International Conference "Science, Education and Business Cooperation: The Innovation Landscapes of Europe and Russia"

October 25-27, 2013

St. Petersburg, Russia

Call for papers for the International Conference "Science, Education and Business Cooperation: The Innovation Landscapes of Europe and Russia" is open now.

The goal of the conference is to discuss the trends in science, education and business cooperation in Russia and Europe and their impact on the development of Russian and European innovation landscapes.

The conference addresses a wide audience of Russian and European researchers, teachers, and business people, as well as public administrators, policy makers and representatives of research foundations.

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Confirmed plenary speakers:

  • Stefano Breschi, Bocconi University, Italy
  • Manfred M. Fischer, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
  • Irina Dezhina, Institute of World Economy and International Relations – Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Vera Minina and Nikita Basov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Nataliya Smorodinskaya, Institute of Economics – Russian Academy of Sciences
  • Ray Pinto, Microsoft Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Joris Lenssen, Academy of Business in Society, Belgium
  • Yury Blagov, St. Petersburg State University, Russia
  • Nick Lin-Hi, University of Mannheim, Germany

Conference events cover the following topics:

  • Bridging Innovation Landscapes across National Borders: Challenges and Opportunities.
  • Institutional Contexts for Innovation Clusters: Bringing Companies, Universities and Public Authoritiestogether.
  • Interpersonal Relations: The Driver for Innovation Landscapes.
  • Cross-Sectoral Mobility of Researchers: European Experience and Russian Realities.
  • Sustainable Relations between Universities & Business Organizations.
  • The Diversity of Innovation Systems: University-Industry Collaboration in Europe, Russia, and the USA.
  • Interaction between Universities, Government and Business: The Basis for Sustainable and CompetitiveInnovation Systems.
  • The Economic Mechanisms needed to support Innovative Cooperation in Science, Education and Business.
  • Scientometrics at the Service of Science, Technology, and Business.
  • Spanning the Gap between Science and Business in the Innovation Landscapes of Russia: Models, Barriersand the Role of Academic Brokers.

The conference will also host the following practical events:

  • International workshop Funding Research: Current Models and New Opportunities.
  • Round table From Idea to Result: The experience of Innovative Interaction of Business with Science andEducation.
  • International workshop Cross-Border Collaboration of Businesses, Academia and Authorities: The Case of Water Management in the “Kaliningrad-Poland-Lithuania” Triangle.

The conference will include a special session and reception devoted to the 10th anniversary of Centre for German and European Studies (St. Petersburg State University - Bielefeld University).

Working languages: Main conference language is English. However, plenary and keynote speeches, workshops and round tables will be translated into both English and Russian. See descriptions of sessions, sections and panels for their languages. Submissions without event assignment are to be written and presented in English.

Hosts: St. Petersburg State University and European University at St. Petersburg.Publication: Abstracts will be published as a part of conference program. After the conference selected full paperswill be published in peer-reviewed journal(s) and/or collection(s) of papers.

Abstracts will be published as a part of conference program. Selected full papers (2000 - 2500 words) will be published in Russian and international peer-reviewed journals. Currently, an agreement has been achieved with the journal Innovations, one of the leading economics journals in Russia.

Additional support for PhD students: The organizing committee will provide accommodation in St. Petersburg for selected PhD students participating in the conference. To apply for accommodation coverage please select it in the respective field of the registration form:

Key dates: Abstracts submission and registration deadline: September 2, 2013 (prolonged). Authors of accepted abstracts will benotified via e-mail before July 22, 2013. Full papers (optional) submission deadline: December 20, 2013.

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