Conferences and Call for Papers
The XXIV ISPIM Conference – Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth
16-19 June 2013, Helsinki, Finland
The XXIV ISPIM Conference – Innovating in Global Markets: Challenges for Sustainable Growth – will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 16-19 June 2013. Organised by ISPIM and hosted by Aalto University School of Business in partnership with Lappeenranta University of Technology, this conference will bring together around 500 researchers, practitioners, and other innovation experts from 50 countries.
Businesses are under increasing pressure from an on-going economic crisis that is reducing growth opportunities and available resources. Societal concerns increase the need to develop sustainable processes and products, and political leaders must try to balance short with long-term interests. Globalisation offers attractive new markets and also intensifies competitive pressures. The net result of these, and related developments, is an environment where new technologies, products, services and competitors can rapidly have disruptive effects. Business models can no longer be static, moreover they call for on-going innovation, and customers require solutions based on integrated products and services. As companies strive for continuity, the stakes for innovation are rising. Effective innovation strategies are required in order to meet the challenges of ensuring growth in this increasingly open, dynamic and uncertain environment. How to innovate? Where to innovate? Who to innovate for? Who to innovate with?
Submissions from academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy organisations are encouraged and should focus on the following general themes or the conference focus themes:
- Innovating in Global Markets (Conference Focus Theme)
- Innovation for Sustainable Growth (Conference Focus Theme)
- Business Models, Entrepreneurship, & Financing Innovation
- Collaboration for Innovation (incl. Open Innovation)
- Creativity & Idea Generation
- Green, Public & Social Innovation
- Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching
- Living Labs
- Methods, Tools & Measurement for Innovation
- Networks & Clusters of Innovation
- Strategic Foresight, Strategic Agility & Future Orientation
- Transferring Knowledge for Innovation
Important Submission Deadlines
31 December 2012: Outlines Only (All Submissions)
31 January 2013: Acceptance Notification
3 May 2013: Final Submissions (including abstracts, papers, profiles & photos) PLUS registration and payment
1 June 2013: Presentation Slides
Conference marketing and communication is carried out in collaboration with Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.
5th Annual International Service Innovation and Design –seminar
March 14, 2013, Espoo, Finland
The 5th Annual SID Seminar – Design (f)or Value in Service Business – will concentrate on continuous value creation for the customer. Within service businesses there is increasing pressure to improve their competitive advantage by innovating new value to the customer. Service excellence is produced focusing on continuous value-in-use leading to a positive experience. The seminar is targeted at business people, designers, public servants, students, and researchers to share their experiences on value creation for the customer by service business.
Call for papers and presentations will end on Monday, January 14, 2013
Submission: You can submit a research paper, a Power Point presentation or a poster. Submit the abstract about your research paper (max. 300 words), Power Point presentation (max. 300 words) or poster (max. 150 words) online: servicedesign[at]laurea.fi. The abstract should clearly state the purpose, theoretical framework, data collection and analysis, results, conclusions, theoretical contribution, practical implications and keywords. Please include your name (with biography and photograph) and your e-mail address in the abstract, Power Point or poster.
More information coming at the beginning of January 2013.