Programme Highlights

Keynote Speakers

Etzkowitz2Henry Etzkowitz
Senior Research Fellow, Stanford University H-STAR Institute

CaldeiraJosé Carlos Caldeira
President, ANI - Agência Nacional de Inovação (National Innovation Agency)

Tim JonesGarret
Founder & Programme Director, Future Agenda
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LaousseDominique Laousse
Head of Foresight and Innovative Group, SNCF

VullingsRamon Vullings
Cross-Industry Innovation Expert & IdeaDJ
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VanhaverbekeWim Vanhaverbeke
Professor of Strategy and Innovation Management, Hasselt University
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NepelskiDaniel Nepelski
Research Associate, Joint Research Centre - IPTS, European Commission

Experience Innovation @ ISPIM

Practitioner-focused sessions on:

PLUS All Day Match Making Session on Tuesday - a chance for delegates to meet with local Porto businesses - register here

Workshops & Special interest Sessions

The ISPIM Grand Prize Final

Presentations by each of the 3 finalists of the 2016 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 Porto-area Industry Clusters

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

Detailed Programme

Key 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 (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

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

    • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation


70 researchers, 12 experts, 1 afternoon.  For more details see programme