Fifth SEEK Conference "Overcoming the Crisis: How to Foster Innovation and Entrepreneurship in a Diverging European Economy" (October 8-9, 2015)

The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) is pleased to announce the fifth conference of its international research programme "Strengthening Efficiency and Competitiveness in the European Knowledge Economies" (SEEK). The conference takes place in Mannheim on October 8 and 9, 2015. Entitled "Overcoming the Crisis. How to Foster Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Europe?", it brings together decision makers and outstanding scholars for discussion on the creation of new business and innovation in Europe.

Keynotes and debates as well as academic sessions analyse the key factors and policies missing to effectively foster innovative business and entrepreneurial success. Interested researchers may either submit a full paper (including an abstract of max. 100-200 words) or an extended abstract of 500-600 words to (subject "Submission 2015 SEEK conference"; please provide a reference to one of the three main topics) no later than May 3, 2015.

Three main topics will be in the focus of the academic sessions:

  1. Fostering effective innovation and technology adoption,
  2. Impact of ICT on productivity and growth, and
  3. Competition and regulation.

Additional Information and Call for Papers