Eu-SPRI Early Career Conference (ECC) 2024 Enhancing innovation ecosystems for a sustainable world in times of dramatic change: A policy challenge

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We are pleased to announce that the 2024 EU-SPRI ECC Conference “Enhancing innovation ecosystems for a sustainable world in times of dramatic change: A policy challenge” is now open for submissions!

The conference will take place in Bari on 30th and 31st October 2024, jointly organised by Politecnico di Milano – School of Management (IT), University of Twente (NL), and Politecnico di Bari (IT).

Purpose and thematic areas

Global warming, pandemics, unprecedented technological progress and wars are fundamentally reshaping how innovation ecosystems can contribute to a more sustainable world. We identify three key thematic areas that demand attention from scholars. First, while the advancement of platforms and AI technologies is expanding the scope of innovations and entrepreneurial opportunities, concerns persist regarding the potential negative consequences of these powerful tools. Second, the pandemic has accelerated the recognition of the necessity to support “deep tech” innovation to address significant societal challenges effectively. Third, as innovation becomes more open and less constrained, there is a noticeable trend towards de-globalisation, resulting in polarised and more closed economic systems.

Therefore, the conference invites scholars and practitioners to reflect on the policies and strategies to enhance innovation ecosystem initiation, unfolding, and emergence for sustainable purposes, particularly in times of dramatic change. This topic is especially relevant and urgent given the evolving market landscape in the wake of transformative changes such as technological advancements (e.g., platformisation and deep tech) and de-globalization, which have the potential to exacerbate inequalities across nations, regions, and local communities worldwide.

The organising committee invites submissions of full papers based on original research engaging with the theme – more details on the call for papers theme can be found here.

Special Issue: Technovation

N.B: Authors of the best papers will be invited to submit their work to an open call for papers in Technovation (see here more info). Hence, the conference represents a unique occasion to receive detailed feedback from the guest editors of the call. Please note that acceptance for publication is not guaranteed.

Submission guidelines

For further details and practical information on how to submit, and register to the conference please check the following document [Submission guidelines].

 

Keynote speech

Carmelo Cennamo, Professor Strategy and Entrepreneurship at Copenhagen Business School.

Important dates

  • The deadline for full paper submissions is 29 April 2024 23:59 CET.  (extended deadline)
  • Notification of decisions will be shared with authors by 15 May 2024.
  • Conference registration opens on 15 May 2024. 
  • Conference registration closes on 15 June 2024 23:59 CET. 

Target audience

The ECC Conference primarily aims to engage early career researchers (e.g., Assistant Professor, Post-Docs, and PhD candidates). However, contributions from experienced researchers and scholars in related disciplines are also welcome.

Organising committee

Angelo Cavallo (Politecnico di Milano School of Management) – Scientific Coordinator

Umberto Panniello (Politecnico di Bari) – Scientific Coordinator

Yazan Devrim Murat (University of Twente) – Scientific Coordinator

Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli (Politecnico di Bari)

Massimo G. Colombo (Politecnico di Milano School of Management)

Daniela Silvestri (Politecnico di Milano School of Management)

Letizia Alvino (University of Twente)

Alessandro Lucini Paioni (Politecnico di Milano School of Management)

Angelo Natalicchio (Politecnico di Bari)

Lorenzo Ardito (Politecnico di Bari)

 

Contact Info

For any query or additional information, please contact euspribari-dig@polimi.it.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and welcoming you in Bari!

Eu-SPRI 2024 Annual Conference

Submission Deadline: now closed. 

The 2024 Eu-SPRI Annual Conference will be hosted by the Knowledge, Transformation, and Society (KiTeS) group at the University of Twente Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences in Enschede, NL, in collaboration with other groups within the university. The main conference will take place on 5 to 7 June with a preceding Early Career Event on 4 June.

The conference theme is Governing Technology, Research, and Innovation for Better Worlds, and the organising committee are now welcoming academic researchers from a broad range of disciplines, as well as STI policymakers, to submit proposals for tracks and special (stand-alone) sessions.

Governing Technology, Research, and Innovation for Better Worlds

Policies for science, technology, and innovation (STI) can, among other things, be understood as attempts to create a better world. But what world is better, for what, for whom? Political, moral, and efficiency-economic values influence the direction and instruments of STI governance, sometimes explicitly, as in the recent shifts in STI governance to mission-oriented or challenge-based approaches, and sometimes in more implicit or hidden manners. Competing worldviews of actors involved in STI policymaking go hand in hand with questions of justice and equality, importance and irrelevance. The conference invites to identify and discuss the explicit and implicit, competing and complementary normative orientations that drive STI policy and research in the many contexts where it takes place.

The organising committee now invites submissions of abstracts based on original research engaging with the theme of ‘Governing Technology, Research, and Innovation for Better Worlds’ (more details on this theme can be found here). Submissions related to other topics around science, technology, and innovation policy (broadly defined) are also welcome. 

IMPORTANT dATES

The deadline for abstract submissions is now closed. 

Notification of decisions will be shared with authors by 29 February 2024. 

Conference registration opens early March 2024. 

Authors of accepted submissions will then be invited to upload their extended abstract or paper. 

Deadline for final submissions is planned for 17 May 2024, 23:59 CET. 

Conference registration closes on 17 May 2024.
The presenting author for each submission will need to have registered for the conference by 10 May 2024, 23:59 CET. 

The conference will be held from Wednesday 5 June to Friday 7 June 2024. 

For further details and how to submit, please visit the conference website.

If you need help with proposal submission, please contact euspri2024@utwente.nl.

Call for Papers: Eu-SPRI ECC 2024 “Sustainability in Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) policy: between complexity and uncertainty”

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!