Reminder – Call for papers – 4th Geography of Innovation Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2018

Reminder – Call for papers – 4th Geography of Innovation Conference, Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2018

Before you start your deserved summer break, allow us to remind you that the AQR research group, at the University of Barcelona, in partnership with EuroLIO, organizes the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference, Barcelona, January 31st-February 2nd, 2018.

The call for papers is still o


(call for papers here; pdf version here)

We welcome submissions of Full Papers and Extended Abstracts in a wide range of topics at the cross-roads between economics, innovation and geography, including 30 Special Sessions organized by world leading academics in the field!

Among them, we would like to remind you about a session on Measuring Innovation Clusters, sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Besides, we would like to bring your attention to a new special session being organized on Intellectual property, economic geography and regional development: innovation, proximity and smart specialization. This special session invites contributions that examine the presence and role of both metropolitan and/or rural European regions in the ever-changing IP landscape. Check it out here!


Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to formally introduce our lineup of keynote speake

rs and the topics of their presentations:

Gillian Bristow (Cardiff University), exploring the complex interrelationships between innovation and the economic resilience of regions.

Frank Neffke (Harvard University and Harvard Kennedy School), who will discuss the links between human capital and related diversification.

Michael Storper (UCLA and LSE), discussing on the intertwined geographies of innovation, inter-regional inequalities, and social inequalities today

Reinhilde Veugelers (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), on the rise of China in science and innovation, and what are the challenges/opportunities this brings for Europe and oth

er Western economies


Papers and Extended abstracts Submission: June 1st to Sept. 10th, 2017

Acceptance Confirmation: October 2nd, 2017

Registration Opens: October 2nd, 2017

Registration Closes: November 24th, 2017

Congress Opens: January 31st, 2018

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Apologies for multiple posting. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details. And have a good summer break!

We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!

Best wishes,
Rosina Moreno, Ernest Miguelez and Jordi Suriñach, on behalf of the 4th Geography of Innovation Conference GEOINNO2018 Organizing Committee