Open Innovation in Science (OIS)
Conference  2019

May 02-03, 2019 | Vienna

Call for Abstracts


The organizing committee of the OIS Conference 2019 in Vienna invites you to join the discussion about open and collaborative approaches to generating and disseminating scientific research.

Our conference aims at mapping the research landscape and outlining future research opportunities on the antecedents, consequences, and contingencies of OIS. In addition to opportunities to present research results or ideas and receiving feedback from colleagues, we hope to have exciting discussions that culminate in a collaborative framework article for a special issue on Open Innovation in Science in the journal Industry and Innovation.

If you would like to present your research at the conference, please submit an abstract of 200-500 words to one of the following tacks:

Track 1: Open and collaborative approaches along the entire research process. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • crowdfunding, crowdsourcing and citizen science
  • open data leveraging, translation of science into practice, academic entrepreneurship

Track 2: Ecosystems and organizational designs facilitating open and collaborative research approaches. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • institutional factors
  • local and national policies
  • intellectual property and copyright supporting OIS
  • incentive systems

Track 3: Microfoundations of open and collaborative research approaches. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • scientists’ motives for engaging in OIS,
  • skills and capabilities for OIS,
  • characteristics and motives of institutional entrepreneurs

To register, please send the registration form (with or without abstract) to: susanne.beck (at) by March 29, 2019. Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee and – given their fit – assigned a presentation slot at the conference. After the conference, selected projects will be invited for submission to the special issue in Industry and Innovation. Please note that:

  • registration and participation is possible without submitting an abstract.
  • the paper of the submitted abstract must not have been accepted for journal publication.

Participating in the OIS Conference (including meals and social program) is free; travel and hotel expenses are not included. If you need help finding an appropriate accommodation in Vienna, we’ll be happy to assist you. Please send an email to susanne.beck (at) .

The conference starts on May 2nd at 12:00 with a joint lunch and ends on May 3rd with a joint dinner. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you in Vienna!


The Organizing Committee, 

Marion Poetz

Scientific Director & Associate Professor

LBG OIS Center
Copenhagen Business School

Henry Sauermann

Associate Professor

European School of Management and Technology Berlin

Christoph Grimpe


Department of Strategy and Innovation, Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Beck

Senior Post-doc

LBG OIS Center

The OIS Conference 2019 is organized with support from

Cooperating Partners


Regarding the current outbreak/spread of Covid-19/SARS-CoV-2: Despite today’s developments we are still optimistic, working under the assumption that the conference can proceed as planned. However, it remains highly unclear how the situation will look like beginning of May. We are closely monitoring the development and will provide updated information upon abstract acceptance (March 20, 2020). Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have in this regard.

The OIS Conference will take place in the Barocke Suite A, B and C in the MuseumsQuartier/Q21 in the heart of Vienna and right next to the Natural History and Art History Museums. The area combines historic architecture with contemporary design offering an inspiring surrounding for the conference. 

There are several hotels in walking distance from the conference venue (ordered by budget): 

* We have arranged special rates for the participants of the OIS conference. To make use of this option, please book your room via e-mail and mention "Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft". 


Susanne Beck

Senior Post-doc

LBG OIS Center
Copenhagen Business School

Marion Poetz

Scientific Director & Associate Professor

LBG OIS Center
Copenhagen Business School

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