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Call for Submissions

ISPIM Connects Salzburg, “The Sound of Innovation”, is a three-day conference that brings together over 200 innovation management professionals from over 30 countries.


Salzburg seamlessly blends tradition with innovation. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, historic architecture, and classical music heritage, the city has also emerged as a thriving hub of creativity, entrepreneurship, and technological advancements.

Salzburg's innovation ecosystem nurtures collaboration between academia, industry, and government, providing a fertile ground for ideas to flourish. Notably, the local ecosystem excels in integrating technology into traditional sectors. Local organisations in tourism, medicine, transportation, and energy are reshaping these industries with smart mobility solutions, digital experiences, and renewable energy initiatives for world markets. Salzburg leverages technology to enhance the quality of life for both residents and its many visitors.


The city is dedicated to promoting green technologies, energy efficiency, and sustainable urban development. Aspiring to be a model for sustainable cities, Salzburg inspires the ISPIM Community to follow suit. Whether you're an entrepreneur, researcher, policy-maker, or another type of innovation enthusiast, Salzburg offers a dynamic and inspiring environment.


ISPIM, together with local host, Paracelsus Medical University, and local partner, Innovation Salzburg, encourage examples and insights into successful innovation practice, challenges or research from all regions of the world. If you are in doubt, please discuss your idea with an email to


  • AI and Innovation (including Big Data)

  • Business Models

  • Circular Innovation (SIG)

  • Creativity in Innovation

  • Design and Design Thinking for Innovation

  • Digital Disruption & Transformation & Platforms (SIG)

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Start-Ups & SMEs

  • Futures & Foresight

  • Health, Healthcare & Innovation Management (SIG)

  • Innovation Leadership & Organisational Culture (SIG)

  • Innovation Management Systems, Standards & Certification (SIG)

  • Innovation Policies & Public Instruments

  • Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching (SIG)

  • Knowledge & Technology Transfer for Innovation

  • Living Labs (SIG)

  • Methods & Skills for Innovation Management Research

  • Open Innovation

  • Platforms, Ecosystems and Supply Chains

  • Responsible Innovation (SIG)

  • Values-based & Sustainability-Oriented Innovation Management (SIG)


SIG = ISPIM Special Interest Group

Submission Deadlines

  • 13 October 2023: Abstracts Only (All Submissions)*

  • 27 October 2023: Acceptance Notification*

  • 10 November 2023: Final Submissions (including papers & photos) PLUS registration and receipt of payment

  • 4 December 2023: Presentation Slides


​* Abstracts will be evaluated on a weekly rolling basis from 15 September, with the final batch being evaluated per the above deadline. Early submission and acceptance notification is possible for all authors with external funding application deadlines. Contact

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