Resumen: Chesbrough coined the term open innovation in 2003, and after a decade of research he redefined it as ¿a distributed innovation process, based on purposively managed knowledge flows across organizational boundaries, using pecuniary and non-pecuniary mechanisms, in line with the
organization¿s business model¿ (Chesbrough and Bogers, 2014). Understanding open innovation helps to realize how sharing knowledge with internal and external stakeholders can promote innovation. The essence of such knowledge sharing by internal and external stakeholders build
relationships that are based on common interests and goals.
Although open innovation has been a hot topic within business, design and innovation management, it is still ill defined and companies struggle with smooth implementation of open innovation practices into their daily operations. Different perspectives exist on the need for openness,
antecedents of open innovation, different typologies of practices, how to determine which one fits each company and challenge, the processes for implementation and the roles that design and designers can play in these processes. The main aim of this conference track is to debate some of
these emerging issues and position designers within this context. Therefore, within this track, the role of design, the designer and design management are considered and potential drivers for implementation of open innovation within organisations discussed.