International Society for Professional Innovation Management Connects (ISPIM Connects)*

International Society for Professional Innovation Management Connects (ISPIM Connects)*

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The International Society for Professional Innovation Management Connects (ISPIM Connects), formerly branded as ISPIM Innovation Summit, Symposium and Forum, are the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM) events for the Asia-Pacific and Northern American region. They complement the annual ISPIM Innovation Conference held in Europe.

ISPIM Connects is creating connections between people and organisations who are passionate about Innovation Management.

  • Connect with top international innovation managers, researchers, and thought leaders
  • Gain global insights by contributing to local innovation challenges
  • Experience innovation in action by engaging in interactive site visits
  • Share your research or practical experience in innovation

Conference History:

ISPIM Connects Osaka, 4-7 December 2022, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan
Conference Theme: Connecting and Empowering Society
(local academic partner: Kansai University, Osaka University)

Note: The conference was originally scheduled for 5-8 December 2021

ISPIM Connects Valencia, 29 November – 1 December 2021, Valencia, Spain
Conference Theme: Reconnect, Rediscover, Reimagine
(Host: Centre for Urban Innovation, Valencia City Council)

ISPIM Connects Osaka Global, 6-8 December 2020, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan Virtual venue
Conference Theme: Connecting and Empowering Society Celebrating the World of Innovation
(local academic partner: Kansai University, Osaka University)

Note: The ISPIM Connects conference was originally scheduled for 6-9 December 2020

ISPIM Connects Bangkok, 1-4 March 2020, Bangkok, Thailand
Conference Theme: Partnering for an Innovative Community
(local academic partner: Institute for Knowledge and Innovation South-East Asia at Bangkok University International)

ISPIM Connects Nanjing, 16-19 September 2019, Nanjing, China
Conference Theme: Constructing an Innovation City
(local partner: China Management Science Society)

ISPIM Connects Ottawa, 7-10 April 2019, Ottawa, Canada
Conference Theme: Innovation for Local and Global Impact
(local academic partner: Universite d’Ottawa (uOttawa), Carleton University)

ISPIM Connects Fukuoka, 2-5 December 2018, Fukuoka, Japan
Conference Theme: Solving Challenges Through Innovation
(local academic partner: Kyushu University)

ISPIM Innovation Forum 2018, March 25-28, 2018, Boston, USA
Conference Theme: The Innovation Game – Base Hits; Not Home Runs
(hosted by Northeastern university School of Business)

ISPIM Innovation Summit, 10-13 December 2017, Melbourne, Australia
Conference Theme: Building the Innovation Century
(hosted by RMIT University)

ISPIM Innovation Forum 2017, March 19-22, 2017, Toronto, Canada
Conference Theme: Fostering Innovation Ecosystems
(hosted by York University, Lassonde School of Engineering)

ISPIM Innovation Summit, December 4-7 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Conference Theme: Moving the Innovation Horizon
(supported by Alpha Catalyst Consulting)

ISPIM Innovation Forum 2016, March 13-16, 2016, Boston, USA
Conference Theme: Charting the Future of Innovation Management
(hosted by Northeastern University, School of Business)

    Co-located: “Innova-Con 3” of the International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAOIP)

ISPIM Innovation Summit, 6-9 December 2015, Brisbane, Autralia
Conference Theme: Changing the Innovation Landscape
(hosted by Queensland University of Technology)

ISPIM Asia-Pacific Innovation Forum, 7-10 December 2014, Singapore
Conference Theme:
(hosted by Singapore Management University)

ISPIM Americas Innovation Forum 2014, October 5-8, 2014, Montreal, Canada
Conference Theme:
(hosted by Université de Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, HÉC Montréal and Univalor)

6th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 8-11 December 2013, Melbourne, Australia
Conference Theme: Innovation in the Asian Century
(hosted by the Victorian Universities Innovation Management Network (VUIMN))

5th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 9-12 December 2012, Seoul, Korea
Conference Theme: Stimulating Innovation: Challenges for Management, Science & Technology
(hosted by KISTEP – Korea Institute of Science & Technology Evaluation and Planning)

4th ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 29 November – 2 December 2011, Wellington, New Zealand
Conference Theme: Managing Innovation for Sustained Productivity: Creating Advantage and Resilience
(hosted by Victoria University of Wellington, Victoria Management School)

3rd ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 12-15 December 2010, Quebec City, Canada
Conference Theme: Managing the Art of Innovation: Turning Concepts into Reality
(hosted by National Optics Institute/Institut National d’Optique)

2nd ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 6-9 December 2009, New York City, USA
Conference Theme: Stimulating Recovery – The Role of Innovation Management
(hosted by The Fashion Institute of Technology)

    Co-located: 6th International Entovation 100 Roundtable, Dec 4-5

1st ISPIM Innovation Symposium, 14-17 December 2008, Singapore
Conference Theme: Managing Innovation in a Connected World
(hosted by Singapore Management University and supported by Product Development and Management Association)


1st ISPIM-Asia Conference, 10–12 January, 2007, New Delhi, India
Conference Theme (Jan 10): Innovative Approaches to Managing Social and Economic Systems: The International Perspective
(co-organized with the National Productivity Council, Singapore Management University,and Jawaharlal Nehru University; in conjunction with the International Conference on Knowledge Management for Productivity and Competitiveness, Jan 11–12)

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