Monday, July 18, 2016

CfPs: CSIR-NISTADS National Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation System | 6-7 October | IIC New Delhi

CSIR-NISTADS National Workshop on Opportunities and Challenges for Regional Innovation System
October 06-07, 2016
Venue: India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi

Call for Participation

In the modern globalized world, the economic development of a country is premised on its ability to develop, adapt and harness its potential to innovate. Most of the governments in world including India are proactive in initiating policies that would promote a culture of innovation and create institutional mechanisms for exploiting innovation for socio-economic welfare.
India has made a strong commitment for creating an innovation driven economy through novel policy initiatives/national mission programs 'Make in India', Skilling India, Startup India. Given the federal structure of the Indian economy, these critical programs will be successful if innovation culture permeates at the regional level and institutional mechanisms evolve that can help translational efforts.
In this context, CSIR-National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies is organizing a national workshop on regional innovation system and relevant issues. The workshop would consist of a mix of invited and contributed papers along the following themes. The workshop intends to provide valuable insights for policy makers and scholars to underscore the interventions that can strengthen regional innovation system.

Workshop Themes:
  • Innovation System - A National Perspective
  • Indian Regional Innovation System
  • Regional Innovation System - International Perspective
  • Regional Innovation System - Case Studies
  • CSIR Impact in Promoting Regional Innovation System
  • Pressing Problems of India and imperative for S&T Intervention

Key Dates
  • Deadline for submission of extended abstracts July 25, 2016
  • Communication of acceptance of abstracts August 10, 2016
  • Submission of full paper September 15, 2016
  • Conference dates October 06-07, 2016

Format for Extended Abstract: Extended abstract (around 500 words) .should preferably include following subsections (a) Purpose (b) Design/Methodology/Approach (c) Findings (d) Implications (e) Originality/Value (f) Keywords (minimum5)
The papers should not have been published earlier in any form. Authors of the accepted papers will be invited to present their work at the workshop and their expenses on travel, accommodation will be covered by NISTADS. Papers by PhD students below 30 years are particularly encouraged. All submissions should be sent through email at All other communications regarding the workshop should also be addressed through the above email.
Organizers: This conference is being organized under the project ISTIP (Indian S&T and Innovation Policy). This is the first study of its kind focusing on various dimensions of innovation activity in India; aiming at providing valuable inputs for S&T and Innovation decision making.
ISTIP Project Leaders: Dr. T.Jamal; Dr S. Bhattacharya; Dr. S. Pohit; Dr Y. Suman.

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