Call for Submissions

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:

  • Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups (Focus Theme)
  • Social Innovation (Focus Theme)
  • Business Models*
  • Creativity in Innovation (by EACI)
  • Design and Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Digital Disruption & Transformation*
  • Innovation for Environmental Sustainability
  • Innovation in SMEs
  • Innovation Policies & Instruments

  • Living Labs*
  • Methods & Measurement of Innovation
  • Open Innovation & Collaboration for Innovation
  • Platforms & Ecosystems 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). The leading papers on Platforms and Ecosystems for Innovation will form a Special Issue of TIM Review.

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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, where suitable, into ISPIM's associated journals:

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Call for Submissions


  • 6 January 2017: Outlines Only (All Submissions)
  • 3 February 2017: Acceptance Notification*
  • 28 April 2017: Final Submissions (including papers, profiles & photos) PLUS registration & receipt of payment
  • 2 June 2017: 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...