The call for Special Sessions for the 5th Geography of Innovation Conference is now closed.


Propositions for Special Sessions should include the title of the special session, the name and affiliation of the proponents and an abstract with the description of the topic of the session (about 20 lines).

Language for the abstract: English

Deadline: May 3rd, 2019

Extended deadline: May 19th, 2019

The proposition must be sent to the Organising Committee:

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

Special sessions

  • The geography of resilience in Europe
  • New (Big) data sources and methods to unpack the geography of innovation
  • What role does the bioeconomy play in the transformation of regions towards sustainable development?
  • Creative Industry Clusters, Innovation and Policy
  • Geography and Intangibles
  • Trademarks in Space
  • Moving beyond technology transfer: Evaluating and measuring the knowledge exchange performance of higher education institutions in the spatial context
  • Clusters, global innovation networks, and the globalization of knowledge
  • The dark side of innovation in times of shifting technological paradigm
  • Migration, Globalization and the Knowledge Economy
  • Ocean space innovation
  • The evolution of technology
  • Innovation and the Foundational Economy: a new model of place-based development?
  • Understanding the heterogeneity of regional energy transitions: Opportunities and limitations for regional development
  • Innovation and Regional Transformation
  • Knowledge complexity
  • The Role of the State in the New Generation of Innovation: a Multi-Scalar Perspective
  • Digital Platform Geographies
  • Social Innovation in the Global South: theoretical and empirical insights into actors, processes and impacts


  • University of Stavanger - Norway


  • Lyse Energi
  • Research Council of Norway
  • stavanger kommune
GEOINNO2020 is over. Thank you all 411 who came to Stavanger for these three days!