Open and User Innovation Workshop

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The 2011 Annual International Open and User Innovation Workshop has been been held from July 4-6, 2011 in Vienna, Austria, originally, this group was founded for this event, yet may be continued as a community communication platform for future workshops (besides twitter, where the most commonly used hashtag emerged to be #oui11, so it is expected to become #oui12 in 2012).

The International Open and User Innovation Workshop is the world leading conference on Open and User Innovation. Around 200 researchers from various disciplines (like entrepreneurship, innovation management, strategic management, organization design, marketing, intellectual property right management, and public policy) meet annually, in order to exchange recent research ideas and findings in Open and User Innovation.

State-of-the-art research findings and methods 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.

The Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Prof. Nikolaus Franke, Prof. Christopher Lettl) at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Vienna) is hosting this annual event for the second time. Research at the Institute is dedicated to Open and User Innovation. The Institute is also hosting the User Innovation Research Initiative Vienna (for more information go to