Hosted by HEC and Ecole Polytechnique in Paris, further information is available on the conference website 

The PhD Colloquium will take place from Monday 17 to Tuesday 18 June, with the conference from Wednesday 19 to Friday 21 June 2019.*  

Call for Papers – record number of abstracts received

The call for papers for the 2019 conference attracted over 500 submissions in the following themes:

  • Open Innovation and Co-creation
  • Open Social Innovation and Inclusive Innovation
  • User Innovation and Household Innovation
  • Adoption and diffusion of deep-tech (e.g. Autonomous Vehicles, Additive Manufacturing/3D printing, Blockchain, IoT, Machine Learning, Biotech, Nanotech)
  • Innovation Policy
  • Education for Innovation
  • Innovation in Emerging countries and reverse Innovation
  • Innovation spaces, such as Fab Labs, makerspaces and co-working spaces
  • Innovation and regulation
  • Energy transition and ecology

For further information, please visit the website or contact the organisers –

*If you are planning to attend the 2019 R&D Management Conference, you may also wish to participate in the ISPIM 2019 Conference taking place in Florence just prior to R&D Management Conference. There are regular flights from Florence to Paris Orly, which is located very close to HEC and Ecole Polytechnique, the conference venue.  Flights are less than 2 hours operated by the airline vueling. Other airlines operate regular flights to Charles de Gaulle which is around one hour from HEC.