Accepted papers will be organized around parallel paper tracks encompassing:

  1. University relationships with industry and society: the developmental university
  2. Indigenous knowledge, informal sector, innovation and development
  3. Gender, innovation and development
  4. Science, technology, innovation policy and development
  5. Intellectual property rights, open innovation and development
  6. National, continental and regional innovation system
  7. Technological infrastructure and technological capabilities
  8. Sectoral innovation system, systemic industrial policy and development
  9. Innovation systems, networks, global value chains and foreign direct investments
  10. Entrepreneurship and innovation management in companies, organizations, government and local authorities
  11. Agricultural innovation system
  12. Science, technology, innovation and the sustainable development goals
  13. Creative industries, smart cities and economic development
  14. Innovation, financialization and the global crisis: what kind of policies and strategies are needed?
  15. Innovation studies: Empirical methodologies, data requirements, indicators, different approaches and methodologies