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The World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) brings theory and practice closer together. We seek the latest in academic research on open innovation, and combine this in our program with challenges faced by industry executives and policymakers who manage open innovation in their organizations. In addition, we engage policy makers to better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with designing effective open innovation policy. WOIC was inaugurated in 2014 by “the father of open innovation” Henry Chesbrough who organized the conference from his Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2021, the organization of WOIC moved to the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group at Eindhoven University of Technology where it is further developed under the leadership of Marcel Bogers, together with a wider team as listed below.

Organizing Team

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Marcel Bogers
Professor of Open & Collaborative Innovation
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Henry Chesbrough
Adjunct Professor / Faculty Director
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation / Haas School of Business / UC Berkeley, United States

Academic program committee:

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Krithika Randhawa
Senior Lecturer of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
UTS Business School / University of Technology Sydney, Australia
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Bob Walrave
Associate Professor of Modelling Innovation Systems
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Sea Matilda Bez
Associate Professor and Researcher
Montpellier Management (University of Montpellier), France
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Asta Pundzienė
Professor of Strategy and Organisational Psychology
Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
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Duygu Keskin
Assistant Professor in Design and Entrepreneurship
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Vikrant Sihag
Assistant Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Rishi Bhatnagar
PhD Candidate
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Industry program committee:

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Maral Mahdad
Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands
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Michiel Pieters
Corporate Innovation Management
VDL Group, the Netherlands
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Myriam Cloodt
Associate Professor of Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Elke den Ouden
TU/e Fellow
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Aurelia Engelsberger
PhD Candidate
School of Management / RMIT University / Founder, OMind Consulting, Australia
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Chiara Eleonora De Marco
Open Innovation Consultant
PNO Group – CiaoTech s.r.l., Italy
Serena
Serena Flammini
Open Innovation and Research Manager
Tesco Labs at Tesco, United Kingdom

Workshop program commitee:

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Mehdi Bagherzadeh
Associate Professor
NEOMA Business School, France
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Sharon Dolmans
Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Isabelle Reymen
Professor of Design of Innovation Ecosystems
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Award commitee:

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Marcus Holgersson
Associate Professor Technology Management and Economics
Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
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Alberto Di Minin
Professor of Management
Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy
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Ann-Kristin Zobel
Associate Professor of Management
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
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Agnieszka Radziwon
Assistant Professor
School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark

Communications & digital solutions commitee:

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Jonathan Sims
Associate Professor of Strategic Management
Babson College, United States
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Arjan Markus
Assistant Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Attabik Awan
PhD Candidate
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Fernando Lit
PhD Candidate
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Local support:

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Paul Wiegmann
Assistant Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Astrid Baltus
Secretariat of the ITEM group
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Bianca van Broekhoven
Secretariat of the ITEM group
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Freke Sens
Secretariat of the ITEM group
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Contact

Secretariat ITEM group
item.ieis@tue.nl

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