Spring of Innovation


Spring of Innovation 2018


Financing Innovation in a Turbulent World
Actors, Logics, Tools

23 March 2018

CNR Roma,
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 – 00185 Roma, Italia


This workshop seeks at revisiting these questions, taking account of the quantitative evolution of the financing of innovation as well as the more qualitative aspects. These include the various actors, forms and tools of financing, and their impacts on the dynamics of innovation, especially in times of austerity. In two round tables, participants will discuss the economics and managerial dimensions of the financing of innovation such as:

  1. Business cycles and financing of innovation: public policies and entrepreneurial opportunities
  2. The management of innovation processes: Finance as a major criterion for the firm governance

Communication proposals are welcome for presentation in the round tables and for participation in an open debate.


Call for papers


Important dates:

  • Diffusion of the call for papers: 15 September 2017
  • Deadline for communication proposals (extended abstract one or two pages, including name(s) of the contributor(s), affiliation and contact information): 10 December 2017 at rri@univ-littoral.fr
  • Decision of the organization committee: 8 January 2018


  • Academics: 100 euros
  • PhD Student: 50 euros
  • Members of the Research Network on Innovation: free



CNR Roma
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 – 00185 Roma, Italia
Aula Marconi


Publication opportunities:

A special issue of Innovations, Journal of Innovation Economics and Management will be dedicated to this topic. Date for paper submission: May 31, 2018
Website of the journal: http://innovations.cairn.info/en/
Website for paper submission: http://www.editorialmanager.com/innovations/default.aspx

Organizing committee:

Daniele ARCHIBUGI (CNR ROME, Italy), Thierry BURGER HELMCHEN (Univ. Strasbourg, France), Andrea FILIPPETTI (CNR Rome, Italy) Blandine LAPERCHE (ULCO, France), Nadine LEVRATTO (Univ. Nanterre La Défense), Maria VITALI VOLANT (RRI)

Scientific committee:

Cristiano ANTONELLI (Universita Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy), (Pierre BARBAROUX (Centre de Recherche de l’Armée de l’Air, France), Sihem BEN MAHMOUD-JOUINI (HEC, France), Sophie BOUTILLIER (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France), David F. J. CAMPBELL (University of Klagenfurt, Austria), Ignasi CAPDEVILA (Paris School of Business, France, Vanessa CASADELLA (Université Picardie Jules Verne, France), Jerry COURVISANOS (University of Ballarat, Australia), Romain DEBREF (Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France), Faridah DJELLAL (Université Lille 1, France), Victor DOS SANTOS PAULINO (Toulouse Business School, France), Béatrice DUMONT (Université Paris 13, France,), Joëlle FOREST (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées-Lyon, France), Didier LEBERT (Ensta-ParisTech, France), Zeting LIU (Réseau de Recherche sur l’Innovation et Research Network on Innovation, France), Céline MERLIN (Université de Lille 1, France), Sophie MIGNON (Université de Montpellier 2, France), Liliana MITKOVA (Université d’Evry, France), Laure MOREL (Université de Lorraine, France), Simon NADEL (Université Lille 1, France), Julien PENIN (Université de Strasbourg, France), Sophie REBOUD (Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne),Maria SAVONA (University of Sussex, UK), Bérangère SZOSTAK (Université Lyon 2, France, Corinne TANGUY (Agrosup Dijon, France), Leïla TEMRI (Supagro Montpellier, France), Diane-Gabrielle TREMBLAY (Université du Québec, Canada), Jean Marc TOUZARD (INRA, France), Dimitri UZUNIDIS (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France)

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