5th International COSINUS Conference: Innovation Systems and the New role of Universities

UWE-bristolEl evento se realizará en Bristol, Reino Unido el 31 de marzo y 1° de abril.  Le temática será «Exploring the importance and the impact of university-industry interaction on social and economic development». Cierre de enví­o de abstracts: 15 de noviembre.


Thursday 31 March and Friday 1 April 2016

Venue: Marriot Hotel, Bristol, UK

The significance of the role universities play in the development of the knowledge economy is still widely acknowledged and actively debated in both developed and developing countries. Following the footpath of the first two conferences which took place in Bristol (UK) in 2008 and 2011, and the third and fourth which were organised in Algeria (Oran, in December 2013 and Bordj Bou Arreridj in September 2014), the fifth International COSINUS conference will be held in Bristol (31 March -1 April 2016).

This conference will cover a wide range of topics around the issue of university-industry interaction with a greater focus placed on the new role of universities and its impact on the social and economic development both at the national and regional levels.

This Conference will provide a forum for academics, university/college management personnel, industry practitioners, planners, policy makers and other key stakeholders to discuss issues relating to best practice in knowledge exchange and knowledge sharing, and strategies for deepening and broadening effective university-industry interaction.

The conference invites participants from university, industry and policy circles to share their expertise and experience in areas that would strengthen the role of universities as lead players in the process of technological progress, wealth creation, equity and sustainability. Young researchers and PhD students from different disciplinary studies are also encouraged to participate. The following are suggested as sub-themes, but are not exclusive:

· Best practices for University – Industry interaction
· Best practices for Technology Transfer Offices
· Business incubators and entrepreneurship
· Universities’ spin-off strategy
· The role of universities in local social and economic development
· Civic mission of universities
· Gender issues and the new role of universities
· Entrepreneurial university and society
· University – Industry interaction and Social Network Analysis
· University – Industry interaction and employability
· University – Industry interaction and commercialisation
· University – Industry interaction and the role of knowledge absorptive capacity
· Entrepreneurial university and intellectual property strategy
· University – small and medium enterprises interaction
· New business models to support university-industry interaction
· New role of universities in knowledge economies
· Key determinants of industry – university effective interaction
· Governance of industry – university interaction

Key Dates:

Call for Conference Abstracts:
1 September 2015

Submission of Extended Abstracts:
15 January 2016

It would be very helpful if you would register your interest ahead of 15 Jan

Notification of Acceptance:
I February 2016

Early Bird Registration cut off:
28 February 2016

Submission of Full Papers:
6 March 2016

Submission of PowerPoint Presentations:
14 March 2016

Address for abstracts, papers and powerpoints:

Conference Fees (includes Conference refreshments + 1 Conference Dinner)

· Early Bird registration fee: £120.00

· Students: £120.00

· Full registration fee: £170.00

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