluster III:
OI and Product Development

  1. External knowledge sourcing and new product development: Evidence from the Italian food and beverage industry (Gabriele Santoro)
  2. Open innovation, co-creation and closed product development in the Norwegian cereal industry (Sveinung Grimsby, Magnus Gulbrandsen, Cathrine Finne Kure &  Einar Risvik)
  3. Open Innovation in Blockbuster Industries: Cooperative Value Creation in Pharmaceutical Consortia (Joel West & Paul Olk)

Cluster IV:
OI in Complex and Systemic Settings

  1. The Role of Transformational Leaders in Promoting Open Innovation: The Case of NASA Space Apps (Vasiliki Baka & Marcel Bogers)
  2. Open innovation in smart cities (Esteve Almirall, Melissa Lee & Jonathan Wareham)
  3. A Delphi approach to boost an open innovation policy (Antonio Santos & Sandro Mendonca)
  4. Case for Building a Climate of Innovation in a Complex Company System (Emir Dzanic, Darko Kantoci & Jasmina Ranilovic)
  5. On Intellectual Property Solutions in Online Open Innovation by Means of Blockchain and Subcontracts (Josep Lluis de la Rosa, Denisa Gibovic, Victor Torres, Lutz Maicher, Francesc Miralles & Andres el-Fakdi)
7:45pm |  Guests Board Bus to Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site for Gala Dinner
8:15pm |  Tour of Sant Pau Art Nouveau
8:45pm | Gala Conference Dinner

santpau-programGala Dinner: Sant Pau (Hypostyle Hall), Carrer de Sant Quinti, 89, 08026 Barcelona, Spain

Introductions by: Henry Chesbrough





8:45pm | Welcome Address #1
Jonathan Wareham, Dean of Faculty & Research, ESADE

Jonathan Wareham is a Professor of Information Systems and Dean of Faculty and Research of ESADE Business & Law Schools (Ramon Llull University). Dr. Wareham’s research has been published or forthcoming in over 80 refereed journals and proceedings. He serves as Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly, and holds/held editorial positions with Information Systems Research, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Information & Organization, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and was the General Conference Chair of the ECIS 2012 and Co-Organizer of DRUID 2013. He currently serves as Director of the ESADE Institute for Innovation and Knowledge Management, as well as on advisory boards for a number of academic institutions, NGOs, and social entrepreneurs.

8:55pm | Welcome Address #2
Ellen Enkel, Professor for Innovation Management at Zeppelin University

Ellen Enkel is professor of innovation management and director of the Dr. Manfred Bischoff Institute of Innovation Management of EADS at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen, Germany. Before, she was heading the competence center Open Innovation at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). Her research interests focus on cooperative innovation processes like open and cross-industry innovation, innovation networks within and across companies as well as innovation metrics systems. She has broad industry experience working with companies like Daimler, Unilever, IBM, BASF, Alcan and Henkel, has published 4 books and several academic articles in the area of innovation and technology management.


WOIC Academic Award Presentations

(Marcel Bogers with Jonathan Sims and Ann-Kristin Zobel ): Best PhD Student Paper & Best Emerging Scholar Paper.

marcel-prorgramMarcel Bogers, Academic Chair

Dr. Marcel Bogers is Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Food and Resource Economics (Section for Production, Markets and Policy), Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. He obtained a M.Sc. from Eindhoven University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Management of Technology from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). He has received honors that highlight excellence in research and teaching, and he has been an invited speaker at various academic and corporate events around the globe.



AK-programAnn-Kristin Zobel, Associate Program Chair

Ann-Kristin’s research focuses on how firms transform from a traditionally closed innovation model to a model of open innovation that increasingly integrates external sources of innovation and paths to markets. This new model of open innovation is particularly relevant in the renewable energy sector, in which innovation is becoming increasingly distributed and requires a collective effort from different institutions in an innovation ecosystem.




jsims-programJonathan Sims, Associate Program Chair

Jonathan’s research and teaching programs lie at the intersection of strategy, entrepreneurship, and technology innovation. Broadly, he is interested in how entrepreneurial companies develop and implement technology strategies in cooperation with external communities. His doctoral dissertation and continuing research use both qualitative and quantitative methods to examine how entrepreneurial firms work with open source software communities.

