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The 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management

The 2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium - Stimulating Recovery - The Role of Innovation Management - will be held in New York City, USA on 6-9 December 2009.

6 December 2009 - 9 December 2009

Organised by ISPIM and hosted by The Fashion Institute of Technology this symposium will bring together academics, business leaders, consultants and other professionals involved in innovation management. The symposium format will include facilitated themed sessions for academic and practitioner presentations together with interactive workshops and discussion panels. Additionally, the symposium will provide excellent networking opportunities together with a taste of local New York culture.

Economies around the world are displaying similar symptoms in a global downturn: profits and investment is disappearing, companies are failing and unemployment is rising. These chaotic and uncertain economic circumstances have required companies and governments to define and implement innovative actions to ensure survival and stimulate recovery.

High uncertainty calls for creative and innovative management. Consumers and businesses still have needs, but what are the best ways to address them? How do we develop such creative strategies? What innovative solutions deal with today's problems and still strengthen business and economic innovation in the long run? How should we manage innovation in the current climate? Those companies and governments that can answer these questions will not only survive the economic crisis, but will emerge in a strengthened strategic position as recovery takes root.

Submissions from academics, consultants and managers on innovation-related topics are strongly encouraged and should focus on the following:

- Collaboration and open innovation
- Commercialising and financing innovation
- Entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship
- Innovating business models
- Innovation and IP
- Innovation policy for economic recovery
- Integrating innovation practice into education
- Lean innovation
- Managing innovation to stimulate recovery
- Measuring and managing innovation
- Methods and tools for innovation
- Networks and regions of innovation
- Organisational creativity & idea generation
- Training and leadership for innovation

Important Submission Deadlines:

- 13 September 2009: Outlines Only (All Academic and Practitioner Submissions)
- 27 September 2009: Acceptance Notification
- 8 November 2009: Final Submissions (including papers, slides, profiles & photos) together with registration and payment