The 18th International Open and User Innovation Conference

July 6-7, 2020

RWTH Aachen University


The 18th International Open and User Innovation Conference will be held from July 6-7, 2020 at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany. 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.

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



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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