~ Call for Submissions ~

ISPIM Connects Valencia 2021, brings together Europe’s largest community of researchers, managers, business and thought leaders to Reconnect, Rediscover & Reimagine.


The community invites contributors to share their insights on innovation management hot-topics and submissions from academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy perspectives are encouraged.

This in-person only conference will celebrate the value and importance of human-centred connections, whilst not forgetting the lessons and possibilities that digital experience has taught us. We invite participants to rediscover the value of community, co-creation and collaboration in a physical setting and to reimagine possibilities and responses to innovation management challenges with new horizons.

We would like to hear 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

The Call for Submissions has now closed.


  • AI and Innovation (including Big Data) (SIG)*

  • Business Models

  • Circular Economy & Innovations

  • Creativity in Innovation

  • Design and Design Thinking for Innovation

  • Digital Disruption & Digital Transformation (SIG)*

  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Start-Ups & SMEs

  • EU Missions & UNs SDGs

  • Futures & Foresight (SIG)*

  • Health, Healthcare & Innovation Management (SIG)*

  • Innovation Leadership & Organisational Culture (SIG)*

  • Innovation Policies & Instruments

  • Innovation Standards & Certification

  • Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching (SIG)*

  • Living Labs (SIG)*

  • Measurement of Innovation

  • Methods & Skills for Innovation Management Research (SIG)*

  • Open Innovation

  • Platforms, Ecosystems and Supply Chains

  • Responsible Innovation (SIG)*

  • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation

  • Urban innovation & Urban labs

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

* Special Interest Group

~ Submission Deadlines ~

  • 1 July 2021: Submission of Abstracts opens

  • 30 September 2021: Submission of Abstracts closes

  • 31 October 2021: Final Documents (including profiles, photos & optional papers) PLUS registration and payment

  • 24 November 2021: Presentation Slides


The Call for Submissions has now closed.