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Conference on ‘Systems of Innovation and the New role of Universities’ (COSINUS); Bristol, UK – 5-6 September 2011
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Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
Conference on ‘Systems of Innovation and the
Bristol, UK – 5-6 September 2011
An interdisciplinary conference focusing on the new role of Universities in the System of Innovation to be hosted by the University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
CALL FOR PAPERS
The 21st Century is witnessing an increased drive for universities to play a crucial role in the development of the knowledge economy. This is in keeping with the growing pressure on countries, both developed and developing, to adjust to the rapid pace of globalisation through initiatives promoting innovation and competitiveness as a pathway for sustainable competitiveness.
The conference addresses this global concern by focusing on issues relating to capacity building in and management and support of higher education institutions in ways that would enhance the wellbeing of society, the competitiveness of the economy and the sustainability of the environment with respect to specific country circumstances. The aim is unravel the unique role of universities in innovation systems both in theory and in practice and identify in this context their social and economic impacts at macro (national/regional), meso (institutional) and micro (individual enterprise) levels.
The Conference will provide a forum for knowledge exchange and knowledge sharing among stakeholders in higher education, including academics, university/college management personnel, planners and policy makers, and funding agencies. It will also showcase, through research findings, best practice in the orientation and management of higher education institutions as principal agents of knowledge production, research and development, and innovation.
Specific Themes to be addressed
The following are suggested as sub-themes, but are not exclusive:
• National/Regional level of analysis: Creating supportive environment or policy to develop effective universities for high innovation, economy & social impact (e.g. Effective policy for university-Industry links; funding of university education and research; Research priorities and management of research; Measuring university impact on the economy and society; Impact of university on small business and local development; Industry experiences with respect to university collaboration and knowledge exchange schemes, etc.)
Proposals for specific parallel themes and workshops of relevant interest will be considered.
Further information about the conference will be available on:
Dr. Girma Zawdie
Dr. Surya Mahdi
Dr. Surja Datta
Submission of Session Proposals: 31 March. 2011
Submission of Extended Abstracts: 30 May 2011
Notification of Acceptance: 30 June 2011
Early Registration: 1 Apr. – 15 July 2011
Submission of Full Papers (for inclusion in the publications on: Webpage, Proceeding, Book and Special Issues): 1 Aug. 2011
ABSTRACT, FULL PAPER & SESSION SUBMISSION: