The 6th Geography of Innovation Conference (GEOINNO2022) takes place in Milan, Italy, on 4th – 6th July 2022. Any interested scholars, students and stakeholders are welcome to attend this conference, whether or not they have a paper accepted for presentation.

GEOINNO2022 will be held in person only, and will only take place if it is possible to adhere to all standing COVID-19 health regulations. In the worst case scenario, the 6th Geography of Innovation Conference will be postponed.

The registration is now open – please access the registration page via the button further down.

An acceptance/rejection email has been sent to those who have submitted a paper. Please note that the acceptance/rejection notification only was provided the submitting author. You can find all accepted papers listed here.

Each conference participant will only be allowed to present one paper. Co-authored papers may be presented by any of the participating co-authors.

For those who are going to present at the conference, please remember to add the submission ID of your accepted paper in the designated text field when registering. This will make it easier for the conference administrators to link the paper to the right registrant. This ID can be found on this page.

Papers that are not linked to a registrant by the registration close date will be taken out of the conference programme.


Conference attendance registration opens: 15th March 2022

Conference attendance registration close: 6th May 2022.


Full GEOINNO2022 attendance: € 355 (€ 290,98 VAT excl.)
Full GEOINNO2022 attendance for PhD fellows and students: € 250 (€ 204,92 VAT excl.)

The attendance fee includes admission to all scientific sessions, coffee breaks and lunches, and social events.

PhD fellows and students will be able to register for full GEOINNO2022 attendance at a reduced fee of € 250. The requirement to qualify for this fee level is that the person is a student or PhD fellow at the time of registration. The GEOINNO2022 Organising Committee reserves the right to ask for documentation confirming eligibility.


If the conference is postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions, the conference fees are refunded in full.

Substitutions/name change of the registrant may be allowed. Requests for substitutions (including a written permission from the original registrant) will only be considered by approaching the Organising Committee on


Participants will be responsible for their own accommodation arrangements. Milan offers a wide range of accommodation options, both in terms of standards and rates. It is, however, advised to make the reservations prior to arrival.

Please also find information about recommended hotels and travel in Milano here.

For more information on travelling to Italy from abroad, click here.

Useful links:
ATM — Public Transport in Milan


Bocconi University, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics. Bocconi’s modern campus lies in the heart of Milan, 20 minutes walking from the Dome. It has more than 14,500 students, a faculty of 1,400 members and an administrative staff of 600. The university is part of prestigious international university networks, which hold the top spots in world rankings. Click here for a brief presentation video.

Registration, welcome reception, gala dinner and plenary sessions will take place at the Grafton building. Parallel sessions will take place at at the third floor of the Velodromo building (from room N30 to room N39). Click here for a virtual tour of Bocconi campus.


Potential conference implications due to the Omicron variant

The GEOINNO2022 Organising Commitee acknowledge that the new SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant adds a lot of uncertainty, both regarding potential restrictions in Milan and Italy, but also for travelling participants from around the world. The conference might therefore be postponed to a later point in time. The committee has decided that the conference will not be held in a digital or a hybrid format, and that it will take place physically in Milan if or when allowed.

Travellers entering Italy
Passengers entering Italy are currently needed to complete a Passenger Locator Form via the EUdPLF application site. In addition, depending on your country of origin, there are different instructions to follow when entering Italy. For this reason, we suggest you consult the website of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and answer the survey to make sure you don’t have any problems when entering Italy. Please find more information here.

Visitors accessing Bocconi University
Starting from 1 September 2021, the Green Pass (EUs Green Pass – EU digital COVID certificate) is mandatory for access to the university buildings. Before entering the premises, operators will check that all visitors have a valid Green Pass. Proof of identity may also be required. More information can be found here.


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EXTENDED REGISTRATION: Due to technical issues with the payment system, registration for GEOINNO2022 in Milan in July 2022 has been extended until 6th May 2022. More information here.