Two wi1 projects were featured this week at OpenSym 2016, the worldwide forum for open collaboration, in Berlin. Prof. Ulrike Lechner from Munich presented a research topic from Vesiki, Martin Schymanietz presented a topic from Extend. Albrecht Fritzsche returned to the OpenSym conference series as track chair for open innovation and committee member of the doctoral colloquium. Following the motto of OpenSym, conventional research presentations were accompanied by other formats for collaboration, including inspiring social events in the heart of Germany’s vibrant capital. Great atmosphere for scientific research!