10:45pm |  Guests Board Bus back to ESADE

Return AC Hotel Victoria Suites & Atiram Arenas Hotel


Day 2:  Friday, December 16, 2016
8:30am | Registration

Location: ESADEFORUM Foyer

9:30am | Welcome

Room: Platea 1 & 2 (Auditorium)

Wim Vanhaverbeke, Conference Co-Chair

Wim Vanhaverbeke is professor of Innovation Management & Strategy at the Hasselt University, and visiting professor at the ESADE Business School and National University of Singapore. He is a speaker, author and consultant specialized in the organization and management of open and collaborative innovation.




9:45am | Keynote Speaker #1
Alberto Prado, Vice President, Head of Digital Accelerator, Royal Philips

Utilizing Digital Platforms to Advance Open Innovation

Alberto is the Head of the Digital Accelerator at Royal Philips. He is responsible for defining the next generation of connected digital propositions and business models in Healthtech, leveraging digital technologies and external innovation networks, including ventures. Previously, he created and led the Digital Innovation Program in the consumer division, initiating a fundamental transformation in traditional innovation practices that delivered the first wave of Philips connected products.



10:05am | Panel Discussion : Barça’s Playbook: An Open Innovation Ecosystem


Presenter: Ivan Bofarull, Innovation Catalyst & Head of the Global Intelligence Office, ESADE

Since 2011, Ivan Bofarull has been a visiting advisor at Georgetown University in Washington,DC. Ivan’s research and speaking topic focus on the future of higher education at the intersection of globalization and digitization.  He is also co-author with Ferran Adrià and Professor Marcel Planellas on the “Auditing the Creative Process”, an innovation tool for organizations. Ivan considers FC Barcelona, besides El Bulli, one of the most unique and inspiring models of open innovation.



Discussant: Keegan Pierce, Global Sports Consultant and Lecturer in Sports Management, ESADE

Keegan’s experience in the sports industry spans 15 years and four continents, including roles with Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (USA), Club Deportivo Guadalajara (Mexico), The Korea Times (South Korea) and, most recently, Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, the multinational agency headquartered in Paris.




Discussant: Jorge Juan Fernández García, Director of E-Health, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

Jorge Juan Fernández García is a renowned expert in business model innovation in healthcare and life sciences, and a fellow at Singularity University.  His upcoming book (2017) is a research on the world’s most successful sports teams in history.  He is the Director of E-Health at SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital (, one of the top 5 pediatric hospitals in Europe, and Head of Academics of Moebio (, a healthcare accelerator linked to Stanford Biodesign.   @jorgejuan



Discussant: Pere Obrador, Open Innovation Program, Telefonica R&D

Pere Obrador has led the Open Innovation Program at Telefonica R&D for the last 5 years and was a founding member of the Soccer Science Lab. Prior to this, he was a Project Manager and researcher at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA. He has led Open Innovation Projects with relevant players in their industry, such as Warner Bros, ElBullifoundation, F. C. Barcelona, LEGO & Inditex. Pere holds an MS from USC (Los Angeles, CA), and a PhD from UPC (Barcelona).





11:00am | Networking Break
11:30am | Parallel Session #4

Practitioner Experience: Business Model Challenge

(Company: Paradigm Mtuity, Inc.)
Room: VIP Dining Room

Paradigm Mtuity, Inc. operates a collaborative platform to manage smart city infrastructure.

Challenge: How can open innovation drive a world-class smart city technology development while leveraging partnerships with corporations through universities?

