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Open Innovation: The Journey from Ideation to Innovation

IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM (CST)

Austin, TX

Open Innovation: The Journey from Ideation to Innovation

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Student Registration   more info Ended $0.00 $0.00
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November 8-9, 2012


Open Innovation: The Journey from Ideation to Innovation


The IC² Institute at the University of Texas at Austin is sponsoring a conference, Open Innovation: The Journey from Ideation to Innovation, at the Hilton Austin from November 8-9th, 2012.  The conference will bring together practitioners and academic researchers so that emerging and present models of open innovation can be explored.


The primary objective of the conference is to explore the many methods which may be utilized to bring an idea through the early stage of the innovation process. Topic areas of interest include the various forms of innovation actors in the ecosystem including the roles of industry, government labs, private industry and university and their impact on the transition of an idea into an appealing market innovation. It is expected that this conference will be an open forum to expose and develop novel models of innovation development in an academic setting. Further, it is anticipated these conference proceedings will result in the development of a new volume dedicated to the concept of Open Innovation and the transition of Idea to Market through innovative processes.


The Concept of Open Innovation has been an emerging trend in business and research in recent years.  The work of Chesbrough and others in the Academic community galvanized the concept that innovation is a fluid rather than formulaic process.   As a result of popular writing, the topic of Open Innovation has seen a marked increase in research on the application of this popular theory.

Despite the extensive amount of literature on the topic along with market interest on the parts of the academic and business community, the idea of open innovation is still under development in a practical sense.  The IC2 Institute at the University of Texas at Austin has organized a conference of practioners and academicians exploring both the reality of open innovation initiatives in practice along with emerging academic models of innovation which could prove to be the next engine for innovation practice.


One of the areas of innovation often ignored in conferences and research include the journey of a basic idea: whether business model, technology or general notion, from the mind of an innovator into reality. The conference will focus on the Journey from Ideation to Innovation and will consist of presentations by practioners and researchers in the field discussing best practices, experience and emerging concepts.  Inventors, technology development managers, entrepreneurs and business owners of all types will benefit from the open exchange of ideas related to the transformation of ideas into reality through the careful application of Open Innovation Concepts. Networking opportunities will be present throughout the conference for participants to mix with practitioners, researchers and new collaborators in this emerging field.

Key Note Speaker:

Dr. Art Markman, Founding Director HDO and Author of "Smart Thinking"

Dr. Markman is the Annabel Irion Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 from the University of Illinois and worked at Northwestern University and Columbia University before coming to The University of Texas at Austin in 1998. He has written over 125 scholarly works on topics in higher-level thinking including analogical reasoning, decision making, and motivation. Dr. Markman has extensive experience in executive education and consulting. Dr. Markman and his new book,Smart Thinking, were featured on Dr. Phil in January. Most recently, he taped an episode of Game Changers for the Longhorn Network, which  aired in late April.

Organizations Confirmed to Speak at this Event:

  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • IC2 Institute
  • Frog Design
  • Innography
  • USAA

 Registration will be limited for this exclusive event:

  • Students are welcome to participate and limited number of Student Registrations are being sponsored by the IC2 institute
  • Poster Session Opportunities are available for researchers with worthy topics related to Open Innovation.

For further information, or to submit a request to participate in a Poster Session, contact: Coral Franke (coral@IC², (512) 475-8947).

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Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Coral Franke at, 512-475-8947, with any questions regarding the event. 

What is the refund policy?

Space is limited, so refunds will be allowed if cancelled within 15 days of the event.  Otherwise, registration fees are nonrefundable. 

Where can I find information on the agenda for the conference:

Click the Agenda link above or see the agenda at

What do I need to do to do to be confirmed for a poster session?

Poster Session options are available for students or researches who wish to present their research in the field of Open Innovation. The poster session will run from 6-9 PM on November 8th, 2012, and will feature a mix of research and practitioner posters. To submit a request to present at a poster session, please email a request to Coral Franke (coral@IC² by October 15th, 2012. A limited number of presentations will be accepted for poster sessions. The topics that we would like to include in the poster session include:

  • How Ideation can lead to Innovation
  • Assessment of Open Innovation Models
  • Carrying Innovation through the Valley of Ideation
  • Development of Innovation Strategy for Organizations

Parking Information:

Paid general registration fee includes hosted parking at the Hilton Austin Parking Garage only.  Please note that space may be limited due to other local conferences at this location.  It is suggested that general registrants arrive early to secure parking in the Hilton Garage.  Discounted Parking for Students and other registrants is has been arranged for $7.00 per day based upon availability of parking at the Hilton Austin Parking Garage. Parking at other locations near the conference site will not be covered or discounted by conference.  

Have questions about Open Innovation: The Journey from Ideation to Innovation? Contact IC² Institute, The University of Texas at Austin
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Hilton Austin
500 E. Fourth Street
Austin, TX 78701

Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM (CST)

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