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The 6th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference

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Date: Thursday 19 November - Saturday 21 November 2015
Venue: Zijingang International Hotel Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China

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Zhejiang University's School of Management, National Institute for Innovation Management and Institute for Intellectual Property Management are hosting the 6th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference in Hangzhou, P.R. China.

As a key sponsor, the Centre for Transformative Innovation invites you to join the conference. Bringing together scholars and doctoral students working on economics, management and law with a focus on innovation, the conference fosters inter-disciplinary knowledge exchange. Sessions will include contributed papers, keynote presentations and panel discussions.

The conference will be held in English.

Local hosts

  • School of Management, Zhejiang University
  • National Institute for Innovation Management, Zhejiang University
  • Institute for Intellectual Property Management, School of Management, Zhejiang University

Key sponsors

Contact Information: Mitchell Adams, Centre for Transformative Innovation
Email: mwadams@swin.edu.au


Keynote and panel speakers

  • Luc Soete (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)
  • Bruno van Pottelsberghe (Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Pierre Mohnen (Maastricht University and United Nations University-MERIT, The Netherlands)
  • Mario Kafouros (University of Leeds, the United Kingdom)
  • Elisabeth Mueller (Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany)
  • Sadao Nagaoka (Tokyo Keizai University, Japan)
  • Keun Lee (Seoul National University, South Korea)
  • Paul Jensen (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Reiko Aoki(Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Thomas Clarke (University Technology of Sydney, Australia)
  • Hui-lin Lin (National Taiwan University)
  • Benjamin Mitra-Kahn (IP Australia, Australia)
  • Byung-Keun Kim (Korea University of Technology and Education, South Korea)
  • Beth Webster (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)


More speakers will be announced closer to the conference. 

Session topics

Session topics will include:

  • entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • innovation, growth and competitiveness
  • national systems of innovation
  • innovation and industry evolution
  • management of technology
  • intellectual property protection for innovation
  • standards, alliances and consortia
  • research and innovation funding
  • university research and university industry collaborations
  • science and technology policy in developing economies
  • innovation in global value chains
  • innovation, dynamic capabilities and sustainable strategies
  • finance and innovation
  • innovation challenges and disruptive technologies
  • innovation, skills and creative industries.