18th International Open and User Innovation Conference

Monday, July 06, 2020, 10:00am


In the current Jubilee Year of RWTH Aachen University, the 18th International Open and User Innovation Conference is hosted once more, this time on July 6 to 7, 2020. With the OUI 2020, 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). Applicants can submit their work until March 1, 2020. More 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