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DEADLINE EXTENDED - World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) 2022

  • 1.  DEADLINE EXTENDED - World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) 2022

    Posted 06-30-2022 17:48
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    Dear colleagues,

    I would like to inform you that we extended the submission deadline of WOIC 2022 to July 15, 2022. 

    See www.worldopeninnovation.com for more information about the conference, or see below: 

    Call for Papers for the 9th annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) on November 15-16, 2022 (plus Workshop Day on November 17), at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

    The goal of the WOIC is to bring theory and practice closer together. We seek the latest in academic research on open innovation, and combine that in our program with challenges faced by industry executives who manage open innovation in their organizations. In addition, we aim at engaging policy makers to better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with designing effective open innovation policy measures. On the day after the conference, there will be a dedicated workshop program, and on the day before the conference, there will be an optional visit to the local "Brainport" ecosystem.

    Open innovation refers to "a distributed innovation process based on purposively managed knowledge flows across organizational boundaries". It has shown to benefit firms in harnessing inflows and outflows of knowledge to improve their innovation successWhile extant research has exposed many attributes of open innovation-including its costs and downsides-we still lack an understanding of how it functions across levels of analysis. A particularly important gap in this respect is the human factor or "microfoundations" of open innovationWith this year's conference theme-"The Human Side of Open Innovation"-we want to highlight the potential of applying what we know about human resources, cognition, behavior and other individual-level attributes to open innovation practices, uncovering how we might embrace the knowledge of microfoundations for lasting open innovation impact.

    For the submission process, we welcome both traditional research papers and those with a more managerial or policy orientation, either extended abstracts or full papers. From the accepted full paper submissions, we will be selecting two academic award winners, with one prize for the best student paper and one for the best emerging scholar paper. We will also showcase those papers with most implications for practice. In addition, the best papers submitted to the conference will be considered for a Special Section of California Management Review.

    As the aim of our conference is to bridge (and create impact across) research and practice, we invite practitioners to share their best practices, to be discussed with a diverse audience so that academia and industry/policy can learn from and advise each other. Our conference offers a platform for practitioners to get insights about the most recent academic knowledge on open innovation, hopefully leading to further implications to improve their daily work. The Best Practice sessions will then allow practitioners to share their state-of-the-art practices, with the aim to further improve them and for researchers to learn from practice and translate this into new research questions and projects. With the assumption that theory and practice can best develop when research works together with industry and policy, the Best Practice session offers a platform to do exactly that. 

    The WOIC 2021 Doctoral Consortium offers 12 doctoral students the opportunity to interact with and learn from experienced open innovation scholars. The consortium is aimed at mid- to late-stage doctoral students (i.e., completed about two years of their program) doing research in (or related to) the field of open innovation. As part of the consortium, doctoral students will have access to a dedicated pre-conference program on November 14, and tailored workshops on November 17.

    • June 1, 2022: Submission website opens.
    • July 15, 2022: Submission deadline for extended abstracts and full papers.
    • September 5, 2022: Notification of acceptance for academic paper
    • September 10, 2022: Deadline for submitting the Best Practice presentation.
    • September 25, 2022: Notification of acceptance Best Practice presentation.
    • October 1, 2022: Registration deadline for accepted submissions.
    • October 1, 2022: Deadline for Early Bird registration.
    • October 1, 2022: Deadline for applying to the doctoral consortium.
    • October 15, 2022: Notification of acceptance to the doctoral consortium.
    • October 31, 2022: Deadline for submitting shortlisted papers to the CMR special section.
    • November 14, 2022: Pre-conference doctoral program (part of Doctoral Consortium).
    • November 14, 2022: Visit to High Tech Campus & Brainport (optional).
    • November 15-16, 2022: Main conference dates.
    • November 17, 2022: Workshop program & Doctoral Consortium.

    • Early Bird: €495
    • Early Bird student: €295
    • Regular: €695
    • Student: €495
    • Online only: €195
    • Pre-conference visit: €95

    While we are planning for a physical conference, we are also going to offer an online track. We learned a lot from having to host the conference virtually in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are planning to permanently expand our virtual offering. This online-only virtual track will consist of, for example, streaming of plenary sessions, participation in moderated sessions, online networking, and virtual presentation and discussion of submitted papers. We believe that offering an online track will make our conference and community more accessible, including to those who may otherwise not be able to travel for the conference. The exact format of the online track conference will be announced later. Note that you will need to indicate during submission process whether you are submitting for the physical conference or the online track.

    We will monitor the developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are assuming that we will be able to organize a physical conference but if this is not possible, we will move to a fully online format or some blended form depending on the exact situation. In any case, we are offering an online track for those who already know they will prefer a virtual experience at the time of submission (see above).

    • Conference Chair: Marcel Bogers
    • Founding Chair: Henry Chesbrough
    • Academic Program Committee: Krithika Randhawa; Bob Walrave; Sea Matilda Bez; Asta Pundziene; Vikrant Sihag; Rishi Bhatnagar; Gergana Romanova; Sunny Xu; Hardik Bhimani
    • Industry Program Committee: Aurelia Engelsberger; Duygu Keskin; Maral Mahdad; Michiel Pieters; Chiara De Marco; Serena Flammini; Elke den Ouden; Myriam Cloodt
    • Workshop Program Committee: Mehdi Bagherzadeh; Sharon Dolmans; Isabelle Reymen
    • Award Committee: Marcus Holgersson; Alberto Di Minin; Ann-Kristin Zobel; Ivanka Visnjic; Agnieszka Radziwon
    • Communications & Digital Solutions Committee: Jakob Pohlisch; Arjan Markus; Attabik Awan; Fernando Lit; Marisol Menendez; Ana Orelj; Jonathan Sims
    • Local Support: Paul Wiegmann; Secretariat of the Innovation, Technology Entrepreneurship & Marketing (ITEM) group at Eindhoven University of Technology (Astrid Baltus; Bianca van Broeckhoven)

    Marcel Bogers
    Full Professor of Open & Collaborative Innovation, Eindhoven University of Technology
    Affiliated Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Copenhagen
    Garwood Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley