Programme Highlights

Keynote Speakers

GijsGijs van Wulfen
Founder, FORTH Innovation Method
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WoudhuysenJames Woudhuysen
Visiting Professor, London South Bank University
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ErlerHannes Erler
Director Open Innovation Networks, Swarovski Professional

BryNicolas Bry
Orange Valley Chief Innovation Officer, Orange
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SchlageFabian Schlage
Head of Idea and Innovation Management, Nokia
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MendlingJan Mendling
Full Professor at WU Wien

Experience Innovation @ ISPIM

  • Innovation games: Lufthansa Systems & University of Southern Denmark
  • Innovation Storytelling: NHS Horizon Institute & Exeter University
  • Innovation Theatre: Lego & University of Southern Denmark
  • Innovation Project-based learning: BMW & HHL
  • Innovation Certification: Anna Trifilova and Eva Diedrichs, IMP³rove, Managing Director, European Innovation Management Academy EWIV

Workshops & Special interest Sessions

The ISPIM Grand Prize Final

Presentations by each of the 3 finalists of the 2017 ISPIM Grand Prize followed by live audience voting to decide the overall winner. Moderated by Kevin McFarthing with prizes kindly provided by Swarovski.

Visits to Vienna-area Industry Clusters

Visits to leading local industry clusters including discussion panels with industry experts and Q+A.

Detailed Programme


Key Themes

    • Entrepreneurship & Start-Ups (Focus Theme)

    • Innovation Policies and Instruments (Focus Theme)

    • Social Innovation (Focus Theme)

    • Business Models (SIG)

    • Creativity in Innovation (by EACI) (SIG)

    • 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

    • Super Wicked Problems (SIG)

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

    • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation


70 researchers, 12 experts, 1 afternoon.  Details coming soon...