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3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference

December 15, 2016 - December 16, 2016


Join us at the 2016 World Open Innovation Conference:
Open Innovation in the Digital Age

The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business,University of California, Berkeley,with the support of ESADE Business School, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona and R&D Management is pleased to announce the 3rd  Annual World Open Innovation Conference, and the first to be held in Europe!

The 3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference co-hosted with ESADE in Barcelona, Spain, brings together renowned academic scholars, leading companies and innovators in the Open Innovation space.  R&D Management has agreed to provide a Special Issue comprised of the best papers submitted to the conference.

To help identify and develop the best new theoretical and applied research in open innovation, we are organizing the 3rd Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC 2016). While the first two WOICs were held in Napa Valley in 2014 and in Silicon Valley in 2015, respectively; it is now moving to Europe for this year and will be held at ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

The digital age provides new enabling factors for generating, sharing, retrieving and storing data, information or knowledge that could dramatically impact how organizations manage their boundaries. In many cases, managers need to let go of the traditional logic of managing knowledge for innovation that may reside inside or outside the organization, but instead need to find new ways of managing the entire ecosystem where complementary partners are co-innovating new solutions that they can only establish together.

Digital technologies have a far-reaching impact on how individual and organizations innovate together. Moreover, notions as alliances, innovation ecosystems, and the triple helix gain new importance in the digital age. The increased opportunities of identifying the solution to an innovation problem through distant search has given rise to new innovation processes and business models, such as crowdsourcing and innovation intermediaries. This is causing important challenges for established firms and startups alike as well as for governments and other organizations.

R&D Management has agreed to devote a Special Issue on “Open Innovation in the Digital Age” with the best papers submitted to the conference.  See our Call for Papers at http://woic.corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu/call-for-papers/ for more information.

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December 15, 2016
December 16, 2016
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