WOIC 2017


World Open Innovation Conference, San Francisco, 14-15 Dec 2017; Deadline 15 Aug

Call for Papers — WOIC 2017

Dear Colleague,

It is with great pleasure that we announce the Call for Papers for the 4th Annual World Open Innovation Conference, to be held on December 14-15, 2017 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront in Burlingame, California.

The goal of the World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) is to bring theory and practice closer together. We seek the latest in academic research on open innovation, and combine that in our program with challenges faced by industry executives who manage innovation in their organizations. As a new addition, the 4th WOIC will also engage policy makers to better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with designing effective open innovation policy measures. This is also in line with this year’s conference theme, "Strategic and Public Policies for Open Innovation".

We are seeking both traditional research papers and those with a more managerial or policy orientation. From the accepted submissions, we will be selecting two academic award winners: the Best Student Paper Award and the Best Emerging Scholar Paper Award.

A separate Call for Challenges will be used to identify relevant practical issues faced in managing innovation and attract industry participants, while the conference will also feature particular practitioner awards.

Please see the conference website


for more information on possible topics and award criteria.

Important Dates:

  • May 1, 2017: Conference Registration website opens
  • July 1, 2017: Submission website opens
  • August 15, 2017: Submission deadline for extended abstracts
  • September 15, 2017: Notification of accepted papers
  • October 15, 2017: Registration deadline for accepted papers
  • October 15, 2017: Deadline for Early Bird registration
  • November 1, 2017: Submission of full papers
  • December 13, 2017: Pre-conference event
  • December 14-15, 2017: Conference dates

With best regards on behalf of all organizers,

Conference Chair
Henry Chesbrough
Univ. of California, Berkeley

Industry Program Chair
Solomon Darwin
Univ. of California, Berkeley

Associate Program Chair
Jonathan Sims, Babson College

Academic Program Chair
Marcel Bogers
University of Copenhagen

Associate Program Chair
Ann-Kristin Zobel
ETH Zurich