Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment

The 17th International Open and User Innovation Conference

Date: 08 July 2019 - 10 July 2019
Location: Utrecht University School of Economics

The OUI 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

This event is supported by the Utrecht University School of Economics, the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, and Institutions for Open Societies.

Attendee requirements:

Admission is open to academics and scholars who are faculty, postdoctoral fellows or students currently enrolled in PhD programs.


  • 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'

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