~ Special Call for Submissions ~

ISPIM Connects Global 2020, “Celebrating the World of Innovation” is a 24-hour virtual event that brings together world-renowned experts on innovation management. Researchers, managers, business and global thought leaders will share insights on innovation management hot-topics. Submissions from academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy are encouraged.

The event will celebrate innovation and will also feature success stories and insights from global regions as we move around the world through 24 hours. Starting in Japan on Monday, 7 December and ending on Tuesday, 8 December in Australia, 21 regional hosts will feature speakers, case studies and insights of best successful innovation from their region. In parallel to this Celebration of World Innovation, we will hear presentations, panels and workshops on important innovation management themes and challenges.




*Celebrating the World of Innovation* (The Call has reopened for Submissions on local stories from all regions)

We would like to hear local examples and insights into successful innovation practice, challenges or research from all regions. If you are in doubt, please discuss your idea with an email to admin@ispim.org.

  • Crisis-driven innovation

  • Industry-Academia collaboration

  • Start-ups and start-up ecosystems

  • Sustainable development

  • Tackling inequality through innovation

  • Traditional industry development


  • AI and Innovation (including Big Data)*

  • Business Models

  • Creativity in Innovation

  • Design and Design Thinking for Innovation

  • Digital Disruption *

  • Digital Transformation*

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Start-Ups & SMEs

  • Futures & Foresight*

  • Health, Healthcare & Innovation Management

  • Innovation Leadership*

  • Innovation Management Methods for Industry*

  • Innovation Platforms, Ecosystems and Supply Chains*

  • Innovation Policies & Instruments

  • Innovation Standards & Certification

  • Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching*

  • Living Labs*

  • Measurement of Innovation

  • Methods & Skills for Innovation Management Research*

  • Open Innovation

  • Responsible Innovation*

  • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation

  • Values-based Innovation & Sustainability*

* Special Interest Group

~ Submission Deadlines ~

  • 21 September 2020: Submission of Outlines

  • 16 October 2020: Acceptance Notification for Outlines

  • 26 October 2020: Submission of Outlines *Celebrating the World of Innovation* - evaluations and acceptance will be made on a rolling basis

  • 9 November 2020: Final Submissions (including papers, profiles & photos) PLUS registration and receipt of payment

  • 29 November 2020: Presentation Slides


~ Proceedings ~

Accepted papers will be published in the Proceedings with an ISBN and included online in EBSCOhost and ProQuest. Authors wishing to withhold their papers from the proceedings may do so on request. All outlines are double-blind evaluated. 


Special issues focused on the key themes of this event will be published in Technology Innovation Management Review.

Selected papers will also be entered, where suitable, into ISPIM's associated journals: Creativity and Innovation ManagementFutures & Foresight ScienceInternational Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation ManagementInternational Journal of Innovation ManagementInternational Journal of Technology ManagementInternational Journal of Technology MarketingR&D Management JournalTechnological Forecasting and Social ChangeTechnovation.

~ Awards ~

The Dick Marsh Award
for the Paper with Best Innovation Management Impact

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