Time Allocation:

A. Problem Statement Presentation by each organization – 10 min @ each table
B. Table Discussions: Practitioners & Researchers Engage @ each table – 40 min
C. Recap by Table Rep: Recommendations Generated at Each Table – 20 min
D. Recap by Session Moderator – 15 min

Academic Sessions 4A – 4D 

Session 4A: OI in the Digital Age IV – Levels of Analysis

Chair: John Ettlie (Special Track)
Room: Platea 1

  1. Open innovation and digital natives in the automotive industry: the case of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (Elena Candelo, Diego Matricano & Mario Sorrentino)
  2. Cooperative platforms of digital open standards and industrial community dynamics of open innovation: the OASIS consortium model (Laurent Adatto)
  3. External networks and targeted competition: resolving boundary issues in open innovation (John Ettlie & Peter Gianiodis)


Session 4B: OI Ecosystem Orchestration

Chair: Joon Mo Ahn
Room: Platea 2

  1. Orchestrating innovation ecosystems in nano-electronics: Internal preparation and external governance (Pegah Yaghmaie, Nadine Roijakkers & Wim Vanhaverbeke)
  2. Open innovation in nascent ecosystems – The influence of system bottlenecks on firms’ patterns of collaboration (Ann-Kristin Zobel, Jörn Hoppmann & Alejandro Núñez Jiménez)
  3. When technology platform meets out-bound open innovation: A dynamic establishment of business ecosystem (Joon Mo Ahn & Chung-Lin Tsai


Session4C: OI & Human Resources

Chair: Klas Eric Soderquist
Room: Amphitheatre

  1. The role of human capital in open innovation: evidence from the European companies (Ekaterina Albats, Justyna Dabrowsak, Daria Podmetina & Roman Teplov)
  2. The integration of diverse technologies: How CEOs influence their firms’ integration process and its innovation performance (Nino Van de Wal, Victor Gilsing & Christophe Boone)
  3. Employee engagement practices in support of open innovation(Klas Eric Soderquist, Lia Tirabeni & Paola Pisano)


Session 4D: OI Communities

Chair: Oguzhan Aygoren
Room 15, Floor 1

  1. Norms regulating commercialization behaviours in open innovation contexts: The case of the RepRap community (Thierry Rayna, Emmanuelle Fauchart & Ludmila Striukova)
  2. Performances in the selling of an innovation platform (Jane Webb)
  3. Community engagement or funding: how does crowdfunding contribute to the market success of video games? (Oguzhan Aygoren & Stefan Koch)
1:00pm | Networking Lunch
2:30pm | Keynote Speaker #2
Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Open Science, Open Innovation and Open to the World

After leaving Harvard Business School, Moedas worked in mergers and acquisitions for Goldman Sachs. He then worked at Eurohypo Investment Bank in its Real Estate Investment Banking Division before returning to Portugal. He then set up his own investment management company called Crimson Investment Management. Afterwards, he was nominated as European Commissioner and was approved by EC President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker.



3:00pm | Parallel Sessions #5

Practitioner Experience: Culture and Organizational Structure

(Company: Kaneka)
Room: VIP Dining Room

Kaneka is a large Japanese Multinational firm that recently established a Center of Excellence for Business Development & Open Innovation.

Challenge: How can Kaneka drive internal traffic to our already existing Ideation?

Time Allocation:

A. Problem Statement Presentation by each organization – 10 min @ each table
B. Table Discussions: Practitioners & Researchers Engage @ each table – 40 min
C. Recap by Table Rep: Recommendations Generated at Each Table – 20 min
D. Recap by Session Moderator – 15 min

Academic Sessions 5A – 5D 

Session 5A: OI in the Digital Age V – Organizing for OI

Chair: Andrea Urbinati (Special Track)
Room: Platea 1

  1. The role of entrepreneur in organizing and managing open innovation in SMEs (Muhammad Usman & Wim Vanhaverbeke) 
  2. Open innovation in the digital age: using crowdsourcing to co-design meaningful social change (Nunzia Coco)
  3. The use of digital technologies to manage open innovation processes: An exploratory analysis (Andrea Urbinati, Davide Chiaroni, Vittorio Chiesa & Federico Frattini)


