ICEIRD 2014 : The 7th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development


The conference will take place in Cyprus on the 5th and 6th of June 2014 but the first call for abstracts is already open. ICEIRD 2014 invites submissions of papers related to all the topics of interest of the conference until January 20th.  Papers that address collaborations between industry and academia, case studies as well as experience reports on any of the conference themes are welcome. For more information on the conference topics, visit the ICEIRD 2014 webpage.

Conference Theme: Igniting Regional Economies - Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in South East Europe

In the face of fragile economic recovery following the economic and financial crisis of 2008, many firms all around the world continue to invest in growth-enhancing activities to achieve a sustainable development. While the crisis has heavily hit all aspects of business vested interests, investments in innovation, entrepreneurship and regional partnership have been the key priority to ensuring a strong and stable economic growth.

The objective of the conference is to gather decision makers (government, ministries and state agencies), innovation experts (universities, research and development centres, technology transfer centres, start-up centres) and practitioners (smes, business incubators and business support organisations) to generate discussion and exchange on the potential of entrepreneurship promotion and innovation to national and regional competitiveness.