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Friday, 20 January 2012

5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: 9-12 December 2012

Call for Papers

Companies and nations are searching for effective ways to stimulate innovation. Companies need new offerings to secure competitive advantage in rapidly changing global markets and nations need new policies to restore and advance economic growth. National policies meet company strategies in stimulating scientific research, technology development and managerial innovation.

Interestingly, many different approaches to stimulating innovation have been successfully applied at corporate, regional and national level. At national level, for example, Korea and Japan have organised socio-economic growth within planned systems of science and technology. These systems have produced significant socio-economic development and corporations with world-class technology and know-how. Crafting successful policies and strategies raises some important questions: How should we enable managers and entrepreneurs to explore new opportunities? How can we design an effective climate for new ventures? How do we select the ‘right’ scientific opportunities? How can we advance fast technology development? How should companies be encouraged to innovate? Effectively answering these and related questions is crucial for stimulating innovation.

Submissions from academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy organisations are encouraged and should focus on the following general themes or Symposium Focus Theme

  • Science & technology challenges for innovation (event focus)
  • Collaboration for innovation (incl. Open Innovation)
  • Creativity & idea generation
  • Entrepreneurship, business models & financing innovation
  • Innovation training, education & learning
  • Methods, tools & measurement for innovation
  • Networks & clusters of innovation
  • Public sector & social innovation
  • Strategic foresight, strategic agility & future orientation
  • Sustainability in innovation

Important Submission Deadlines

  • 14 September 2012: Outlines Only (All Submissions)
  • 28 September 2012: Acceptance Notification
  • 16 November 2012: Final Submissions (including papers, profiles & photos) PLUS registration and payment
  • 7 December 2012: Slides/Presentation


The table below describes the possible submission types for this symposium. All files should be submitted online at by the respective deadline date. Do NOT email submissions to ISPIM. Only one submission and one presentation per person is permitted. There is no limit on co-authoring or co-presenting.

ISPIM reserves the right to organise the programme as it sees fit and to reallocate submissions, if necessary (for example submissions that are deemed to be work-in-progress may get reallocated to the research development sessions). Presenters should be available to give their presentation at any point during the three days. We cannot entertain individual requests for times or slots because it significantly impairs the quality and coherence of the themed sessions and integrated programme.



Documents required



Presenter Photo & Profile

Presentation slides

(by 14 Sep 2012)

(by 16 November 2012)

(by 7 Dec 2012)

Academic Full Paper Submissions

Accomplished substantial research results of an empirical or theoretical nature.

1400-1500 words: text only using structured headings

Max 5000 words
(ISPIM paper template)

Presenter Photo:
90x110 px

Presenter Profile:
max 150 words of text

Max 10 slides
Min font size 18
Clear graphics & style
15 mins + session discussion

Academic Research Development Submissions

Work-in-progress where authors desire and are willing to contribute extra feedback.

900-1000 words: text only using structured headings

Max 2500 words (ISPIM paper template)

Max 5 slides
Min font size 18
Clear graphics & style
7 mins + 3 mins feedback

Practitioner Presentation Submissions

Substantial demonstrations of significant successful business practices and insights.

No max length. (ISPIM paper template)

Max 10 slides
Min font size 18
Clear graphics & style
15 mins + session discussion

Funded Project Submissions

Description or results from EU or other similar funded projects.

Special Interest Group Submission

A SIG is a group of delegates with a shared research interest or professional issue. The session will be a focused, informal way for delegates with overlapping interests to meet, discuss and co-operate.

900-1000 words: text only describing the theme and its importance as well as the names of three delegates that support the SIG


Max 10 slides
(90 minute sessions)
Min. font size 18
Clear graphics & style

ISPIM Scientific Panel

Eelko Huizingh, University of Groningen, Netherlands (Head of Panel)

  • Tor Helge Aas, Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
  • Cinzia Battistella, University of Udine, Italy
  • Iain Bitran, ISPIM, UK
  • Thomas Bohné, University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand
  • Maryse Brand, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Alexander Brem, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
  • Annick Castiaux, University of Namur, Belgium
  • Colin Cheng, Yuan Ze University, Taiwan*
  • Davide Chiaroni, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Steffen Conn, ISPIM, UK
  • Claudio Cruz Cázares, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Clive-Steven Curran, Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA, Germany
  • Urs Daellenbach, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • Tugrul Daim, Portland State University, USA
  • Pedro de Faria, University of Groningen, Netherlands*
  • Maria Cristina De Stefano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain*
  • Robert Dew, University of Sunshine Coast, Australia
  • Helena Forsman, Winchester Business School, UK
  • Federico Frattini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Peter Granig, Institut für Innovation, Austria
  • Uwe Gross, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Christina Grundström, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Praveen Gupta, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
  • Dennis Hilgers, Universität Hamburg, Germany
  • Pia Hurmelinna-Laukkanen, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Kristina Jespersen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Dylan Jones-Evans, University of Wales, UK
  • Hannu Karkkainen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Mirjam Knockaert, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Samuli Kortelainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Piotr Krawczy, JAMK University of Applied Science, Finland
  • Antero Kutvonen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland*
  • Thomas Lager, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France
  • Jens Leker, University of Münster, Germany
  • Dirk Lüttgens, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Giovanni Mangiarotti, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Andrey Martovoy, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Killian McCarthy, University of Groningen, Netherlands*
  • Anne-Laure Mention, CRP Henri Tudor, Luxembourg
  • Francesc Miralles, La Salle - Ramon Llull University, Spain
  • Tobias Müller-Prothmann, Pumacy Technologies, Germany
  • Benjamin Niedergassel, University of Münster, Germany
  • Florian Noseleit, University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Christina Öberg, Lund University, Sweden
  • Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Ville Ojanen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Heidi Olander, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Jaakko Paasi, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
  • Kalle Piirainen, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Minna Pikkarainen, VTT Technical Research Centre, Finland
  • Ger Post, MINASE, Netherlands
  • Girish Prabhu, Srishti Labs, India
  • Geir Ringen, Sintef Raufoss Manufacturing, Norway
  • Paavo Ritala, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • René Rohrbeck, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Nadine Roijakkers, Hasselt University, Belgium
  • Oliver Salge, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Tatjana Samsonowa, SAP Research, Germany
  • Teemu Santonen, Laurea University of Applied Science, Finland
  • Dimitri Schuurman, Ghent University, Belgium
  • Fiona Schweitzer, Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences, Austria
  • Marko Seppänen, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Andre Spithoven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
  • Jayakanth Srinivasan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  • Eric Stevens, ESCEM, France
  • Stefania Testa, University of Genoa, Italy
  • Marko Torkkeli, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
  • Anna Trifilova, HHL Leipzig School of Graduate Management, Germany
  • Eva Velasco, University of the Basque Country, Spain
  • Eric Viardot, EADA, Spain
  • Dianna Vitasovic, Innovation Culture, Australia
  • Stephan von Delft, University of Münster, Germany*
  • Jack Wang, National Sun Yet-sen University, Taiwan
  • Ibon Zamanillo, University of the Basque Country, Spain
*Denotes Associate Member
5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium: 9-12 December 2012

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