We invite researchers and scholars to submit their papers to the Eu-SPRI Early Career Researcher Conference (ECC) 2024 on the theme of “Sustainability in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) policy: between complexity and uncertainty”. The conference will take place in Rome from 6th to 8th March 2024, organized by the CNR-IRCrES – Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth of the National Research Council of Italy.

Conference Theme:

The Eu-SPRI ECC 2024 aims to explore the dynamic relationship between sustainability, science, technology, and innovation policies in driving long-term sustainable development and equitable growth. It seeks to address the complexities and uncertainties surrounding STI policy and investigate the potential connections between these policies and the achievement of long-term goals.

Conference Topics:

  1. Organizational Perspective on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  2.  Science-Policy interface for achieving the SDGs
  3.  STI scenarios under complexity and uncertainty
  4.  Science and technology responses for green recovery
  5.  Regional systems of innovation
  6.  Knowledge and innovation networks

Target Audience:

The ECC Conference primarily aims to engage early career researchers and PhD students working in the fields of Research Policy and Innovation studies. However, contributions from experienced researchers and scholars in related disciplines are also welcome.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission: 15th October 2023
  • Notification of Acceptance: 15th November 2023
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: 15th December 2023

Submission Guidelines:

We invite researchers, early career scholars, and PhD students to submit abstracts (500-1000 words) of their original research papers. The submissions should provide clear insights into the research problem, methodology, results, and implications for STI policy and sustainability. All submissions must be in English and must be sent to eccrome@ircres.cnr.it

Conference fee:

The attendance fee to be paid by NON Eu-SPRI member organizations is 300 EUR. It includes admission to all scientific sessions, coffee breaks, and lunches, as well as one social dinner. Accepted participants are required to pay the fee following their notification of acceptance.

Participants from EU-SPRI member organizations have their fees waived, which covers registration, meals, and accommodation (max 2 nights). Travel costs are not covered.

According to the established cancellation policy, no refund of payments will be issued.

Contact Information:

For any queries or further information, please visit the official website or contact the Organizing Committee at eccrome@ircres.cnr.it

Join us at the Eu-SPRI ECC 2024 in Rome to share your research, engage in fruitful discussions, and contribute to advancing knowledge and understanding of STI policy and sustainability.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you in Rome from 6th to 8th March 2024!

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