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Call for Submissions

The ISPIM Innovation Conference 2023, “Innovation and Circular Economy”, 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 innovation and circular economy.

The Call for Submissions has now closed. If you need a little more time to put something together, please contact us at and we will do our best to help you.


Innovation and circular economy including:

  • Beyond improved Waste Management

  • Designing for Circularity

  • Innovative business models for circularity

  • Measuring & Evaluating Circular Innovation(s)

  • Moving to scale, economies of scope

  • New approaches to teaching and communicating C.E.

  • Perspectives on Transformation


You are invited to share insights on these topics or other challenges and to demonstrate approaches, solutions, and best practices related to circular innovation and circular economy.

The circular economy is more than just a fad – businesses transform resources into products and services using enabling resources (heat, light, energy etc) and thus the careful stewardship of these resources talks to the interest of every business. It can’t just be a bolt-on or nice to do or something you drop when times get tough. That is why a Circular Economy represents a ‘new world economic order’. Businesses can change everything they do, but this is very challenging, so we see more and more turning to a staged transition, or portfolio approach, focussing on new circular innovation and the processes and resources they consume to make them. This way they can manage the risk and test the markets.


  • AI and Innovation (including Big Data)*

  • Business Models

  • 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 for Fintech

  • Innovation Leadership & Organisational Culture*

  • Innovation Management Systems, Standards & Certification*

  • Innovation Policies & Instruments

  • Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching*

  • Knowledge & Technology Transfer for Innovation

  • Living Labs*

  • Measurement of Innovation

  • Methods & Skills for Innovation Management Research*

  • Open Innovation

  • Platforms, Ecosystems and Supply Chains

  • Responsible Innovation*

  • Values-based & Sustainability-Oriented Innovation Management*

* Special Interest Group

Submission Deadlines

  • 3 February 2023: Outlines Only (All Submissions)

  • 3 March 2023 Acceptance Notification

  • 28 April 2023: Final Submissions (including papers & photos) PLUS registration & receipt of payment

  • 26 May 2023: Presentation Slides


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



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; Prometheus: Critical Studies in Innovation; 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

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