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OUI2020+1 Conference Mode

After careful consideration of the pandemic situation, we made the decision to hold the OUI2020+1 as a virtual-only event and not offer a physical conference option this summer.

  • Main conference sessions (paper presentations and keynotes) will therefore be held virtually on June 21 and 22 in the afternoon hours of CET (between 2-7pm CET, i.e. 8am – 1pm EST) via interactive Zoom sessions.
  • We will work hard to make OUI2020+1 a truly interactive experience — no streaming of recorded talks, for example! Focus is on interaction, discussion, exchange, and learning. After the official program, we will provide various networking opportunities for participants.

About the OUI Conference

Organized by the Open & User Innovation Society since 2002, the Open and User Innovation Conference (OUI) brings together about 200 to 300 researchers from around the world to exchange recent research findings and plans related to new developments in open and user innovation.

The community of scholars meeting at OUI is characterized by a very open, developmental academic culture sharing plenty of feedback and ideas. The OUI is truly multidisciplinary, covering disciplines such as innovation management, strategic management, organization design, marketing, intellectual property rights, entre­preneur­ship, and public policy, but also health care, psychology, and industrial engineering and design.

State-of-the-art research on topics like

  • Open Social Innovation: Healthcare, Sustainability, and Societal Challenges;
  • Open and User Innovation Platforms;
  • Lead users, Toolkits, and User Identification;
  • Firms‘ Capabilities and Interaction for Open and User Innovation;
  • Crowdsourcing and Distributed Problem Solving;
  • Crowdfunding and User Entrepreneurship;
  • Institutions, Innovation Law, and Intellectual Policy;
  • Open Software, Open Hardware, and Makers;
  • Diffusion of Open and User Innovation;
  • The Internet of Production: Industry 4.0, User Process Innovation, and Data Ecosystems.

Important dates

  • March 01, 2021: Abstract submission deadline
  • April 01, 2021: Notification of accepted submissions
  • May 01, 2021: Early registration closes
  • June 21-22, 2021: Main conference dates