Nov 212007

Verbinden Sie doch Ihren Frankreich Urlaub mit einer Konferenz!

The 2008 ISPIM Conference – Open Innovation: Creating Products and Services through Collaboration – will be held in Tours (Loire Valley), France on 15-18 June 2008. Organised by ISPIM and supported by ESCEM School of Business and Management, this conference will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The conference format includes plenary and parallel sessions with both academic and practitioner presentations and workshops. Additionally, the conference will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local culture.

Conference Sub-themes:

Submissions from academics, consultants and managers on Open Innovation (OI) and other innovation-related topics are strongly encouraged and should focus on the following (note there will also be a French language track on the same topics):

  • Commercialising and financing innovation
  • Culture, social interaction & diversity management in innovation
  • Education and training in innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation policy and competitiveness
  • Learning and knowledge management in OI

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  • Managing collaborative R&D
  • Managing IP and technology transfer in OI
  • Managing, measuring and implementing OI
  • Methods and tools for innovation
  • OI value networks, clusters and business models
  • Services and OI

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. John Bessant
Professor of Innovation and Technology Management and Senior Fellow, Advanced Institute of Management Research, Imperial College London

Dealing with discontinuity – managing innovation beyond the steady state 

Dr. Iris Ginsburg
Global Leader, Innovation Management Practice, IBM Research

Service innovation – developing a new body of knowledge in practice and in academia   

Dr. Bettina von Stamm
Catalyst, Innovation Leadership Forum
The innovative organisation – a question of collaboration

Important Deadlines:

31 December 2007: Academic Paper Abstracts or Practitioner Presentation Outlines
28 February 2008: Acceptance Notification
30 April 2008: Final submissions (including slides, profiles & photos) together with registration and payment

All latecomers wishing to submit should email the conference secretariat at Please note that late submissions may not be accepted for the conference.

Please note that there is no deadline for non-presenting delegates to register. However, we plan to restrict delegate numbers to 200 and we will no longer be accepting registrations after we have reached this limit. It is, therefore, advisable to book early!

Conference Fees


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Conference fee includes:
Entry to the Conference and Workshops (except
The PhD Students Workshop – additional cost of € 350), Delegate Pack and Badge, Conference Proceedings CD, Book of Abstracts, Welcome Reception & Dinner (Sunday), Gala Dinner (Monday), Conference Dinner (Tuesday), Lunch & Refreshments during the Conference. Non-members will also become Members of ISPIM for the remainder of 2008 following the Conference.

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