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Uddevalla Symposium 2016

June 30 - July 2, 2016

Geography, Open Innovation, Diversity and Entrepreneurship

In a world of innovation polarized by large giants such as Google and Microsoft, what is the role of small entrepreneurial firms? Can, and should, an innovation system such as Silicon Valley be replicated and enhanced under differing social and cultural conditions as in developed and in emerging economies? More generally, would a more open innovation system have different geographical characteristics? In order to discuss these issues, we invite theoretical and empirical research papers across a range of disciplines and fields to contribute to the symposium:

  • The emergence and evolution of high technology and traditional clusters
  • The nature of business models around open innovation in software and other industries
  • The financing of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • The role of public policy in supporting spatially distributed and open innovation systems
  • Inequality and diversity in entrepreneurship and innovation management
  • The resurgence in manufacturing and the role of new technologies
  • Maker spaces & the new sharing economy
  • Science and innovation parks and open Innovation
  • Closed vs. open innovation systems at the regional level
  • Lean entrepreneurship and regional economic development
  • Open innovation and university R&D
  • Open innovation in large vs. small businesses

Announced Deadlines

  • Abstract submission deadline: January 28th, 2016
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: approximately February 28th, 2016
  • Final paper due: May 18th, 2016

Conference Venue

The Conference venue of the 19th Uddevalla Symposium 2016 is Birkbeck, University of London, Bloomsbury, London, UK, also called "London's Evening University". The university is located right in the middle of London.

For more information, see the Uddevalla Symposium website