The World Open Innovation Conference is UC Berkeley’s flagship program at the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation that is designed to engage senior executives of global firms and top academic experts from around the world to address corporate challenges and provide focus for further research.
In a time of slow growth and rising uncertainty, businesses can find hidden growth opportunities in societal challenges to enable transformation. Societal challenges (or grand challenges) bring together resources and knowledge from different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. These challenges expand the range of what is possible, creating new sources of growth. At WOIC 2019 - hosted by Luiss in collaboration with the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation - Open Innovation experts combine their business experience with transformational objectives, with academic perspectives on societal challenges.
This year’s Conference theme “Opening Up for Managing Business and Societal Challenges” brings together conceptual research theories and pragmatic insights that will be presented by Open Innovation thought leaders in academia and industry.
Special Welcome Address
Andrea Prencipe Rector Luiss University
Henry Chesbrough Faculty Director Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation UC Berkeley
Welcome and Keynote Speakers
Solomon Darwin Executive Director Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation UC Berkeley
Francesco Starace CEO Enel
Annabelle Gawer Professor University of Surrey
Anita McGahan Professor University of Toronto
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Registration is required to attend this event.