Special Session on 

Fostering open innovation in territorial dimension

at the

European Regional Science Association Congress 2016

(Vienna, 23-26 August 2016)



There are many of us who deal with or facilitate practical applications of OI in certain territories, also with use of regional policy instruments. So I believe we can provide an extraordinary content to the event. The congress is the biggest event of ERSA - the supranational grouping of national regional science associations across Europe. The meeting in Vienna will gather about 800 participants - academics, policy professionals and researchers - interested in regional and local development and related issues. 


For more details go to: http://vienna.ersa.org/ and http://www.ersa.org/


Your contribution is even more then welcome. Anyway, please note that all submissions must undergo the full selection procedure. The deadline is Feb 12th and full paper or extended abstract is awaited. To apply visit: http://vienna.ersa.org/submissions/. You must link your abstract to “Fostering open innovation in territorial dimension” special session in the submission process.


ERSA Congress papers are included in the RePec Database after the congress unless the author has opted out of this .

Participants who disseminate content strictly related to the OI-Net works can apply for co-financing. Ask Justyna Dabrowska for availability first! Afterwards clearly present the role of OI-Net in your: submission, paper and presentation.


Should you have any other questions, please contact Marcin Baron by e-mail.


Kindest regards,

Marcin Baron

University of Economics in Katowice, Poland

Department of Strategic and Regional Studies

marcin.baron (at) ue.katowice.pl

+48 506 035 345