Conference Topics

ICEIRD aims at academics, university technology managers, entrepreneurs, policy- makers and businesses interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional development.

Academic papers, practitioner cases and provocative expositions in all areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development are invited with particular emphasis on the themes (topics) of the conference:

  • Researching: Innovative and entrepreneurial teaching and learning
  • The evolving role of universities in innovation systems
  • Creating entrepreneurial societies: The triple helix and beyond (ecosystem evolution)
  • Business and innovation in the agri-food sector
  • Coproducing: University-Industry technology transfer and knowledge exchange
  • Coproducing: Anchor-institutions and regional economic development
  • Coproducing: Fostering Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  • Value co-creation and services to clients in the digital economy
  • Co-creation and new disruptive innovation models
  • Societal challenges and reverse engineering of solutions
  • Co-creation and citizen driven innovation society
  • Co-development, living labs and smart cities
  • Commercializing: Startups and Spinouts: challenges and best practices
  • Commercializing: Early stage investment & (venture) funding
  • Commercializing: Investing in Innovation: financing growth
  • Commercializing: Startups and Spinouts: challenges and best practices
  • Commercializing: Investing in Innovation: financing growth
  • Innovation and digital solutions for sustainable development
  • Frugal innovation and the paradoxes of growth
  • University-industry links in the era of smart specialisation / smart growth
  • University-industry and the digital transformation of innovation ecosystems
  • University-industry links at the co-design paradigm