Explore the Future of Open Innovation

We are delighted to announce the call for papers for the 10th Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC). Our aim is to bring together stakeholders from the academy, the practice, and from politics to discuss the latest findings, trends, and tools in open innovation.

Exploring Collaborative Innovation

Theme: Bringing Stakeholders Together for Co-Creation of Value

Join us at the 10th Annual World Open Innovation Conference to delve into the power of collaboration and co-creation. Discover how different stakeholders such as startups, corporations, investors, academics, and policy makers can come together to drive innovation and create exponential value. Explore real-life examples, innovative tools, and insightful research papers that shed light on the question: ‘Is it true that we innovate better if we do it together?‘ Contribute to the ongoing conversation about open innovation and be part of shaping the future of collaborative value creation.

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Discover Bilbao

Bilbao, the beating heart of the Vizcaya region, offers a vibrant nexus of academia, corporate industry, and progressive politics that make it an ideal host for the WOIC. Rooted in a culture of open innovation, Bilbao is home to world-class universities and dynamic companies, all of which benefit from Biscay’s forward-thinking policies that encourage growth and collaboration. The city’s commitment to research and its knowledge-driven ecosystem makes it a perfect breeding ground for new ideas and a center for disseminating cutting-edge practices in the joint creation of value. Join us in Bilbao and experience firsthand your contribution to global innovation.

Submission Guidelines

We welcome research papers discussing this notion, tools applied in co-creating value, as well as real-life examples, including failure stories. Join us at the 11th Annual Global Open Innovation Conference and contribute to the ongoing conversation about open innovation.

Important Dates

Call for Papers Launch

February 22nd, 2024

Submission website opens.

April 22nd, 2024

Submission deadline for extended abstracts and full papers.

EXTENDED! May 21st, 2024

Notification of acceptance for academic paper submissions.

July 1st, 2024

Registration deadline for accepted academic paper submissions.

September 2nd, 2024

Deadline for Early Bird Registration.

September 2nd, 2024

Deadline for resubmitting shortlisted papers to the CMR workshop.

October 14th, 2024

Doctoral consortium and Dinner pre-event

November 5th, 2024

Main Conference Dates.

November 6-7th, 2024

Post-Conference Visit (Optional)

November 8th, 2024

Highlights from Previous Events

Submit your paper and be part of the open innovation movement!

About us

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.



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