13th Open and User Innovation Society Meeting

July 13 -15, 2015 • Lisbon

Oui 2015

The International Open and User Innovation Meeting (OUI) is the leading academic conference on Open and User Innovation. Around 200 researchers from various disciplines (such as innovation management, health, strategic management, organization, design, marketing, entrepreneurship, and public policy) meet annually, in order to exchange recent research findings and plans related to Open and User Innovation.

  • Host Institution

    Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

  • Venue OUI Conference

    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

    July 13th to July 15th

  • Venue OUI Doctoral Consortium

    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

    July 15th (afternoon)

OUI 2015 scholars that served as track chairs for the track topics listed below.

  • Track Topics
    Track Chairs
  • Contest and Crowdsourcing
    Karim Lakhani (Harvard Business School)
  • Crowdfunding
    Lars Bo Jeppesen (CBS), Pedro Oliveira (Católica Lisbon)
  • Firm’s Interactions with User Innovation
    Leid Zejnilovic (Católica Lisbon)
  • Governance and/or Policy
    Nik Franke (WU)
  • Leadership and organization for Open and User Innovation
    Frank Piller (RWTH)
  • Open and User Innovation Law, Policy and IP
    Andrew Torrance (University of Kansas)
  • Toolkits and Problem Solving
    Georg Von Krogh (ETH)
  • User Communities
    Christopher Lettl (WU)
  • User Innovation & Diffusion
    Jeroen de Jong (Erasmus University)
  • User Innovation and Psychology
    Ruth Stock Homburg (University of Darmstadt)
  • User Innovation in Healthcare
    Helena Canhão (Lisbon Medical School)

1st OUI Doctoral Consortium

The goal of the 1st OUI Doctoral Consortium was to provide PhD students with an opportunity to present their work to a group of mentors and peers from a diverse set of academic institutions, to receive feedback on their research plan and progress, and to build a cohort of young researchers interested in the key research streams of OUI. We invited students from all PhD granting institutions who were in the process of forming or carrying out a plan for their PhD research in the area of OUI to participate in this Doctoral Consortium. The Consortium was held in the afternoon of July 15th 2015.

Keynote Speakers

  • Conference

  • Alfonso Gambardella, Università Bocconi

    Alfonso Gambardella

    Università Bocconi

  • Bill Von Hippel, University of Queensland

    Bill Von Hippel

    University of Queensland

  • Carliss Baldwin, Harvard University

    Carliss Baldwin

    Harvard University

  • Carlos Moedas, commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation European Commision

    Carlos Moedas

    European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation.

  • Dana Lewis, Nightscout

    Dana Lewis


  • Eric Von Hippel, MIT

    Eric Von Hippel


  • Jeffrey R. Davis, Director, Human Health and Performance, NASA Johnson Space Center

    Jeffrey R. Davis

    Director, Human Health and Performance, NASA Johnson Space Center

  • Kevin Crowston, Syracuse University

    Kevin Crowston

    Syracuse University

  • Samer Faraj, McGill University

    Samer Faraj

    McGill University

  • Speakers in the Doctoral Consortium

  • Gloria Barczark, Northeastern University

    Gloria Barczak

    Northeastern University

  • With the participation of the 6 winners of the 2015 Patient Innovation Awards

  • Debby Elnatan, Upsee

    Debby Elnatan


  • Ivan Owen, E-nable

    Ivan Owen


  • Joaquina Teixeira, Helium Balloons

    Joaquina Teixeira

    Helium Balloons

  • Lisa Crites, The Shower Shirt

    Lisa Crites

    The Shower Shirt™

  • Louis Plante, The Frequencer

    Louis Plante

    The Frequencer™

  • Tal Golesworthy, Exovasc

    Tal Golesworthy

    Exovasc© Personalised External Aortic Root Support (PEARS)

Local Organizing Committee

  • Celine Abecassis-Moedas

    Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

  • David Patient

    Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

  • Helena Canhão

    Lisbon Medical School

  • Leid Zejnilovic

    Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

  • Pedro Oliveira

    Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

  • Pierre Gein

    Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics

Católica Lisbon has been making a strong investment in the development of the area of innovation and entrepreneurship, and specifically in the area of open and user innovation. This is reflected in the growing group of faculty and researchers in this area that are now active in the school, the establishment of a dual PhD program with Carnegie Mellon University in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship, a faculty exchange with MIT Sloan School of Management in the context of the Lisbon MBA, as well as a wide range of educational and outreach activities designed to impact the community, such as Patient Innovation.

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OUI 2015 Local Organizing Committe
Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics
Travessa da Palma
1649-023 Lisboa, Portugal