1st ASEAN Innovation Conference (18/07)

25-26 October 2016, Vientiane, Laos

Over recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the key role that innovation plays in successful business, in particular amongst unpredictable yet developing environments such as Southeast Asia. The challenges that are faced in this high-risk, complex region, which includes limited access to resources, have provoked a deeper understanding and dependency on innovation and entrepreneurship. Attendees at this Conference will hear the latest research on how best to develop and commercialise opportunities and diffuse innovation in a rapidly developing market environment. 

Considering the ASEAN economies’ reliance upon the global market for continued economic growth, there is a great need for researchers within ASEAN and outside the region to provide direction to trigger more effective innovation and new venture creation allowing regional stakeholders to contribute to the growth of these nations. The demand for greater knowledge and understanding regarding strategies and policies is high at a national level for industries and individual firms.

2016 also marks the occasion of the 20th Year Anniversary of the National University of Laos (NUOL) and the 50thYear Anniversary for Aston University.  This Conference marks a collaboration between VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, University of DanangAston University and the National University of Laos we are honored to hostthe 1st UK-ASEAN INNOVATION CONFERENCE (UAIC) in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

This conference aims to bring together academic scientists, researchers, scholars, innovators and policy makers from across ASEAN, South Korea, US, UK, Australia and EU, to exchange and share their knowledge, experiences and research results regarding all aspects of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The conference will focus on discussing research issues, new developments, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as emerging issues of this field in the ASEAN region.

This conference also aims to explore new linkages between innovation and regional and national economic development, the institutional, political and economic conditions for driving national innovation as well as strategies for innovation at micro-level.  The conference will be a great opportunity to strengthen the networks and exchange of experiences among policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators within ASEAN and eventually to future joint projects.

Paper submissions and deadlines

Those who wish to present a paper at the conference should submit an extended abstract in English by 18th July in which you will be requested to highlight objectives, literature review, method, findings and implication. The abstract will not exceed 1,000 words.

Conftool is all ready to go up on the system to accept submissions of abstracts and also conference registrations. People have to register as new users first to receive a login.

When the abstract is accepted, the scholars must upload a full paper (in PDF, anonymized) not exceeding 12,000 words (including notes, tables, appendices, list of references, etc.) through the conference website no later than 10th September, 2016 (before midnight at the scholar’s location).

All submissions undergo double-blinded reviews by at least two independent reviewers with respect to novelty, academic quality and the paper’s relation to the themes of the conference. Decisions of a papers’ acceptance are given 30th September, 2016. No review or comments will be offered to the author or authors to supplement the decision. Papers not accepted for oral presentation at the conference may be accepted for presentation in a poster session.

Authors of accepted papers/posters must pay the conference fee before 15th October, 2016, or their paper/poster will automatically be removed from the conference program and website. Revised versions of accepted papers/posters may be uploaded until 15th October, 2016.The final conference program will be available 20th October, 2016.

Authors may submit more than one paper, however each conference participant will only be allowed to present one paper. Co-authored papers may be presented by any of the participating co-authors.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: 18 July 2016
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 July 2016
  • Paper submission deadline: 10 September 2016
  • Notification of paper acceptance: 30 September 2016
  • Registration and conference fee payment: 15 October 2016
  • Full conference programme published: 20 October 2016
  • Conference: 25-26 October 2016


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