ISPIM - the International Society for Professional Innovation Management - is a community of members from research, industry, consulting and the public sector, all sharing a passion for innovation management - how to successfully create new products, processes and services from ideas to stimulate economic growth and well-being. Formed in Norway in 1983, ISPIM is the oldest, largest and most active truly global innovation network.
United Kingdom 2016-2022†
The Knut Holt Award
Named after ISPIM's founder, this award is for the overall best conference paper.
Viktor Fredrich 2023 Ljubljana
Alkki, Rusthollkarh, Pohls, Uusikartano 2022 Athens
Fabian Arnold 2022 Copenhagen
Katariina Palomäki 2021 Valencia
Maria Loderer 2021 Berlin (virtual)
J Kaipainen, L Aarikka-Stenroos, V Ranta 2020 Virtual
The Alex Gofman Award
Named after our former Advisory Board member who was passionate about teaching innovation, this award recognises researchers who have applied a novel way of collecting, analysing, or presenting data that is useful for the focal study and can also potentially be used in other contexts. Until 2022, this award was made for the best student paper.
Adrian Braumandl 2023 Ljubljana
Julian Wahl 2022 Copenhagen
Marina Konrad-Märk 2021 Berlin (virtual)
Maria Bustamante 2020 Virtual
Chris Gernreich 2019 Florence
Chris Gernreich 2018 Stockholm
The Dick Marsh Award
Introduced in 2017, and named after our former Board Member, this occasional award is for the paper that best demonstrates innovation management impact.
Maria Pajuoja 2020 Bangkok
Linying Dong & Emily Rezkalla 2019 Ottawa
Ger Post 2018 Fukuoka
Tuija Rantala 2018 Boston
Julian Echterfeld 2017 Melbourne
ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award
The annual ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award is made to the student completing the best PhD within innovation management each calendar year. The Award is open to all students completing a PhD within innovation management.
2023 Mattia Vettorello
2022 Anja Leckel
2021 Julia Schmitt
2020 Paul Wiegmann
2019 Marta Morais-Storz
2018 Amber Guerts
Scientific Panel Contribution Award
The annual Scientific Panel Award is made to the member of the panel that has provided the best scientific input to an ISPIM event or journal special issue in a calendar year.
2023 Ioana Stefan
2022 Malte Schneider
2021 Daniel Schallmo
2020 Name withheld by request
2019 Jens Leker
2018 Leona Fitzmaurice