Call for Submissions

The Call for Submissions has now closed.

The ISPIM Innovation Conference 2022, “Innovating in a Digital World”, is a three-day event that brings together world-renowned experts on innovation management. Researchers, managers, business and thought leaders will share insights on innovation management hot-topics. Submissions from academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy are encouraged, in particular, submissions on the focus theme of digitalization, digital disruption and digital transformation.


Digitalization including digital disruption, digital transformation, and digital platforms:

  • Digital Innovation Management 

  • Disruptive Business Models

  • Digital Entrepreneurship

  • Digital Drivers and Digital Environment 

  • Digital Strategy and Digital Transformation

  • Digital Implementation and Enabling Digital Transformation (Technology, Organisation, Skills, Culture)

  • Digital Platforms

You are invited to share insights on these topics or other challenges and to demonstrate approaches, solutions, and best practices related to digitalization, digital disruption, and digital transformation. 

The new global, digital economy requires a holistic view to digitalization and has become central for all non-profit and for-profit institutions. We call for demonstrations of innovation approaches and solutions for key digitalization challenges on company, institutional, industry and societal perspectives and how these can create our common innovation future.


All submissions will be considered for the Springer Proceedings in Business & Economics Series and a Special Issue in Information Systems Journal.


  • AI and Innovation (including Big Data)*

  • Business Models

  • Circular Innovation

  • Creativity in Innovation (by EACI)

  • Design and Design Thinking for Innovation

  • Digital Disruption & Transformation & Platforms*

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Start-Ups & SMEs

  • Futures & Foresight*

  • Gender & Innovation Management

  • Health, Healthcare & Innovation Management*

  • Innovation Leadership & Organisational Culture*

  • Innovation Policies & Instruments

  • Innovation Standards & Certification

  • Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching*

  • Living Labs*

  • Measurement of Innovation

  • Methods & Skills for Innovation Management Research*

  • Open Innovation

  • Platforms, Ecosystems and Supply Chains

  • Responsible Innovation*

  • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation

  • Values-based & Sustainability-Oriented Innovation Management*

* Special Interest Group

Submission Deadlines

  • 25 February 2022: Outlines Only (All Submissions)

  • 18 March 2022: Acceptance Notification

  • 29 April 2022: Final Submissions (including papers & photos) PLUS registration & receipt of payment

  • 20 May 2022: Presentation Slides


Early submission and acceptance notification is possible for all authors with external funding application deadlines. 

Contact admin@ispim.org.


Accepted submissions will be scheduled for presentation in the conference programme in thematic sessions. Papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN and included online in EBSCOhost and ProQuest. Authors may withhold their papers from the proceedings on request.


Leading papers will form a Special Issue in International Journal of Innovation Management (General Topics). Selected leading papers will also be entered, where suitable, for consideration by associated journals: Creativity and Innovation Management; Futures & Foresight Science; Information Systems Journal; International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management; International Journal of Innovation Management; R&D Management; Technological Forecasting and Social Change; Technovation; Technology Innovation Management Review; World Patent Information.


The Knut Holt Award
for Best Conference Paper

The Alex Gofman Award
for Novel Research

The Scientific Panel Award

The PhD Dissertation Award