Innovation, Economic Growth and Sustainable Development: Strengthening Institutions for Greater Relevance, Effectiveness and Inclusivity


Accepted papers will be organized around parallel paper tracks encompassing the following sub-themes:

  1. Science, technology, innovation and the sustainable development goals: Policy and Practice
  2. Agricultural innovation systems: Addressing the poverty challenge
  3. University relationships with industry, policy and society: the developmental university
  4. Intellectual property rights, open innovation and development
  5. National, regional and local innovation systems
  6. Renewable energy: innovating inclusive and resilient infrastructure
  7. Sectoral innovation systems: technology policy and catch-up
  8. Creative industries, smart cities and sustainable urban development
  9. Trade, FDI, value chains and innovation networks
  10. Entrepreneurship, youth employment and innovation management
  11. The role of innovation in overcoming the resource curse: prescriptive models for sustainable growth
  12. Innovation for Inclusive development: Indigenous knowledge, informal economy and micro and small enterprises
  13. The gender dimension of innovation and development
  14. Improving the quality of life: Sustainable healthcare, water and sanitation innovation systems
  15. Empirical methodologies, data requirements, indicators, different approaches and methodologies


1st GLOBELICS Pre-Conference for Young Scholars

1 st Pre-Conference for Young Scholars

Financing of Innovation and Infrastructure for Development

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Development Southern Africa

Deadline for submission of papers is 21st April, 2018


Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng (Keynote Speaker)

Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng (Keynote Speaker)

Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
Prof. Mariana Mazzucato (Freeman Lecture)

Prof. Mariana Mazzucato (Freeman Lecture)

Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London). Lecture Title: “Rethinking the Direction of Economic Growth: a mission-oriented approach"
Prof. Xiaobo Wu (Keynote Lecture)

Prof. Xiaobo Wu (Keynote Lecture)

National Institute of Innovation Management, Zhejiang University
Prof Bengt Åke Lundvall

Prof Bengt Åke Lundvall

Founding father, GLOBELICS
Professor Victor Kwame Agyeman

Professor Victor Kwame Agyeman

Director-General of the CSIR
Mrs. Levina Owusu

Mrs. Levina Owusu

Chief Director Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation