WOIC 2021 – Closing statement

World Open Innovation Conference 2021 – Closing statement The 8th annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) was hosted from the High Tech Campus Eindhoven (The Netherlands), as a virtual experience that brought together international participants from science, government and industry on a global online platform. Participants from all continents found each other, presented and exchanged […]

Virtual Track

In addition to the physical conference, we are also going to offer an online track. This online-only virtual track will consist of streaming of plenary sessions, participation in moderated online sessions, online networking, and virtual presentation and discussion of submitted papers. While we don’t think an online track can replace the experience of a physical […]

Awards for Best Paper by a Student and Emerging Scholar

The conference will feature an award for the best paper by a student and the best paper by an emerging scholar. To be eligible for the award, the student or emerging scholar, respectively, must be the lead author or single author of the paper and he or she must be the presenting author at the […]

Special Section in California Management Review

The journal California Management Review (CMR) will publish a special section on “Open Innovation” with selected papers from this conference. Submission of a full paper is required to be considered for the special section. The submitted full papers will be shortlisted based on quality and managerial implication. Authors will be notified in case their paper […]

A note on COVID-19

We are closely monitoring the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic, both locally and internationally. Our assumption is that we will be able to host the physical conference without specific measures. However, people traveling to the conference will need to adhere to any travel-related measures, and we may also need to adjust to any local […]

8th annual World Open Innovation Conference comes to Eindhoven

The 8th edition of the World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC 2021) will be held on December 9 and 10 at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven in the Netherlands. On December 8, interested participants have the opportunity to visit several parts of the flourishing ecosystem in what is called the Brainport Eindhoven region. Moreover, on December […]

Welcome to the WOIC website

The World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) was inaugurated in 2014 by “the father of open innovation” Henry Chesbrough who organized the conference from the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the University of California, Berkeley. This year, the organization of WOIC moved to the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group at Eindhoven University of […]

Pre-conference visit to Brainport Eindhoven

WOIC 2021 will take place in the heart of the Brainport region, which is a regional innovation ecosystem in the Eindhoven area. It is a renowned hotspot for open innovation. The conference itself will take place at the High Tech Campus, which has been recognized as the smartest square kilometer in the world. The campus is built […]