I’m back at the Open and User Innovation (von Hippel) conference this year in Innsbruck. Although I went every year from 2008-2014, I missed 2015 and 2016 (for different reasons). Despite an awful case of jet lag, it’s great to be surrounded by old friends and to make new friends, including doctoral students at their first OUI (or even first conference ever).

The conference is running 2.5 days, and 224 attendees from 77 universities and 22 countries are registered. It is being held at Universit