R&D Management Symposium 2020 - Inventions to Innovation: Creating the conditions for impact

Starts:  Aug 4, 2020 8:00 AM (PT)
Ends:  Aug 5, 2020 8:00 PM (PT)

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to draw your attention to the

R&D Management Symposium 2020 - Inventions to Innovation: Creating the conditions for impact


Vancouver, CA, 4th and 5th of August 2020

Chaired by

Prof Elicia Maine and Dr Sarah Lubik

@SFU Beedie’s Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship and #SFUInnovates, Vancouver, BC, Canada.


Universities are increasingly central to both breakthrough invention and translating these inventions into societal and economic impact.  Yet academic entrepreneurship literature and innovation policy have not been keeping pace with the evolution of the university innovation landscape. 

Immediately preceeding the Vancouver Academy Of Management (AOM) Conference, we are inviting thought leaders, emerging researchers and policymakers in academic entrepreneurship, innovation ecosystems, and science venture strategy to debate, discuss, propose action, and contribute to a white paper on how we can better enable impactful science innovation.  

Along with the plenary talks and a debate on whether scientists should lead science-based ventures, we will have three parallel streams of academic papers: Innovation Policy, Firm Entrepreneurial Strategy and University Initiatives.   We will also provide the opportunity for poster presentations on the same themes.


The key dates are:

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline: Feb 17, 2020 (for both paper and posters)

Notice of Acceptance: Mid March, 2020

Full Paper / Poster Submission: May 15, 2020

Early Bird Registration Deadline: May 15, 2020

Deadline for Poster submission for on-site printing: July 10, 2020


Best wishes,

Prof Elicia Maine & Dr Sarah Lubik, SFU, Canada

(Co-chairs and Plenary speakers)
Prof Scott Stern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  
Prof Riccardo Fini, University of Bologna,
Prof Mette Praest Knudsen, University of Southern Denmark,
Prof Einar Rasmussen, Nord University Business School,
Prof Joseph (Yuan) Zhou, Tsingua,
Prof Alberto Di Minin and Prof Andrea Piccaluga, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa,
Prof Jim McLellan, Queen’s University,
Dr. Letizia Mortara, University of Cambridge

(Head of R&D Management Conference Office)
Dr Letizia Mortara, University of Cambridge

and the The R&D management association (RADMA)




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3300-515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3