Innovation is poised at the nexus of theory and practice. Close observation of industry innovation practices gave rise to Open Innovation, which in turn has contributed to the evolution of academic thinking on innovation. Yet too often, managers practice open innovation with little or no knowledge of the scholarship on the topic, while academics sometimes cling to their ivory towers, ignoring the laboratory that is the business or organization striving to improve itself. What is needed is a vehicle to bridge the gaps between theory and practice in open innovation.