We are working together with several partners and sponsors to organize the World Open Innovation Conference.

Partner In The Spotlights

Special Thanks To…

University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business (SEB LU)

The SEB LU is both a national leader and an internationally recognised academic and research institution in the fields of business and economics


HYPE Innovation is a global leader in innovation management software, strategy and services. Our platform offers dedicated tools to address a range of innovation scenarios. With HYPE, organizations can engage employees, customers, and partners in idea generation and collaborative problem-solving. Our client community includes global companies such as Airbus, AkzoNobel, ConocoPhillips, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Fujitsu, Mattel, Merck, Nokia, Saudi Aramco, and Siemens.


Research and development in Open Innovation.
Based in Bilbao, Biscay, Bilakatu was created to promote and create open innovation knowledge, and
to walk hand in hand with those who are in the road of innovation in collaboration, all around the
world. Our keywords are: Innovation and Ecosystems


WITH is a female executives and managers ecosystem that promotes a new model of leadership, through inspiring example and strengthening female talent. WITH promotes this purpose through a new way of connecting, thinking, and doing.

Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation (LF) is a non-profit technology consortium founded in 2000 as a merger between Open Source Development Labs and the Free Standards Group to standardize Linux, support its growth, and promote its commercial adoption. Additionally, it hosts and promotes the collaborative development of open-source software projects. It is a major force in promoting diversity and inclusion in both Linux and the wider open-source software community.


OMIND platform is a digital platform that creates an open innovation mindset among employees and enables organizations for knowledge exchange and cross-collaboration. According the motto “only what gets measured gets improved”, we offer an employee-centred platform that playfully incentivizes, rewards and motivates employees for open innovation and hence, creates a long-lasting shared open innovation mindset within and across innovative organizations.

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science

The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science works to create a smart, skilled and creative environment in the Netherlands. Its mission is to ensure that everyone gets a good education and is prepared for responsibility and independence. The Ministry also wants people to enjoy the arts, and aims to create the right conditions for teachers, artists and researchers to do their work.

Ecosystem Thinking Institute

Ecosystem Thinking Institute is the combination of the Open Innovation Academy and the House of Open Innovation. Together we accelerate demand-driven innovation based on a shared problem, shared risk and shared result for the arenas of Smart Living, Sustainability, and Social Equality.

California Management Review

Published at Berkeley Haas for more than sixty years, California Management Review seeks to share knowledge that challenges convention and shows a better way of doing business.

Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation

The Garwood Center offers customized forums within an Open Innovation network that engages across industries to expand markets. Our process builds on cutting-edge research to facilitate the formation of strategic alliances, partnerships & ecosystems, and create sustainable business models.

Brainport Development

Brainport Development is an organization that supports economic growth in the region by attracting international high-tech and manufacturing companies and by giving them local support. Brainport Development is working together with companies, knowledge institutes, and public authorities as an independent party, and it is funded by all 21 municipalities within the Brainport region.

High Tech Campus Eindhoven

High Tech Campus Eindhoven, the smartest square km in Europe, is an ecosystem of 235 high tech companies. It’s home to more than 12.000 innovators, researchers, engineers that create the technologies and business of tomorrow.

Eindhoven University of Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology is a young university, founded in 1956 by industry, local government and academia. Today, their spirit of collaboration is still at the heart of the university community. Together with other institutions, we form a thriving ecosystem with one common aim – to improve quality of life through sustainable innovations.