ISPIM Innovation Summit – Moving the Innovation Horizon

 Kuala Lumpur, Malesia, 4-7 December 2016

Important Submission Deadlines:
 16 September 2016: Outlines Only (All Submissions)*
 30 September 2016: Acceptance Notification*
 11 November 2016: Final Submissions (including papers, profiles & photos) PLUS registration and receipt of payment
 25 November 2016: Presentation Slides


ISPIM InnovationSummit - Moving the Innovation Horizon

The 2016 ISPIM Innovation Summit – Moving the Innovation Horizon – will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 4-7 December 2016. Organised by ISPIM, and supported by Yayasan Inovasi Malaysia (Malaysian Foundation for Innovation), this event will address the region’s key innovation issues and will attract top-level speakers from Asia-Pacific and beyond from academia, industry and government.
Event highlights:

- A three-day, multi-track event full of thought provoking innovation management content

- Excursions to Malaysian Innovation Clusters

- Outstanding networking opportunities with delegates from over 30 countries

The expanding innovation horizon presents us all with new challenges and exciting opportunities. Success requires that we understand and harness the forces that shape the innovation horizon. Our businesses require dynamic capabilities, our society needs profound responses and our academics must share their wisdom.
For the past 33 years, ISPIM has led the way in bringing together the innovation management community. In 2016 ISPIM will bring the innovation management community to the ASEAN Region to help “Move the Innovation Horizon”. The Summit facilitates insight and interaction between world-class speakers, researchers, business and society’s leaders in the local innovation context. It provides a platform for the latest innovation understanding to be shared through presentations, discussion circles, case studies and tours. Join us in Kuala Lumpur to help “move the innovation horizon”!

Submissions from academic, research, consulting, industry, intermediary and policy organisations are encouraged and should focus on the following themes:

 Advancing Innovation in ASEAN (Focus Theme)                                  Methods & Measurement of Innovation
 Grassroots innovation (Focus Theme)                                                   Open Innovation & Collaboration for Innovation
 Innovation Training, Teaching & Coaching (Focus Theme)               Service Innovation
 Business Models                                                                                        Social Innovation
 Design and Design Thinking for Innovation                                          Strategic Foresight, Strategic Agility & Future Orientation
 Early-stage Innovation                                                                               University-Industry Collaboration
 Innovation Catalysts, Policies and Instruments             

Accepted papers will be published in the Summit Proceedings with an ISBN and included online in EBSCOhost and ProQuest. Authors wishing to withhold their papers from the proceedings may do so on request. All outlines are double-blind evaluated.

Special Issues containing selected papers from this conference will be published in ISPIM's official journal, The International Journal of Innovation Management, as well as in sections of other associated journals: Asian Journal of Technology Management, R&D Management Journal, International Journal of Technology Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, International Journal of Technology Marketing, Futures: The Journal of Policy, Planning and Futures Studies, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Creativity and Innovation Management.




The table below describes the possible submission types for this event. All files must be submitted online at by the deadline dates. Do NOT email submissions to ISPIM. Only one submission and one presentation per person is permitted. There is no limit on co-authoring or co-presenting.image2.png

* all outlines are double-blind evaluated for acceptance. All papers with potential for journal publication are double-blind reviewed.
** outline word limits include structured headings. The Research-in-Progress & Research Results Submissions word counts also include 5-10 references

You must use the correct headings below to structure the outline. Do not include author identifiers, graphics, tables, formatted text or automatic bullets. The outline is to be pasted into a text box during the submission process. If your outline does not use the structured headings or does not comply with the instructions it will not be accepted. No exceptions will be made.


The evaluation of outlines is conducted by the Scientific Panel on a double-blind basis. The Panel contains academic, scientific and industry expertise. The primary evaluation criteria for acceptance are:
1. Is the submission topic relevant to the themes?
2. Contribution to current understanding (degree of newness for an audience of expert innovation professionals).
3. Scholarly/scientific quality for academics; practical implications and foundations for practitioners.
4. Probability of stimulating debate/insight.
Typically, less than half of the outlines submitted are accepted and then presented at the event. Please note that papers that have the potential for journal publication are double-blind reviewed with full feedback and iterative revision.

For guidelines, documents and further details please visit