18th International Open and User Innovation Conference postponed until 2021!


OUI 2021

In connection with the current developments regarding Covid-19, OUI 2020 has therefore decided to postpone the OUI until 2021.

    Monday, July 06, 2020, 9:00am

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    The 18th International Open and User Innovation Conference will be hosted again in 2021. With the OUI 2021, one of the central and mulitdisciplinary conferences within the field of Innovation Management will be hosted by the Institute for Technology & Innovation Management (RWTH TIM) at RWTH's School of Business & Economics. The conference, hosted by Kathleen Diener, Patrick Pollok, and Professor Frank Piller, unites more than 200 researchers of various fields to evaluate current developments within the sphere of Open Innovation und User Innovation within the context of Industrie 4.0 as well as working on future oriented solutions within the frame of plenary sessions, workshops and keynote speeches.

    Prof. Henry Chesbrough of  UC Berkeley and Prof. Eric von Hippel, MIT, will focus on the topic of Open and User Innovation in their shared keynotes, while Prof. Ann Majchrzak of the University of Southern California will give an overview over collaborative solutions. Further topics and speakers will soon be announced. In addition to networking opportunities and practical workshops, there will be a special Post-Conference Workshop on "Open (Process) Innovation for Industrie 4.0"

    Since 2002 the OUI anually unites various researchers from all over the world and stands for a productive and open academic culture in which current projects can be evaluated and developed. This year’s Call for Submissions calls for full paper presentations (15 min) as well as short presentations (4 min). Further information can be found on the OUI Society’s websites.


    Further Information

    Further Details as well as the program structure are continuously updated:



    Call for Submissions