26-28 MAY 2015
Call for Papers

The 11th INSME Annual Meeting on Technology and Innovation for Inclusive Growth on 26-28 May 2015 is a unique International Forum including interactive Roundtables, an International Conference, a Matching, an Innovation Tour featuring the Excellences of South Africa (Cape Town Area in particular), and an international Expert Training Workshop held by world class speakers with globally proven expertise. The intensive three-day initiative will bring together government officials, financial actors, private and public support organizations, intermediaries, academics, service providers and entrepreneurs of more than fifty countries leading the innovation discussion worldwide.
The Meeting will be a combination of debates, keynotes, roundtable presentations and panel discussions, all with a multidisciplinary approach to inform and inspire, and share good practice boosting the strength of the global innovation eco-system and encouraging interaction among INSME members to give birth to new collaborations and strengthen synergies.
You are invited to submit paper abstracts for the 11th INSME Annual Meeting interactive Roundtables (lasting one hour each), the international Conference, as well as the International Expert Training Workshop, outlining major findings, trends, challenges, methodologies and policies.
The Meeting is a Must-Attend-Event! Entrepreneurs and academics can present their business ideas for poster presentation. There will be an exhibition area with a limited number of booths available.
Instructions and guidance for the submissions of abstracts:
The deadline for submission of paper abstracts is the 15 February 2015. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible, at latest by 15 March 2015. There is no charge for submitting an
abstract. All submissions will be independently reviewed and evaluated by the INSME Board. Its composition can be found at:
The International Conference will include contributions from the following three macro-topics:
♣ The right skillset for a globally competitive and innovative enterprise;
♣ User driven innovation for sustainable growth in a collaborative and international innovation eco-system;
♣ Access to finance to stimulate inclusive growth for SMEs.
The interactive Roundtables will cover the topics: talents and skills; competences; idea management; creativity; and design management.
The International Expert Training Workshop will have as a main focus: social innovation; and social entrepreneurship.
To apply for a speaking slot, please submit a speaker proposal in English including details (as above) using your letterhead, and send to *email address protected* mentioning “11th INSME Annual Meeting Paper Submission” in the email title. The information the Secretariat needs is the following:
1. Speaker details: full name; job title; organisation name and website; country; email; short bio (upto 200 words); Keyword the speaker would like to refer to (max. 10)
2. Speaker proposals: Paper abstracts are considered complete if they include: Tentative presentation title; macro-topic or indication of topics relating to the list above; Main Theses’ Abstract (minimum of 200 words; maximum 1500 words)
For further information please contact:: *email address protected*


17-18 SEPTEMBER 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS, Case Studies, Work in Progress/Posters, PhD Research,
Round Table Proposals, non-academic Contributions and Product Demonstrations
Mini Track Chair: Professor Panayiotis H Ketikidis, University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, Greece,
(President of the THA Chapter of Greece, and convener of the THA Thematic Research Group on Industry-Academia interactions)

Triple helix interactions are perceived to be key in assisting the development of today’s fast paced knowledge based society. Developing interactions with the proper protocols can lead to innovation outburst and increased entrepreneurial capacity, together with enhanced knowledge and technology transfer with the ultimate goal of successful engagement in regional development. Such interactions involve several shifts, especially in higher education, which have to assume an entrepreneurial role and to incorporate in mission knowledge commercialization strategies that involve both industry and government.
This track invites related papers from academia, industry and policy makers. Specific case studies (university-industry collaborations) and best practice examples are especially encouraged. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
– University-industry-government cooperation strategies to foster proper entrepreneurship ecosystems.
– Fostering proper environments for knowledge and technology transfer
– Triple Helix interactions as key enablers of entrepreneurial universities – and the entrepreneurial university as key driver of Triple Helix interactions.
– Risk taking while shaping the entrepreneurial university to deliver more market suitable outputs, and to enable better start-up ecosystems.
– Fostering innovation and development through Triple Helix interactions having the entrepreneurial university as a central element.
Publication Opportunities
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. They will also be considered for revision and publication by the following journals:
– International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development published by Inderscience
– International Journal of Technology Marketing published by Inderscience
– Springer Journal of Technology, Innovation and Education (JTIE), (New Journal, 1st Vol, Spring 2015).
– Springer Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (JIE), (Open access)
– Journal of Entrepreneurship, Management and Innovation (JEMI) published by Nowy Sącz Business School, Poland
In addition, papers will be also considered for publication in the Triple Helix Association official open access journal:
– Triple Helix, A Journal of University-Industry-Government Innovation and Entrepreneurship, (Online). Triple Helix is a fully sponsored, peer-reviewed open access journal published by SpringerOpen.
As well as full academic papers, the following are welcomed:
– Work in Progress/Posters: researchers are invited to submit current projects which are either at the proposal stage or are work in progress.
– PhD Research: doctoral candidates are invited to submit papers describing their research.
– Case Study Submissions: written to publishable standards.
– Non-Academic Contributions: from individuals/organisations working in the field. These contributions can take the form of a presentation or a demonstration.
– Round Table Proposals: topical subjects proposed for discussion.
For the above contributions, the THA will offer publication opportunities and wide dissemination through:
– Helice, the THA quarterly magazine, distributed to scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers, reaching more than 2,500 readers worldwide, including universities, public research organizations, as well as public administrators.
– TH Repository, a selected collection of educational resources, publications, cases, guidelines and tools developed by the THA and its members, embracing all the dimensions of Triple Helix. The TH Repository is at the disposal of THA individual and organizational members, and intends to be a useful source of cutting edge knowledge and practices to facilitate development and implementation of Triple Helix interactions.
The THA will offer to mini-track contributors/participants a special discount of 20% on the THA annual organizational regular membership fee (200€) for the first year. To claim the discount, contact: *email address protected*.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline 25 February 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance 05 March 2015
Full paper due for review 16 April 2015
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes) 25 June 2015
Earlybird registration closes 9 July 2015
Final paper due (with changes) 23 July 2015
Final author payment date 13 August 2015

