APIC conducts regular workshops, conferences and events in the region focusing on research in innovation.

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APIC Conferences

Member organisations take turns to organise the Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference, a peer-reviewed academic conference that also includes speakers and participants from around the world.

  • The inaugural conference was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2010. It was called the Pacific Rim Innovation Conference. Please visit that website for the Conference Program and other details.
  • The 2011 APIC conference was planned for Tokyo, Japan. However due to the crisis in Japan, it was held instead in Singapore, thanks to the teamwork and cooperation by our members in both countries. Please visit the 2011 page for further details.
  • The 2012 APIC Conference was held in Korea at the Seoul National University. Please visit the 2012 page for further details.
  • The 2013 APIC Conference was held in Taipei, Taiwan on 6 and 7 December 2013.  Please visit the 2013 page for further details.
  • The 2014 APIC Conference was held in Sydney, Australia on 27, 28 and 29 November 2014.  Please visit the 2014 page for further details.
  • The 2015 APIC Conference was held in Hangzhou, P.R. China on the 19th, 20th and 21st of November 2015. Please visit the 2015 page for the conference program.
  • The 2016 APIC Conference will be held in Fukuoka, Japan on the 18th-20th November 2016. Please visit the 2016 page for more information. 
  • The 2017 APIC Conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand on the 30th November to the 2nd of December 2017. Please visit the 2017 page for more information

About APIC


The 1st Asia Pacific Region Innovation Conference was held in University of Melbourne in January 2010. Given a rapidly growing number of scholars in the Asia-Pacific region interested in innovation issues, we envisage that we will host such conferences regularly, rotating among Asia-Pacific countries.

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APIC 2017 - Call for Papers

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The 2017 APIC Conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand. A Call for Papers will be issued in January 2017.

IPSDM - 2016


The IPSDM conference aims to discuss how intellectual property data, statistics and analysis are used and can be used to inform decision-makers in both the public and private sectors, and to identify key information needs and possible shortcomings. The 2016 IPSDM conference will discuss the latest empirical evidence based on IP statistics. The conference is organised by the OECD and IP Australia in cooperation with the EPO, Eurostat, JPO, KIPO, NSF, EUIPO, UK-IPO, USPTO & WIPO.

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