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The 15th International Globelics Conference

Date: 11 October 2017 - 13 October 2017
Location: Athens, Greece
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The Globelics International Conference 2017

The 15th Globelics Conference will be held in Athens, Greece. It will be hosted by the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the oldest (established in 1837) and most prestigious Greek academic institution in the field of Technology and Engineering.

Athens will be the first European city to host the Globelics Annual Conference. This was considered as an opportunity to highlight the challenges for a country hit by the recent economic crisis. Innovation and competence building in the context of industrial and institutional change can be of great importance when envisaging a strategy out of the crisis.

The conference will combine plenary sessions, presentations of research papers in parallel tracks, thematic panel sessions or special sessions, poster presentations, a book presentation session and debate,exhibition on industrial research in Greece, innovative start-ups presentations, sightseeing and cultural events, as well as artistic and culinary exhibitions.

Conference Theme

The main conference theme for Globlelics 2017 is innovation and capacity building in the context of financialisation and uneven development of the global economy: new roles for the state, productive sector, and social actors.

The conference invites papers addressing the role of different types of actors such as the State, local authorities, continental entities, knowledge institutions, productive political and social actors in shaping innovation and capacity building so as to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth. In particular, it aims to explore whether we need new approaches to study inequality in the age of globalization as there are widening disparities within countries, regions and social classes. The conference will also consider the need to tackle new challenges related to innovation and capacity building in addition to our systems of innovation approach. The conference also welcomes papers studying how systems of policies can be implemented at different levels and across different countries to innovate out of the crisis.

Conference Tracks

Accepted papers will be organized around parallel paper tracks encompassing:

  • University relationships with industry and society: the developmental university

  • Indigenous knowledge, informal sector, innovation and development

  • Gender, innovation and development

  • Science, technology, innovation policy and development

  • Intellectual property rights, open innovation and development

  • National, continental and regional innovation system

  • Technological infrastructure and technological capabilities

  • Sectoral innovation system, systemic industrial policy and development

  • Innovation systems, networks, global value chains and foreign direct investments

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation management in companies, organizations, government and local authorities

  • Agricultural innovation system

  • Science, technology, innovation and the sustainable development goals

  • Creative industries, smart cities and economic development

  • Innovation, financialization and the global crisis: what kind of policies and strategies are needed?

  • Innovation studies: Empirical methodologies, data requirements, indicators, different approaches and methodologies

Deadline for submission of paper: April 30, 2017

Deadline for application for travel support: April 30, 2017

Conference registration deadline: July 14, 2017

Contact details

For further information on the conference organization please consult our website: liee.ntua.gr/globelics2017

If you have any questions that cannot be answered using the website, please send an e-mail to: athens.2017@globelics.org

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