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The 17th International Open and User Innovation Conference #OUI2019

July 8 - July 10

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The 17th International Open and User Innovation Conference will be held from July 8-10, 2019 at the Utrecht University School of Economics, The Netherlands. The International Open and User Innovation Conference is the leading academic conference on Open and User Innovation. Around 200 researchers from various disciplines (such as innovation management, strategic management, organization design, marketing, intellectual property right management, entrepreneurship, and public policy) meet annually, in order to exchange recent research findings and plans related to Open and User Innovation.


April 1, 2019 – Abstract Submission Deadline
April 18, 2019 – Applicants Informed of Decisions
April 18, 2019 – Early Registration Open
May 6, 2019 – Early Registration Closes
May 31, 2019 – Regular Registration Closes
July 8 to 10, 2019 – Conference Dates


  • Open and User Innovation Platforms, Community Governance, and Organization Design
  • Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding
  • Open Software, Open Hardware, and Makers
  • Firms’ Interactions with Open and User Innovation
  • Lead users, Toolkits, and User Identification
  • Psychology of innovation and Problem-solving
  • Diffusion of Open and User Innovation
  • Healthcare, Sustainability, and Societal Challenges
  • Institutions, Innovation Law, and Policy
  • User and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Paper development workshop in the context of the Research Policy special issue on
  • ‘Household sector innovation’


July 8
July 10
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Utrecht University School of Economics
Utrecht, Netherlands
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