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Call for Submissions - ISPIM Innovation Conference, Florence

Call for Submissions for the ISPIM Innovation Conference in Florence - deadline 25th January 2019.

ISPIM invites researchers, managers, executives and consultants to the 2019 edition of the ISPIM Innovation Conference to:

  • · Engage > Share innovation insights with fellow professionals

  • · Explore > Find out about the local innovation scene and their hop topics

  • · Belong > Become part of a global innovation management community

  • · Enjoy > Experience well-orchestrated social events in inspiring, fun venues

Florence is considered to be the cradle of the Italian Renaissance and has a reputation as one of the most beautiful, creative and innovative cities in the world. Arts, crafts, buildings and methodologies were developed by innovators such as Dante, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Verrocchio and Da Vinci. And it is the genius of Da Vinci, and his timeless innovations and inventions, that this ISPIM Conference is dedicated during this the 500thyear since his death.

Over the centuries Florence and its surroundings have gained a reputation in fashion, food & wine, rail, the life sciences, nautical industries, design, oil & gas and tourism. Local companies successfully balance globalization and glocalization, both surviving and often thriving on the global market. The common ground for this bright and fecund innovative environmental crucible is that local innovation players actively engage within the innovation ecosystem, cooperating and sharing their different competences in a quadruple helix of innovation. And of course, attending the 2019 ISPIM Innovation Conference!

Submissions from academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy organisations are encouraged and should focus on the following themes:

  • AI and Innovation (inc. Big Data)*

  • Business Models

  • Creative Industries

  • Creativity in Innovation (by EACI)

  • Design and Design Thinking for Innovation

  • Digital Disruption & Transformation*

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Start-Ups & SMEs

  • Futures & Foresight*

  • Health, Healthcare & Innovation Management

  • Innovation Management Methods for Industry*

  • Innovation Policies, Instruments & E-Government

  • Innovation Standards & Certification

  • Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching*

  • Living Labs*

  • Measurement of Innovation

  • Methods & Skills for Innovation Management Research*

  • Open Innovation for Innovation

  • Innovation Platforms, Ecosystems and Supply Chains*

  • Responsible Innovation*

  • Social Innovation

  • Sustainability & Innovation (inc. agrifood)

  • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation

* Special Interest Group

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN and included online in EBSCOhost and ProQuest. Authors can withhold their papers from the proceedings on request. Leading papers will form a Special Issue in ISPIM's official journal, The International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM) as well as Technology Innovation Management (TIM). Furthermore, papers on the following will be considered for ongoing ISPIM Special Issues: "Methods & Skills in Innovation Management Research" - R&D Management, "Digital Disruption" - Creativity and Innovation Management (CIM).

Selected papers will also be entered, where suitable, into ISPIM's associated journals:Technovation; R&D Management Journal; Creativity and Innovation Management; International Journal of Technology Management; International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management; International Journal of Technology Marketing; Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies; Technological Forecasting and Social Change; Technology Innovation Management Review.

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