The call for papers for the 5th Geography of Innovation Conference is now open.

We welcome submissions of full papers and extended abstracts (minimum three pages).

All submissions (regular and special sessions) must be made electronically via this website.

Language for the paper/abstract: English

Deadline: 31st August 2019

All submissions will be peer-reviewed: For regular sessions, papers and extended abstracts will be reviewed by a members of the scientific or  organising committee. For special sessions, papers and extended abstracts will be reviewed by the special session organisers. The results will be sent individually to each submitting author.

Contributions relating to, but not limited to, the following topics are welcome:

Regular sessions

  • Universities and the geography of innovation
  • The uneven geography of innovation
  • Innovation policy for regions and countries
  • Green and sustainable innovation
  • Mobility of workers, relatedness and the geography of innovation
  • Innovation and regional economic development
  • Responsible innovation, social innovation and inclusive growth
  • MNCs, Global Production Networks and knowledge spillovers
  • Urban agglomerations, externalities and innovation
  • Spatial dynamics of innovation networks
  • Geography of science
  • Globalisation of innovation and knowledge
  • Proximity and innovation
  • Social capital, institutions and innovation
  • Innovation in developing and emerging economies
  • Innovation in peripheral regions
  • The geography of innovation in the energy industry
  • Smart cities and smart regions
  • Clusters, industrial districts and regional innovation systems
  • Work-life, digitisation and automation
  • The geography of innovation in the circular economy

In order to maximise participation, we will prioritize the presentation of one paper per author. If you are involved in more than one paper, please ensure that each has a different presenting author.

Please approach the organasing committee at for more information or support.