The call for papers for the 7th Geography of Innovation Conference is now closed - thanks to everybody who submitted!

The call for papers (extended abstracts) is now closed. We received over 500 submissions, significantly more than expected, and are very grateful for this level of interest in the conference.

All submissions will be now peer-reviewed by members of the Scientific Committee (for open track submissions) or by the special session organisers. Please note that acceptance/rejection notifications will be sent only to the submitting author.

If you have any queries in the meantime please get in touch with us at


Open track - conference themes

Submissions to the open track will be reviewed by members of the scientific or organising committees.

We reserve the right to reassign papers from the open track to a special session, or vice versa, where appropriate.

  • Universities and the geography of science and innovation
  • Social capital, institutions and innovation
  • Globalisation of innovation and knowledge
  • Innovation in peripheral regions
  • Innovation in developing and emerging economies
  • The spatial dynamics of innovation networks
  • Mobility, migration and innovation
  • Geographies of green and sustainable innovation
  • Responsible innovation, social innovation and inclusive growth
  • Clusters and innovation ecosystems
  • Innovation policies for regions and countries
  • Urban innovation

Special Sessions

Please note that submissions to a special session will be reviewed by the special session organisers.

We reserve the right to reassign a paper from one special session to another, or to the open track, where appropriate.


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