Academic Workshops

Session 6 – 3:00pm – 4:15pm

Workshop Registration Deadline: December 6, 2019

Academic Workshops

Session 6A: CMR Workshop (Marcel Bogers)

Selected papers from this year’s WOIC will be published in a Special Section on Open Innovation in California Management Review (CMR). The authors from a selected number of shortlisted papers are invited to this workshop with the purpose to help them to improve their submitted papers before they may be invited to submit to the Special Section. While the workshop is focused on the invited papers only, other participants are welcome to attend to listed or contribute to the discussions.

Session 6B: Meet the Editor “Shark Tank” (Krithika Randhawa)

Editors of the Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Product Innovation Management, R&D Management, Industry and Innovation, Creativity and Innovation Management, Technology Forecasting and Social Change and IEEE Transanctions on Engineering Management will introduce their journals briefly. Selected authors will then have the opportunity to pitch their paper to this panel of journal editors, who will “invest” in the papers they would like to hear more about and discuss further. The editors will then lead a roundtable discussion providing developmental feedback to the authors of those papers they found most “investible”. This interactive workshop is focused on the selected papers, but everyone is welcome to attend and join in the discussion. All participants will get to meeting and interacting with the editors.

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  • Learn about top innovation and management journals
  • Meet and interact with the editors
  • Pitch a paper – or simply attend and join the discussion
  • Get tips and guidance on writing and publishing papers
  • Gain feedback on research ideas, early-stage proposals or fully developed papers

Editor Panel:

  • Andrea Prencipe – Journal of Management Studies
  • Jelena Spanjol – Journal of Product Innovation Management
  • Letizia Mortara – R&D Management
  • Alessandra Perri – Industry & Innovation
  • Fauzo Di Vincenzo – Creativity and Innovation Management
  • Marina Dabić – Technology Forecasting and Social Change; IEEE Transanctions on Engineering Management.


  • Welcome and introduction
  • The editors introduce their journals briefly
  • Selected authors pitch their paper to the panel of editors
  • Editors score, select and announce their picks of “investible” papers
  • Editors and selected authors engage in a roundtable discussion
  • Everyone is welcome to attend and join the roundtable discussion

Registration and Screening:

  • Interested participants register online for the workshop
  • Optional: Participants can pitch a paper to the panel of editors (Deadline 6 December – for those pitching papers)
  • Those wanting to pitch and discuss their paper will submit a 150-word abstract of their paper while registering
  • Authors can choose to pitch the same paper they are presenting at the conference or a different one
  • Papers can be at any stage of development (early-stage proposal to fully developed papers)
  • Abstracts will be screened and selected authors will be notified by 10 December

Session 6C: Teaching Open Innovation Workshop (Jonathan Sims)

Open Innovation is becoming a more important topic, not only in research but in teaching as well. This workshop will focus on the opportunities and challenges in teaching open innovation. The discussions will be based on existing experiences with teaching open innovation in different context, with the aim to develop an overview of best-practices in terms of topics and approaches.

Session 6D: EU Funding for Scholars and Practitioners Workshop (Agnieszka Radziwon)

This interactive workshop will focus on the three selected EU funding schemes within Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA), which include both individual (IF) and collaborative grants schemes (ITN, RISE).
Before the workshop, we would like all interested participants to fill out a short registration survey. After the workshop, each participant will get equipped with all the key application related documents along with the useful links that provide further support in the proposal writing process.

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The main aims of the workshop are:

  • To gain more knowledge and understanding of the MSCA funding scheme (WHAT, WHOM, HOW, WHY – before (proposal writing) and during the project)
  • To identify universities, departments, groups and colleagues that were successful in obtaining funding within the listed schemes and jointly share experiences
  • To meet your potential project partners (among academics and industry professionals)
  • To initiate early discussions related to future project proposals

During the workshop we plan to cover:

  • More detailed information about the programs (including e.g. success rates, budget etc.)
  • Tips and tricks related to the process of project preparation and proposal writing
  • Sharing experiences from successful projects

Whom are these EU MSCA schemes targeting?

Individual Fellowship (IF):

  • Doctoral Students and Postdoctoral Researchers, who have interest in conducting individual (1-3 years) research project at a chosen host institutions (within Europe or outside)
  • Supervisors who would like to host a Postdoctoral Fellow Researcher for 2 years

Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE):

  • All types of research staff both from public and private sector interested in secondments across sectors and knowledge exchange

Innovative Training Networks (ITN) sub-scheme European Training Networks (ITN-ETN):

  • Institutions (and supervisors) who would like to recruit and host Doctoral Students within shared research project – supervision scheme
  • Industry partners who would like to host Doctoral Students within shared project -supervision scheme

Brief information about the programs[1]


This action is for experienced researchers from across the world, who wish to conduct their individual research project in Europe or outside. Applicants need a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline. The grant provides an allowance to cover living, travel and family costs. In addition, the EU contributes to the training, networking and research costs of the fellow, as well as to the management and indirect costs of the project. The grant is awarded to the host organization, usually a university, research center or a company in Europe.


This action funds short-term exchanges of personnel between academic, industrial and commercial organizations throughout the world. It helps people develop their knowledge, skills and careers, while building links between organizations working in different sectors of the economy, including universities, research institutes and SMEs. Proposals must include at least three partners, which can be academic or non-academic organizations from three different countries. At least two of these should be from the EU or associated countries. Partners from further afield can also join. Exchanges between organizations in EU or associated countries must be between different sectors. In worldwide partnerships, exchanges within the same sector are possible. Research staff of any nationality and at any career level – from PhD preparation to experienced researchers – can undertake a secondment. Staff members working in managerial, technical or administrative roles can also take part. The grant supports the secondment of staff members for one month to one year. They must be engaged in or linked to research and innovation activities at their home organization for a certain time prior to the secondment. They return to their home organization after the secondment, to pass on their knowledge. Funding for a RISE project can last up to four years.


ITN supports competitively selected joint research training and/or doctoral programmes, implemented by partnerships of universities, research institutions, research infrastructures, businesses, SMEs, and other socio-economic actors from different countries across Europe and beyond. They must involve at least three partners from inside and outside academia. Organizations managing such a network should be established in at least three different EU or associated countries, though additional participants can join from across the world. Proposals should: 1) reflect existing or planned research cooperation among the partners; 2) involve the researchers through personalised research projects; 3) explain how the recruitment of the researchers, who must come from another country, will be open and transparent. Grants cover: a) recruitment and training of each researcher for up to three years – the researcher is hired under an employment contract and benefits from a monthly living allowance, social security cover, plus a mobility and family allowance; b) research costs including the organisation of joint activities and conferences; c) management and indirect costs. The maximum duration of an ITN project is four years.

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Session 6E: OpenInnoTrain (Anne-Laure Mention)

The food industry is characterized by traditional systems and cultures that, to some extent, create rigidities hampering creativity and innovation. At the same time, there are so-called FoodTechs – technologies, companies and approaches – emerging that apply advanced tech to production, packaging & distribution of food and that challenge existing routines and structures. FoodTech, along with FinTech, Industry 4.0 and CleanTech, is one of the sectors where the Horizon 2020 MSCA-RISE project OpenInnoTrain explores how Open Innovation and Research Translation can be facilitated between academia and industry within the University‐Industry Cooperation (UIC) framework. This Open Innovation approach for Research Translation is the prerequisite for societal impact through value creation by embedding research‐generated knowledge into practices, transforming knowledge made available in academic publications to new or improved products and services and behavioural changes.