Globelics Conferences

The Globelics community offers an Annual Conference.

The Conference is a meeting place and incubator for major research projects.

Globelics Conference 11-13 October 2017 in Athens, Greece

The 15th International Globelics Conference will be held in Athens, Greece and hosted by the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics (LIEE) at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), the oldest and most prestigious Greek academic institution in the field of Technology and Engineering (established 1837).

As always scholars from all over the world and from many different disciplines will gather  to discuss innovation and development, this year under the main conference theme:

Innovation and capacity building in the context of financialisation and uneven development of the global economy: New roles for the state, productive sector, and social actors

The conference invites papers addressing the role of different types of actors such as the State, local authorities, continental entities, knowledge institutions, productive political and social actors in shaping innovation and capacity building so as to achieve sustainable and inclusive growth.

In particular, the conference aims to explore whether we need new approaches to study inequality in the age of globalisation as there are widening disparities within countries, regions and social classes. The conference will also consider the need to tackle new challenges related to innovation and capacity building in addition to the systems of innovation approach.

In addition the conference also welcomes papers studying how systems of policies can be implemented at different levels and across different countries to innovate out of the crisis.

Deadline for submission of paper: May 10th, 2017

Deadline for application for travel support: May 10th, 2017

Conference registration deadline: July 19, 2017

Find more information on submission in the call for papers

Get details and up-to-date information on the conference webpage 

*If your paper is accepted for the conference,  it may also be chosen to be part of our Working Paper Series. Please visit our publications page to find examples of our working papers and  information for authors.

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    Travel Support

    Travel Support is provided through the Globelics Secretariat in connection with the Globelics Conferences.

    Scholars from developing countries with accepted papers to the Globelics Conference can apply for travel support from the Globelics Secretariat during certain periods.

    Past participants that have received travel support include Bachelor students, Masters students, PhD fellows, and PhD graduates in academic disciplines ranging from economics and humanities to engineering and sociology. Many of these participants contribute actively towards policy making in their country of origin, and some in countries outside of this.

    98% of participants who receive travel support believe that conference participation is important for upgrading the quality of their research:

    “Participation in the Globelics Conference helped me a lot in refining my research. I was able to get feedback  and subsequently improved the quality of my work. Moreover, I got new ideas and also got exposed to different viewpoints and perspectives about my area of research”.

    Interested in applying for travel support? Please visit the current conference webpage where all information on eligibility, procedure and deadlines will be available.


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