The 17th International Open and User Innovation Conference

July 8-10, 2019

Utrecht University School of Economics

Organized by:

Wouter Boon, Ellen Moors, Jeroen de Jong, Brita Schemmann, and Max Mulhuijzen.

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.

Attendee requirements:

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

2019 OUI Conference Tracks & Chairs (preliminary version)


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'


Registration and costs:

The conference is generously supported by Institutions for Open Societies (IOS), the U.S.E. Research Institute, the Institutions Hub on Social Entrepreneurship, and the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. Registration for new applicants is now closed. Please note that all attendees are responsible for both arranging and funding their own travel and lodging.


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