The 19th Virtual Open and User Innovation Conference

June 20-21, 2022

hosted by ETH Zurich


The Virtual Open and User Innovation Conference 2022 will be held from June 20-21, 2022 and hosted by the Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation, ETH Zurich. We cordially invite you to submit your proposals!

At OUI 2022, we aim to bring together scholars from all relevant academic disciplines to explore the imminent questions that new advances in user and open innovation pose for our society and the future of innovation. We welcome contributions based on your ongoing or completed research. For more information on how to submit a proposal, see below.

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.


How to submit a proposal:

Consult the Call for Submissions for the major topic categories and submission guidelines.

Submit your proposal through the submission centre by 01 March 2021.

RESEARCH POLICY Special issue (oct 21)

Research Policy released a special issue on the emergence, implications, and diffusion of household sector innovation, with contributors from and edited by members of the OUI society. Click HERE to access.



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Former conference tracks include...

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