World Open Innovation Conference
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12/04/2014 - 12/05/2014
All Day

Silverado Resort

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The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, is pleased to announce its 1st Annual World Open Innovation Conference. This conference is unique in its outreach and prospective value to both business managers and academic scholars. By inviting some of the world’s leading organizations to share their Open Innovation challenges with our academic colleagues, we hope to foster stronger connections between business practice and academia. We also invite academic scholars to come and present their own research on the topic, and consider how their findings might improve the performance of real organizations. The Conference thus aims to address and bridge the gaps between academic research and the practical execution of Open Innovation.

Conference Theme:

Innovation is poised at the nexus of theory and practice. Close observation of industry innovation practices gave rise to Open Innovation, which in turn has contributed to the evolution of academic thinking on innovation. Yet too often, managers practice Open Innovation with little or no knowledge of the scholarship on the topic, while academics sometimes cling to their ivory towers, ignoring the laboratory that is the business or organization striving to improve itself. What is needed is a vehicle to bridge the gaps between theory and practice in Open Innovation.


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