Call for Submissions

The Call for Submissions has now closed. If you missed the deadline but still want to submit, contact Please note, only exceptional late submissions will be considered.

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

  • Technology entrepreneurship & the Creative Industries (Focus Theme)
  • Innovating in traditional sectors (Focus Theme)
  • Funding and financing the innovation cycle (Focus Theme)
  • Innovation policies and instruments (Focus Theme)
  • Business Models*
  • Creativity in Innovation (by EACI)*
  • Design and Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Early-stage Innovation*

  • Innovation for Economic, Societal & Environmental Sustainability
  • Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching*
  • Living Labs (SIG)
  • Methods & Measurement of Innovation
  • Open Innovation & Collaboration for Innovation*
  • Service Innovation
  • Strategic Foresight, Strategic Agility & Future Orientation*
  • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation

* Special Interest Group (SIG)

Full details on submission types and themes are in the Full Call for Submissions


Leading papers will form a Special Issue in ISPIM's official journal, The International Journal of Innovation Management (IJIM).


All papers will be published through EBSCOProQuest ABI-Inform  (Business Source Corporate Plus & Business Source International (forthcoming) and SCOPUS (forthcoming).

Selected papers will also be entered into ISPIM's associated journals:

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Call for Submissions


  • 8 January 2016: Outlines Only (All Submissions) If you missed the deadline but want to submit, contact
  • 8 February 2016: Acceptance Notification*
  • 2 May 2016: Final Submissions (including papers, profiles & photos) PLUS registration & receipt of payment
  • 3 June 2016: Presentation Slides

* Early acceptance and notification possible for authors with early funding deadlines.

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...