Posted on: 21 June, 2019
Application deadline: August 31, 2019

5th Geography of Innovation Conference, Stavanger, Norway

The University of Stavanger, in partnership with RUNIN, are organising the

 5th Geography of Innovation Conference 

which will take place in Stavanger from 29th to 31st January 2020.

The Geography of Innovation Conference provides a forum for discussion to scholars interested in scientific, policy and strategic issues concerning the spatial dimension of innovation activities.

In line with the three previous editions of the conference, held in Saint Etienne (France) in 2012, Utrecht (Netherlands) in 2014, Toulouse (France) in 2016 and Barcelona (2018), the main objective of this event is to bring together some of the world’s leading scholars from a variety of disciplines ranging from economic geography and regional science, economics and management science, sociology and network theory, and political and planning sciences.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Shiri Breznitz, MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS AND PUBLIC POLICY, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
  • Meric Gertler, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
  • Mercedes Delgado, MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
  • Neil Lee, LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE (LSE)
  • Alessandra Faggian, GRAN SASSO SCIENCE INSTITUTE
  • César A. Hidalgo,MIT MEDIA LAB

Key dates

  • Special sessions proposal deadline: May 3rd, 2019 May 19th, 2019
  • Papers and extended abstracts submission period: June 10th to August 31st, 2019
  • Acceptance confirmation: October 10th, 2019
  • Registration opens: October 10th, 2019
  • Registration closes: November 24th, 2019
  • Congress opens: January 29th, 2020

We welcome submissions of full papers and extended abstracts (minimum three pages).

All submissions (regular and special sessions) must be made electronically via the website.

Language for the paper/abstract: English

Deadline: 31st August 2019

All submissions will be peer-reviewed: For regular sessions, papers and extended abstracts will be reviewed by a members of the scientific or  organising committee. For special sessions, papers and extended abstracts will be reviewed by the special session organisers. The results will be sent individually to each submitting author.

Contributions relating to, but not limited to, the following topics are welcome:

Regular sessions

  • Universities and the geography of innovation
  • The uneven geography of innovation
  • Innovation policy for regions and countries
  • Green and sustainable innovation
  • Mobility of workers, relatedness and the geography of innovation
  • Innovation and regional economic development
  • Responsible innovation, social innovation and inclusive growth
  • MNCs, Global Production Networks and knowledge spillovers
  • Urban agglomerations, externalities and innovation
  • Spatial dynamics of innovation networks
  • Geography of science
  • Globalisation of innovation and knowledge
  • Proximity and innovation
  • Social capital, institutions and innovation
  • Innovation in developing and emerging economies
  • Innovation in peripheral regions
  • The geography of innovation in the energy industry
  • Smart cities and smart regions
  • Clusters, industrial districts and regional innovation systems
  • Work-life, digitisation and automation
  • The geography of innovation in the circular economy

Special Sessions

In order to maximise participation, we will prioritize the presentation of one paper per author. If you are involved in more than one paper, please ensure that each has a different presenting author.

Please approach the organising committee at contact@geoinno2020.com for more information or support.

CENTRE FOR INNOVATION RESEARCH, UiS BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF STAVANGER

Kjell Arholms gate 37 4021 Stavanger

Tel: +47 51 83 15 55

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