WOIC 2016


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

A World Wide Network of Open Innovation Experts
ESADEFORUM Foyer, Barcelona-Pedralbes Campus Universitat Ramon Llull Av. de Pedralbes, 60-62 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Ferran Adrià

Founder of elBulliFoundation & Former Chef and owner of El Bulli

Marcel Planellas


Gerardo Pisarello Prados

Vice Mayor
of Barcelona

Carlos Moedas

EU Commissioner: Research, Science & Innovation

Eugenia Bieto

Director General, ESADE

Alberto Prado

Vice President, Head of Digital Accelerator
Royal Philips

George Yip

Imperial College London,

Yan Xu

Associate Dean,
HKUST Business School
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Xiaolan Fu

Oxford University

Max von Zedtwitz


Ivan Bofarull

Innovation Catalyst,

Keegan Pierce

Global Sports Consultant,

Jorge Juan Fernández García

Director of E-Health,
SJD Hospital Barcelona

Pere Obrador

Open Innovation Program, Telefonica

Jonathan Wareham

Dean of Faculty & Research, ESADE

Ellen Enkel

Professor for Innovation Management at Zeppelin University

Esteve Almirall

Director Center for Innovation in Cities, ESADE

Sohyeong Kim

Executive Director, Food Innovation & Design Research, Stanford University

Henry Chesbrough

Conference Chair, UC Berkeley & ESADE

Wim Vanhaverbeke

Conference Co-Chair,  Hasselt University

Solomon Darwin

Industry Chair,
UC Berkeley

Marcel Bogers

Academic Chair,
University of Copenhagen


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.





WOIC 2016 Industry Sponsors:



 haas-BW  ESADE-BW  Hasslet-bw  ETH-Zurich-bw Babson-BW