The third annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) will help identify and develop the best new theoretical and applied research in open innovation. A call for papers on the topic “Open Innovation in the Digital Age” has been launched. The best papers of the conference will be considered for a dedicated Special Issue of the R&D Management journal.

Call for papers overview

While the first two WOICs were held in Napa Valley in 2014 and in Silicon Valley in 2015, the third annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC) it is now moving to Europe.

As in the first two WOICs, the conference will allow leading and emerging innovation scholars to present their work, interact with other scholars studying related topics, and hear the latest trends in open innovation research. In addition to academic scholars, the conference seeks to engage open innovation practitioners to understand key challenges they face today as well as opportunities to address such challenges in future research.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of R&D Management Journal with the theme “Open Innovation in the Digital Age”. More background on the special issue follows at the bottowm of the page. For the conference in general and the special issue in particular, the organisers are seeking both traditional research papers and those with a more managerial orientation.

From the accepted submissions, the conference organising board will be selecting two academic award winners: the Best Student Paper Award and the Best Emerging Scholar Paper Award.

Key dates: 

- July 1, 2016: Submission website opens

- August 15, 2016: Submission deadline for extended abstracts

- September 15, 2016: Notification of accepted papers

- December 1, 2016: Submission of full papers


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