Du 06/06/2018 Au 08/06/2018

EU-Spri 2018

IFRIS has the pleasure to organize the next annual conference of the association Eu-SPRI,

Governance and Relevance:

Towards a new generation of research and innovation policies

Paris – Champs-sur-Marne, ESIEE

6-8  June 2018

Website of the Conference : http://euspri2018.ifris.org

Hosted by IFRIS and member units of IFRIS


The conference builds on and deepens the directions proposed by the 2017 Vienna EUSPRI conference and focuses on new practices and new policies for research and innovation. These new challenges for the governance of STI policies also develop in a context where impacts become a political leitmotiv, raising the issue of the relevance of policy frames and approaches.

Five main themes for the conference

New governance: the question about the governance of STI policy (new players, new processes and new instruments) should be enlarged  by reopening the question of the continuing relevance of this amalgamation, by discussing ‘policy mixes’, and by questioning the importance of the context (in particular for non-OECD countries).

New space of innovation policy: the question of which conditions are innovation policies framed and operated in a knowledge-based society ; discussing the role of civil society organisations, the inclusion of ‘new’ values in innovation processes (focusing on RRI and inclusiveness), and types of innovation other than S&T driven innovation.

*New understanding of globalization:  Re-eamine the multiple facets and effects of the globalisation of knowledge and innovation, beyond the dynamics of multinational firms : new geography of knowledge and innovation; structural impacts of absolute advantages; new frames and new non-governmental actors for regulating international trade; or new non governmental actors supporting research.

New challenges for renewed research orientations: situate the debates on “societal challenges” in perspective with the historical ‘mission-oriented’ and ‘sectoral’ innovation policies, which have developed todays’ portfolio of instruments. Examine the need for systemic approaches, like in transition studies, dealing with climate change and energy. How do similar approaches work with agricultural or health challenges, and what types of transition dynamics are at stake and what are their policy implications?

* Market, users, citizens: The conference will offer the possibility to deepen our knowledge of on-going citizen and user-driven economic and societal changes coined by such ‘umbrella terms’ as DIY society, the sharing economy, crowd sourcing or political consumption; and to discuss their implications about the relation between societal change and innovation and the potential implication for innovation policies.

In each theme, we will  focus on the need for original knowledge to understand changes in the policy instruments and public policies,  focussing on the large diversity of phenomena and results and their meaning as well as the roleof contexts. We  also focus on methodologies, relevant indicators, and research arrangements that allow to better position, characterise and follow these on-going dynamics. Finally, discussions are open on all important themes for the field, such as the evaluation and impact of STI policies, innovation ecosystems, funding or infrastructures. Open-ended sessions will be opened repsonding to the needs of colleagues attending the Conference.

Submission Guidelines

All papers must be original and not simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference.

You can submit :

* Presentation paper: Extended abstract (max 3,000 words) with a description of a study or discussion topic that you would like to present at the Conference

* Poster: Abstract (max 1,500 words) indicating the main content of the poster/study reported. We very much encourage posters. The Venue will permit a very good series of posters sessions and they can be the opportunity of very intense and intellectually stimulating exchanges. Poster sessions will be given equal time than usual sessions and should not be considered as second category.

All proposals should be made through EasyChair.org

Easychair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=euspri2018

Selection will be made through peer reviewing.

The Committee reserves the right to assign a paper for a poster even if the authors submitted for oral presentation.

We also welcome proposals for specific sessions or special tracks.

IFRIS, the organiser of the conference, is dedicated to open access. All colleagues that submit an abstract, engage also to make their presentations accessible after the conference on the website of the conference.