Session 5B: Outcomes of OI

Chair: Carsten Schultz
Room: Platea 2

  1. The antecedents and outcomes of inbound open innovation in manufacturing firms in the UK (Mohammed Alarefi, Hanna Bahemia & Malgorzata Ciesielska)
  2. External cooperation for startup survival and innovation (Elena Gimenez Fernandez & Francesco Sandulli)
  3. “Ready for take-off” How Open Innovation influences startup success (Cristina Marullo, Elena Casprini, Alberto Di Minin & Andrea Piccaluga)
  4. Effects of University-Industry collaboration on firm value (Alexander Wirsich, Alexander Kock, Christoph Strumann & Carsten Schultz)


Session 5C: Managerial Challenges of OI

Chair: Mette Praest Knudsen
Room: Amphitheatre

  1. Shifting to a value creating rationale in innovation intermediaries: A study of managerial challenges and implications (Anna Yström & Kamilla Kohn Radberg)
  2. The challenges of implementing open innovation: a systematic literature review (Chiara E. De Marco, Cristina Marullo, Alberto Di Minin & Andrea Piccaluga)
  3. Business model innovation following a disruption: Reactions of pharmaceutical incumbents to the biotech revolution (Ivanka Visnjic, Patricia Klarner & Julian Birkinshaw)
  4. The managerial challenges in organizing internal crowdsourcing of ideas (Mette Praest Knudsen, Marianne Harbo Frederiksen, Jennie Björk & Mats Magnusson)


Session 5D: OI in SMEs

Chair: Freek Meulman
Room 15, Floor 1

  1. Antecedents of openness in SMEs – A systematic literature review (Katie Hyslop)
  2. Collaborative Innovation: the role of cluster governance for dynamising SME’s openness (Anne Berthinier-Poncet, Luciana Castro Goncalves & Liliana Mitkova)
  3. Demystifying the 4Ps in Singapore SMEs: Does the government hold the key to open innovation? (Azad Bali, Peter McKiernan, & Christopher Vas & Peter Waring)
  4. Defending SMEs from sharks: a resource dependence lens on evaluating alliance opportunities (Freek Meulman, Ksenia Podoynitsyna, Isabelle Reymen & Georges Romme
4:30pm | Networking Break
4:45pm | Parallel Sessions #6

Practitioner Experience: Business Model Challenges
Research Presentations on Open Innovation Practices

Practitioner Experience: Organizational Structure

(Company: BBVA)
Room: VIP Dining Room

BBVA is a multinational financial services firm that strives to stay ahead of digital disruption within the industry. The firm is seeking to enhance its current model to explore new open innovation methods, processes, approaches and organizational structure.

Challenge: How does a large multinational financial services organization engage with start-ups, multinationals, universities and governments to capture knowledge flows and technologies under development to create value to the entire financial services ecosystem?

Time Allocation:

A. Problem Statement Presentation by each organization – 10 min @ each table
B. Table Discussions: Practitioners & Researchers Engage @ each table – 40 min
C. Recap by Table Rep: Recommendations Generated at Each Table – 20 min
D. Recap by Session Moderator – 15 min

Academic Sessions 6A – 6C 

Session 6A: OI in the Digital Age VI – Knowledge Integration

Chair: Harris Kyriakou (Special Track)
Room: Platea 1

  1. Crowdsourcing for innovation: from knowledge capture to knowledge integration, the key role of absorptive capacities (Emilie Ruiz, Sebastien Brion & Guy Parmentier)
  2. The integration of R&D and marketing for successful innovative automation solutions: An open innovation approach (Mohammad Shahabeddini Parizi & Mohammad Sadegh Saremi)
  3. Digital innovation in 3D printing: Remixing as a form of search (Harris Kyriakou)

