Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence

Event :  Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence

Date :  25/06/2012

The UK~IRC hosted this 2 day conference on Open Innovation on 25-26 June at Imperial College London to mark the 10th anniversary of the publication of Henry Chesbrough’s Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology  As a result of the conference a Research Policy special issue will be published entitled “Open Innovation: New Insights and Evidence.” The guest editors are Henry Chesbrough, Ammon Salter, Wim Vanhaverbeke and Joel West, working in conjunction with Research Policy co-editor Ashish Arora.

If you missed the conference, you can Read Joel West’s conference blog.

Podcast interviews from this event are now available featuring all 4 guest editors and the keynote speaker. There is also a summary interview with all the editors. Visit our podcast homepage to view these.

There is also an article by Henry Chesborough on Open Innovation: Past to Future’.

This event was by selective invitation only and through competitive paper submission.

The conference programme and selected presentations are available.

To aid in the development of papers, this conference discussed and developed papers being prepared for the special issue. Topics for the conference included:

  • How does the use of open innovation impact the capabilities of the firm to engage in business venturing and strategic renewal?
  • What environmental and internal factors trigger companies to engage in open innovation?
  • What are the performance implications of open innovation?
  • Under what conditions do the costs of open innovation exceed the benefits?
  • How have patterns of open innovation changed over time?
  • What synergies are available by combining inbound and outbound modes of innovation?
  • How should open innovation be applied in new ventures and small and medium-sized companies?
  • How does open innovation change the role of intellectual property in a firm?
  • What the conceptual and empirical limitations of prevailing models of open innovation?
  • What are the implications of an open innovation for individuals and teams?
  • Papers on other topics related to innovation beyond the boundaries of the firm are also welcome.


The UK~IRC was pleased to sponsor this event alongside the Innovation Studies Centre at Imperial College London, and the University of California, Berkeley.