For submission details:


warsaw call for paper

Organizers : Bialystok Science and Technology Park – Faculty of Management, University of Warsaw – University of Bialystok

The aim of the workshop is to create an interdisciplinary forum for presenting both research achievements and practical experiences in the field of cooperation between three sectors – science, administration and business. Particular attention will be given to the roles of an entrepreneurial university and science-technology parks in the development of a region – against the background of the Triple Helix model.
The confrontation of academic knowledge with practitioners’ experiences will help identify best practice and achieve common solutions which may enable the further improvement of the cross-sectorial cooperation system and of education in universities. Such activity will also support entrepreneurial attitudes among university employees and students.
– An entrepreneurial university: Global experiences
– The concept of entrepreneurial university and experiences of higher education institutions in Poland
– Areas and ways of cooperation between universities and science-technology parks
– The role of cooperation between universities and science-technology parks in the development of regions in Poland
– Regional aspects of the Triple Helix model
– Knowledge flows between actors in the Triple Helix model
– Participation of region and city authorities in the Triple Helix model
– Women’s creativity on the way to an entrepreneurial university.

Participation in the workshop have been confirmed by world-class specialists, among others, from Stanford University; University of London; Maastricht University; University of Applied Sciences in Munster, Germany; and the SIAS University in China, as well as by outstanding scientific authorities from Poland.

The workshop will be held under the patronage of:
– Mayor of Bialystok City
– Rector of University of Bialystok
– Vice-Rector of University of Warsaw
Organizing Committee
– Andrzej Jasinski
University of Warsaw
(Chairman of the Workshop)
– Anna Daszuta-Zalewska
Bialystok Science and Technology Park
–  Milena Kulesza,
Białystok Science and Technology Park
(Secretary of the Workshop)
– Artur Piatkowski
University of Warsaw
– Kamil Waligora
University of Bialystok
Important dates
24 January 2015 Submission of abstract
31 January 2015 Confirmation of accepted abstracts
28 February 2015 Payment of conference fee
30 April 2015 Submission of full text of paper
The conference will be conducted in English and Polish.
Conference Fee: Euro 250
The price includes: 3 hotel nights, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, conference proceedings, participation in the accompanying programme, bus transport and publication of the book in English.
More details at:
Milena Kulesza
Bialystok Science and Technology Park
Secretary of Organizing Committee
tel/fax: (48-85) 733-39-55
*email address protected*


With economies emerging from the global economic crisis at different rates, it is important to consider the role that entrepreneurship has, and will play, in enabling nations and regions to restructure and grow. ICEIRD 2015 brings together academics and practitioners to share knowledge and insight, based on the latest research on entrepreneurship, economic resilience, smart growth, and competitiveness.

ICEIRD 2015 aims to:
– Address key factors in fostering entrepreneurship at national and regional level;
– Examine entrepreneurial vitality and innovation processes;
– Understand the role of enterprise education in creating future entrepreneurial activity;
– Explore cultural and political barriers of entrepreneurship in the global economy;
– Share good practice in innovation research and business development;
– Facilitate regional partnerships and promote open innovation networks;
– Strengthen the regional and international network among representatives from EU member states and elsewhere.

Conference Tracks
The conference welcomes empirical, conceptual, theoretical and methodological papers on:
1. The social and spatial enactment of entrepreneurship
2. Resilience and Entrepreneurship
3. Entrepreneurship, employment and exclusion
4. Networks and Innovation
5. Tackling enterprise in the informal economy in South-East Europe (and beyond)
6. Social entrepreneurship
7. Enterprise Education
8. Entrepreneurship, policy and society.

Important Dates
– Submission of abstracts: 30 January 2015
– Notification of abstract submission: 13 February 2015
– Full paper submission: 20 March 2015
– Notification of paper acceptance: 3 April 2015
– Early bird and Author registration: 24 April 2015
– Camera-ready paper submission: 8 May 2015
Details on Conference Topics and submission procedures are available at