Session 6B: OI Crowds & Platforms

Chair: Anna Yström (Special Track)
Room: Platea 2

  1. Leading the crowd in business model innovation – An SME manager’s perspective (Robert Anderson, Nuran Acur & Jonathan Corney)
  2. The role of search distance, identity, and status in attracting submissions in crowdsourcing contests (Patrick Pollok, Dirk Lüttgens & Frank Piller)
  3. Platform openness in the mobile ecosystem – implications for adoption and appropriation conditions (Hanne Kristine Hallingby)
  4. “Caught in a strange loop”: A relational view on joint value capture in collaborative platforms (Susanne Ollila & Anna Yström)

Session 6C: Internal OI

Chair: Alberto Ferraris
Room: Amphitheatre

  1. Organizational capabilities – the truth about open innovation adopters and non-adopters (Justyna Dabrowska, Roman Teplov, Ekaterina Albats, Daria Podmetina & Henry Lopez-Vega)
  2. An exploration of open innovation strategies at business groups: Evidence from Turkey (Mahmut N. Özdemir & Pinar Ozcan)
  3. “Internal” open innovation: The role of openness and internal embeddedness in subsidiaries’ innovation and financial performance (Alberto Ferraris, Marcel Bogers & Stefano Bresciani)
6:15pm | WOIC Industry Award Presentations

Room: Platea 1 & 2 (Auditorium)

a) Start-Up Disruption Award    b) Business Model Transformation Award   &  c) Distinguished Contribution for Leadership in Open Innovation

Solomon Darwin, Industry Chair

Solomon Darwin is the Executive Director at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation and the former Executive Director of Financial Reporting and Management, at the Haas School of Business. Prior to joining UC Berkeley he was an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California from 1996 – 2005. Solomon Darwin has over 13 years of Industry experience at Bank of America and Motorola.




7:00pm | Closing Remarks

Henry Chesbrough

7:15pm | Closing Reception

Closing Reception Introduction: Esteve Almirall, Director, Center for Innovation in Cities & Professor of Innovation, Smart Cities & Data Science, ESADE

Sponsored by ESADE, FoodInno-Stanford




Post-Conference Event: Saturday, December 17, 2016
10:00am – 5:00pm | Food Hackathon hosted by ESADE, FoodInno-Stanford




Food hackathon is a one-day idea building competition that connects the most passionate millennials, foodies, entrepreneurs and developers with one goal in mind:

“Design the Experience of Future Food”. ESADE, Stanford University team up to run “Food Hackathon”, offering an exciting experience of design thinking process. The participants will work on a team with various talents, and have valuable networking opportunities.

Please register at



Esteve Almirall, Director Center for Innovation in Cities,  ESADE,  Professor of Innovation, Smart Cities & Data Science, ESADE

Esteve Almirall holds a PhD in Management Sciences (ESADE), a MRes in Management Scienes, a MCIS, DEA and MRes in Artificial Intelligence (UPC). Most of his career has been devoted to Information Technologies, especially in consulting, banking and finances where he worked for more than 20 years in executive and board level positions in IS, Organization and Marketing. As an entrepreneur he actively participated and founded several start-ups in the field. Moreover, Esteve has an MBA, a PDD from IESE a Diploma in Marketing from UC Berkeley and a GCPCL Diploma from Harvard B.S.




Sohyeong Kim, Executive Director, Food Design Research at Stanford University

Sohyeong Kim runs the research program for Food Innovation and Design at Stanford Design. Kim is the founder of the FoodInno Institute that hosts “Food Innovation and Design Symposium” and “Food Hackathon”. The mission of FoodInno Institute is to bring together a community of academic researchers, entrepreneurs, chefs, designers and students to share perspectives of food innovation and to design the future of food.



To view last year’s program, click here