The Second Asia Pacific Innovation Conference
National University of Singapore together with Hitotsubashi University are pleased to host the Second Asia‐Pacific Innovation Conference, in collaboration with consortium of the universities and other academic institutions, the RIETI (the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry) and the WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization). The conference will bring together scholars, including doctoral students, working on the economics, management and law of innovation. It will foster an inter‐disciplinary exchange of knowledge. Sessions will include contributed papers, keynote presentations and panel discussions.
The scope of the conference topics will cover (1) entrepreneurship and startups, (2) innovation and industry evolution, (3) management of technology, (4) intellectual property protection for innovation, (5) standards, and collaborations, (6) IPR law and economics, (7) university research and university industry collaborations, (8)competition through R&D and innovation, (9) spillover, externality and public policy and (10) national innovation performance. There is going to be a WIPO sponsored session on university technology transfer. We would like to thank for many (200) high quality submissions to the conference from across the world, which have been refereed by the scientific committee for this conference.
Conference dates: May 3 Tuesday and May 4 Wednesday
Venue: National University of Singapore
The conference will be held in English
2011 Call for Papers
Call for Papers (Second Asia‐Pacific Innovation Conference) – New Deadline
The Conference Organizers are pleased to advise that the deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to November 30 2010, owing to numerous requests. We welcome submissions for all areas, but especially those by young scholars for the WIPO sponsored session on university technology transfer. The best three submissions for this sessions will be eligible to receive full travel assistance (economy class ticket (best fare available) plus a maximum of three nights accommodation in Tokyo).
Hitotsubashi University is pleased to host the Second Asia‐Pacific Innovation Conference, in collaboration with a consortium of universities and other academic institutions, the RIETI (the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry) and WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Organization). The conference will bring together scholars, including doctoral students, working on the economics, management and law of innovation.
It will foster an inter‐disciplinary exchange of knowledge. Sessions will include contributed papers, keynote presentations and panel discussions. Please forward this information to any interested colleagues, friends, and doctoral students. We welcome contributions from across the world.
- Conference dates: March 28th (Monday) and 29th (Tuesday) in 2011
- Venue: National Center of Science Building, Tokyo, Japan.http://www.nii.ac.jp/en/access/
- Submission Deadline: 31st October 2010
- The conference will be held in English
Keynote and panel speakers
- Professor Steven Klepper, Carnegie Mellon University
- Professor Nancy Gallini, University of British Columbia
- Professor Dietmar Harhoff, University of Munich
- Professor Luis Cabral, IESE Business School
- Professor Bronwyn Hall, UC Berkeley and University of Maastricht
- Professor Carsten Fink, Chief Economist of the WIPO
- Dr. Stuart Graham, Chief Economist of the USPTO
And more to be announced …
The session topics will cover (but are not limited to ) (1) entrepreneurship and startups, (2) innovation and industry evolution, (3) management of technology, (4) intellectual property protection for innovation, (5) standards, alliance and consortia, (6) research and innovation funding, and (7) university research and university industry collaborations.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the local organising committee (2APIC@iir.hit-u.ac.jp) :
- Sadao Nagaoka, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University
- Reiko Aoki, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
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- We invite interested authors to submit their papers or extended abstracts until 30th November 2010. You can submit your paper online via our Submission website.
- Please indicate the name of the presenter and his/her contact details (affiliation and email).
- You may also submit a proposal for a full session, which should include a short description of the session theme, title, 3 papers (or extended abstracts) and the name of the organiser and contact details. While we will consider accepting any theme significantly related to innovation, we prefer sessions with the presenters covering regional or global issues.
- Submissions must be in PDF format, with a maximum size of 2MB per paper. No other file formats will be considered.
- Submissions must be made in English
- The Scientific Committee for the conference will evaluate the submissions and the results will be emailed by 31st December 2010 for the papers submitted in November.
- There is going to be the WIPO sponsored session on university technology transfer. Young scholars (doctoral students or post-doctoral students) who have submitted top three papersfor this session will be selected to receive full travel assistance (economy class ticket (best fare available) plus maximum three nights’ accommodation in Tokyo) from WIPO. Those who would like to apply for this support should identify their intention in the online submission form.
The expected conference fee covering conference registration, lunches, drinks, and the conference dinner will be 180 US $/person. A student whose paper has been accepted is eligible for a discounted registration fee (expected to be 80 US $/person). The registration fee is not refundable.
You can now register for the conference using the online registration facility. Please click here to visit the eStore.
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National University of Singapore
Mochtar Riady Building
15 Kent Ridge Drive
National University of Singapore
Hon Sui Sen Auditorium.
1 Hon Sui Sen Drive, Singapore 117592
Nearest Visitors’ Carpark: Carpark 15
Hon Sui Sen Auditoriumis just the next building to NUS Business School BIZ 1 (Mochtar Riady Building)
Parallel sessions will be held at
Mochtar Riady Building
Room rates:Superior room: S$265++ inclusive of breakfast and internet access
This rate is only for the APIC participants. When booking please inform the staff that you are a participant.
Note: Complementary transfer from Hotel-NUS-Hotelwill be available if more than 10 participants stay at this hotel.
Contact: Chong Xiao Wei
Orchard Parade Hotel
1 Tanglin Road
Located right at the doorway of the famed lifestyle haven of Orchard Road is Orchard Parade Hotel, where a myriad of retail options promises a dream shopping spree. Find that much needed rest in our warmly-lit guestrooms complete with discreet hospitality. The ample culinary choices from Italian to modern Asian, American and Japanese cuisines will make even the most discerning diner smile. Unwind in the tranquility of the Lobby Bar at the end of a hectic day.
Superior Room at S$250.00++ per room per night (Inclusive of 1 Buffet Breakfast + Internet Access)
Please kindly refer before 20 April 2011 to enjoy this special rates allocated for Asia Pacific Innovation Network Conference
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- Date line of registration : 22 April 2011
- With minimum of 8 guests, hotel will arrange complimentary transfer to NUS conference venue on the 3 May & 4 May 2011
Changi Airport to Orchard Road (Where most of the hotels are)
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2011 Scientific Committee
The Scientific Committee for the Second Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference – 2011:
- Beth Webster, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research & Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, University of Melbourne (Australia)
- Paul Jensen, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research & Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, University of Melbourne (Australia)
- Russell Thomson, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research & Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, University of Melbourne (Australia)
- Basil Sharp, Department of Economics, Auckland University (New Zealand)
- Sadao Nagaoka, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
- Makoto Nirei, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
- Hideo Owan, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo (Japan)
- Ivan Png, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore (Singapore)
- Show-Ling Jang, College of Social Sciences, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
- Hwei-Lin Lin, Department of Economics, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
- Kentaro Nobeoka, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
- Keun Lee, Economics Department, Seoul National University (Korea)
- Yoshiuki Tamura, School of Law, Hokkaido University (Japan)
- Peter Yu, Intellectual Property Law Centre, Drake University Law School (USA)
- Megan Richardson, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia & Centre for Media and Communications Law, University of Melbourne (Australia)
- Kim Weatherall, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland (Australia)
- Chris Dent, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, University of Melbourne (Australia)
- Susy Frankel, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand)
- Mu-Hsuan Huang, Department and Graduate Institute of Library and Information Science, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
- Dar-Zen Chen, Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
- Carsten Fink, WIPO