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11th International Open and User Innovation Workshop

July 15-17, 2013

Hosted by CENTRIM, Brighton Business School, University of Brighton, UK


University of Brighton, Checkland Building, Falmer, Brighton, UK


Stephen Flowers, Georgina Voss, Jose Christian, and Eric von Hippel


Please note that Dietmar Harhoff's keynote has been replaced by Ted Castonvoa's keynote "Game for research".

The 2013 Annual International Open and User Innovation Workshop will be held between 15-17 July 2013 in Brighton, UK. Stephen Flowers, Georgina Voss, Jose Christian, and Eric von Hippel are your hosts this year. We very much look forward to welcoming you to three days of excitement, learning and fun.

The International Open and User Innovation Workshop is the leading academic conference on Open and User Innovation. Around 200 researchers from a range of disciplines (including innovation management, strategic management, organization design, marketing, intellectual property rights management, entrepreneurship, and public policy) meet annually, in order to exchange recent research findings and plans related to Open and User Innovation. The conference is for academics, researchers, those currently engaged in PhD programs, and those engaged Postdoctoral research. Contributions from practicing managers and those involved in public policy are also welcomed.

State-of-the-art research findings will be discussed in research fields like lead user innovation, user entrepreneurship, mass customization, crowdsourcing, producer/user co-creation, collaborative innovation, policy towards open and user innovation as well as open business models.


It is hoped that all attendees will prepare both a short (2 minute) and a long (15 minute) presentation. The short 'Minitalk' presentations will form the basis of a series of plenary sessions designed to inform those attending of the wide range of work that is ongoing within our community. The long presentations will be given in more focused thematic streams. Those who do not wish to present are also welcome to attend.

If you wish to present please submit an abstract (no more than 500 words) via the submission page by Friday May 10th 2013.

Final papers may be submitted but are not required. Presentations (both short and long) must be submitted by June 15 2013.

Registration and costs

Registration is now open.

This conference is generously supported by the University of Brighton, Brighton Business School and Vinnova. Conference fees are £150 for faculty, managers, and others; £75 for research students. This will cover refreshments on each day and dinner on July 15th and 16th. All attendees are responsible for their own travel and hotel costs.

Please click here to register.
If iyou require an invoice in order to pay by bank transfer please contact Chris Matthews with your details.

Further information

If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the conference administrator, Chris Matthews: