The 12th Regional Innovation Policies Conference (RIP2017) will be held at the University of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia (Spain). The conference will be organized by the ICEDE Research Group and it will take place on the 26th and 27th of October 2017 at the Faculty of Economics and Business, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of economics studies in Galicia. 

About the conference 

The conference is a venue for researchers, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in regional innovation, regional development and innovation policy. Participants are encouraged to submit papers on topics in relation to the themes listed below. 

Themes (provisional) 

A particular focus will be devoted to the following topic: 

1. Innovation and innovation policies at less developed regions 

Participants are also encouraged to submit papers for consideration on topics in the fields of: 

2. Global value chains and regional innovation systems 

3. Smart specialization 

4. Sustainability and regional innovation policies 

5. Primary and traditional sectors and regional innovation 

6. Cross-border and transnational innovation 

7. Innovation, tourism and development 

8. The role of Universities in regional innovation 

9. New approaches to regional innovation and innovation policies 

10. Public procurement and regional innovation

Keynote speakers 

Confirmed keynote speakers are:

  • Dominique Foray (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland). Bio
  • Roberta Rabellotti (Università di Pavia, Italy). Bio
  • Rune Dahl Fitjar (University of Stavanger, Norway). Bio


Scientific Committee 

  • Björn Asheim (University of Lund, Sweden)
  • Dominique Foray (EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Gonzalo Rodríguez Rodríguez (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • Manuel González López (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • María del Carmen Sánchez Carreira (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
  • Roberta Rabellotti (Università di Pavia, Italy)
  • Rune Dahl Fitjar (University of Stavanger, Norway)
  • Xavier Vence Deza (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)


Important Dates: 

* June 16th, 2017. NEW DEADLINE for abstract submission 

* July 1st, 2017. Abstract Acceptance 

* July 20th, 2017. Deadline for early-bird registration 

* October 1st, 2017. Deadline for standard registration

* NEW October 20th, 2017. Deadline for full paper submission


Contact details 

* For questions about registration, the venue, accommodation, or any other organizational concerns, please email: 

* If you have questions about academic content, suitability of papers and conference themes, please contact any of the local organizers: