Our community relies on the current crop of PhD researchers to develop the insights, theories and tools to shape the future of innovation management thinking and action. The ISPIM Innovation Management Dissertation Award, sponsored by RMIT University, will reward this endeavour. Entries from students who completed their PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in innovation management between 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022 are welcome. For detailed information please download the Full Award Details.
Authors of the three best dissertations, as selected by the Scientific Panel, will be invited to attend the ISPIM Innovation Conference in June 2023 for free where the winner will receive a prize of € 2000 and each runner-up a prize of € 1250. Additionally, we will invite the three finalists to submit a "Technology Manager Notebook" article summarising their dissertation in IEEE Engineering Management Review.
Deadline for 2023 submissions: 18 February 2023
Support Letter Template - Outline Template - Past Finalists' Outlines
Check out the top 30 dissertations from the 2019 Award in the edited book "The Crest of the Innovation Management Research Wave" published by Vernon Press.
Dissertation Prize Panel
2022 Anja Leckel
2021 Julia Schmitt
2020 Paul Wiegmann
2019 Marta Morais-Storz
2018 Amber Guerts
2017 Balazs Szatmari