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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

Marcel Bogers
Marcel Bogers
Professor of Open & Collaborative Innovation
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Henry Chesbrough
Henry Chesbrough
Adjunct Professor / Faculty Director
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation / Haas School of Business / UC Berkeley, United States
Marisol Menendez
Marisol Menendez
Head of Open Innovation, NFI
Nordic Future Innovation & South Summit, Spain

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
vikrant
Vikrant Sihag
Assistant Professor
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
rishi
Rishi Bhatnagar
PhD Candidate
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Industry program committee:

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Duygu Keskin
Assistant Professor in Design and Entrepreneurship
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Maral Mahdad
Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands
michiel
Michiel Pieters
Corporate Innovation Management
VDL Group, the Netherlands
myriam
Myriam Cloodt
Associate Professor of Open Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
elke
Elke den Ouden
TU/e Fellow
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
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Aurelia Engelsberger
CEO & founder
OMIND consulting & OMIND platform, Munich, Germany
chirar
Chiara Eleonora De Marco
Open Innovation Consultant
PNO Group – CiaoTech s.r.l., Italy
Ruperto Calatrava
Ruperto Calatrava
Program & Innovation Director at Startupbootcamp
Open Innovation, Venture Scout at BACKED VC, The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
Dieu
Dieudonnee Cobben
Assistant Professor of Open Innovation Ecosystems
Business Consultant Aranco, teacher Hogeschool ZuydBusiness Consultant Aranco, teacher Hogeschool Zuyd, Elsloo, Limburg, Neetherlands
Navin Kunde
Navin Kunde
Innovation Executive. Ecosystem Builder. Talent Maximizer.
Open Innovation, Innovation Strategy, Business Ecosystems, Innovation Talent & Diversity, Inclusion, Belonging, San Francisco and surroundings
Dr. Oana‑Maria Pop
Oana‑Maria Pop
Head of Open Innovation
HYPE Softwaretechnik Gmbh, Bonn, Germany

Workshop program commitee:

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

Award commitee:

Marcus-Holgersson
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
Ann-Kristin-Zobel
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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Serena Flammini
Open Innovation and Research Manager
Tesco Labs at Tesco, United Kingdom
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Fernando Lit
PhD Candidate
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands
Marisol Menendez
Marisol Menendez
Head of Open Innovation, NFI
Nordic Future Innovation & South Summit, Spain
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Ana Orelj
PhD Candidate
University of Iceland, Iceland

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
bianca
Bianca van Broekhoven
Secretariat of the ITEM group
Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

Contact

Secretariat ITEM group
item.ieis@tue.nl

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