13th-15th of October 2021, virtual and in situ in Montpellier, France

Conference format
Find the program here. The conference was structured around invited speakers (plenary and short presentations) addressing the 4 themes presented in the pre-conference webinars:

  • Value creation
  • People and processes
  • Data analytics
  • Policy linkages

Conference objectives
This conference wanted to provide practitioners and theoreticians with the opportunity to:

  • Share their global experience of OFE as an innovation pathway
  • Contribute their insights to explain OFE processes and develop the OFE sciences
  • Suggest recommendations and contribute to guidelines to support OFE implementation and institutionalisation


Short videos replaced the traditional posters and showcased OFE activities and projects worldwide, demonstrating the existence of a rich and diversified scientific production.