XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference

The XXVI ISPIM Innovation Conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary on 14-17 June 2015. Organised by ISPIM in partnership with the National Innovation Office, this conference will bring together around 500 innovation experts from 50 countries. The three-day programme will include: 

  • Multi-track sessions that mix industry, academia, science and government

  • Dedicated sessions and communities on innovation challenges for research, business and government

  • Showcasing innovation in Hungary with presentations, workshops and site visits

  • High-profile networking events each night, ISPIM-style

Key Themes

    • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Start-ups & Start-up Ecosystems (Focus Theme)

    • Innovation with the 3rd Platform (eg Cloud & Mobile Computing, Social Media, Big Data) (Focus Theme)

    • Business Models (SIG), Entrepreneurship, & Financing Innovation

    • Creativity in Innovation

    • Design and Design Thinking for Innovation

    • Early-stage Innovation (SIG)

    • Innovation for Economic, Societal & Environmental Sustainability

    • Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching (SIG)

    • Living Labs (SIG)

    • Methods & Measurement of Innovation

    • Open Innovation & Collaboration for Innovation (SIG)

    • Service Innovation (SIG)

    • Strategic Foresight, Strategic Agility & Future Orientation (SIG)

    • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation (SIG)

Who should attend?

Researchers, industry executives, thought leaders and policy makers with a focus on innovation management.

Keynote & Plenary Speakers

To follow shortly...

Innovation Insights from Industry

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Special Interest Groups Meeting in Budapest

To follow shortly...

Call for Papers

Junior Researcher Lab

60 researchers, 8 experts, 1 afternoon.  Details to follow...

Innovation Tours

  • As part of  the Innovation in Hungary showcase on Wednesday, a series of Innovation Tours will be organised to different organisations in and around Budapest city for groups of around 30 people. The aim of these tours is to enable delegates to experience first hand what is happening in Hungary in the innovation field. During these visits, delegates will meet with people involved in innovation for question and answer sessions, demonstrations and presentations lasting for 2-3 hours.

Networking Events

To follow shortly...

Awards & Prizes

  • Knut Holt Best Paper Award  more... 
  • Alex Gofman Best Student Paper Award  more...
  • ISPIM PhD Dissertation Award  more...
  • ISPIM Scientific Panel Award  more... 
  • Technological Implications Award by Nokia  more...
  • That’s Interesting! Award by Aalto University School of Business  more...

What delegates say

  • ISPIM events are an excellent way to connect with people working in other areas of innovation that you might not normally meet, providing different perspectives on innovation and innovation management.
    Christopher Nedin - Department of Industry and Innovation, Australia
  • Helsinki in 2013 was my first ISPIM conference. I was amazed by the number of excellent contacts I was able to make there. I even managed to get a new project stared between ETSI and some of our members, as a result of this conference.
    Gaby Lenhart - ETSI, France
  • ISPIM offers a refreshing perspective to innovation management conferences.  As sponsors, we appreciate being a part of the ISPIM experience where it is all about people and valuable content. 
    Joanne Hyland, rInnovation Group & Jeff Hovis, Product Genesis, USA
  • I found the ISPIM event enlightening and value packed.  Not only did I get to meet people like me who are working to make innovation successful in their organisations, but I also got to hear about the breakthrough research being conducted by leading universities from all across the world.
    Mark Redmond - Ergon Energy, Australia
  • The ISPIM conferences provide an excellent environment to discuss ideas, share experiences of what has worked and what is working less well and to create  a real community of shared practice.
    Ceri Williams - Director of Innovation - Medical Technologies, University of Leeds, UK