The University of Technology, Sydney, hosts the 5th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference in the stunning new Faculty of Engineering and IT building. The conference will be held on 27, 28 and 29 November 2014.

Chair, Local Organising Committee: Professor Thomas Clarke,  Director Centre for Corporate Governance, Faculty of Business, University of Technology, Sydney.

Opening Speaker

The Honourable Bob Carr – University of Technology, Sydney
Professor Bob Carr will open the Asia Pacific Innovation Conference 2014. The Honourable Bob Carr was Premier of New South Wales between 1995 and 2005, and served in the Australian Federal Parliament as Senator and Foreign Minister. In these roles he has worked to build stronger relations within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and to build engagement with China. Professor Carr joined UTS in 2014 as Director of the newly established Australia China Relations Institute (ACRI).

Opening Plenary

Jacques Mairesse – United Nations University
Mr Mairesse is Professor of Applied Econometrics of Research, Innovation and Productivity at Maastricht University and Professorial Fellow of UNU-MERIT. He is a founding member of the Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST), the research centre of Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques. He is a senior researcher of the microeconometric laboratory at CREST and at Groupe de Recherche en Economie et Statistique). He is a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research).

John Bell – Associate – Acil Allen Consulting
Mr. Bell is Chair of the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA), Expert Working Group focusing on The role of science, research and technology in lifting Australia’s productivity. He was formerly part of the OECD Division responsible for policy and program analysis in science, technology and innovation and is former Chairman of the Commonwealth Coordinating Committee on Science and Technology.

Keynote and Panel Speakers

  • Elisabeth Muller – Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Christos Pitelis – University of Bath
  • Thomas Clarke – University of Technology, Sydney
  • Joe Cheng – University of New South Wales
  • Keun Lee – Seoul National University
  • Ben Mitra Kahn – IP Australia
  • Alan Marco – United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Alex Zelinsky – Defence Science and Technology Organisation
  • Thomas Spurling – Swinburne University



click here for the apic 2014 program

click here for the apic 2014 program

Click here for a PDF version of the Invited Delegate List.

2014 Registration

The conference fees are as follows, please note early-bird rates expire on 21 September:

  • Normal: AUD $250
  • Early Bird: AUD $200
  • Student Normal: AUD $150
  • Student Early Bird: AUD $100
  • Single Day Registration: $150

Conference Venue

The Faculty of Engineering and IT is located a stone’s throw away from George Street and Central Station (5 minutes) and Darling Harbour (15 minutes).

Accommodation Options

Accor hotels have a wide range of accommodation at the different levels: Pullman 5 star, Novotel 4.5 star, Mercure 4 star, Ibis 3.5 star. Click here to make a booking.


There are a number of options for those looking for budget accommodation: 123 & 4.
Please be mindful of the proximity of accommodation to the UTS Business School!

  • 1 USD=about 1.11 AUD.
  • Reservation in advance is advised and subject to availability.

UTS Business School, University of Technology, Sydney

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APIC 2014 Call for Papers

The University of Technology, Sydney, hosts the 5th Asia-Pacific Innovation Conference at the home of the Frank Gehry designed Dr Chau Chak Wing UTS Business School building.

The conference will bring together scholars, including doctoral students, working on economics, management and law with a focus on 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: November 27 (Thursday), 28 (Friday) and 29 (Saturday), 2014
Venue: UTS Business School, University of Technology
Final paper submission deadline: 1 August 2014  

2014 Call-for-Papers (pdf version)

The conference will be held in English.

Local Hosts

  • UTS Centre for Corporate Governance
  • UTS Business School
  • University of Technology, Sydney

Key Sponsors

  • Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia, University of Melbourne


The session topics would include:

  • entrepreneurship and start-ups
  • innovation, growth and competitiveness
  • national systems of innovation
  • innovation and industry evolution
  • management of technology
  • intellectual property protection for innovation
  • standards, alliances and consortia
  • research and innovation funding
  • university research and university industry collaborations
  • science and technology policy in developing economies
  • innovation in global value chains
  • innovation, dynamic capabilities and sustainable strategies
  • finance and innovation
  • Innovation challenges and disruptive technologies
  • Innovation, skills and creative industries

APIC 2014 Scientific Committee

  • Keun, Lee(Seoul National University)
  • Webster, Beth(University of Melbourne)
  • Jensen, Paul(University of Melbourne)
  • Clarke, Thomas(University of Technology Sydney)
  • Heping, Cao(University of Peking)
  • Wu, Xiaobo(Zhejiang University)
  • Oh, Keunyeoh(Chungnam National University)
  • Nagaoka, Sadao(Hitotsubashi University)
  • Aoku, Reiko(Hitotsubashi University)
  • Frankel, Susy(Wellington University)
  • Wong, Poh Kam(National University of Singapore)
  • Jaffe, Adam(Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)
  • Jang, Show-Ling(National Taiwan University)
  • Hui-Lin Ling(National Taiwan University)
  • Fink, Carsten(World Intellectual Property Organisation)
  • Greenhalgh, Christine(University of Oxford)
  • Müller, Elisabeth(Frankfurt School of Finance and Management)

Local Organizing Committee

Clarke, Thomas (UTS) - Chair
Boersma, Martijn (UTS) - Manager
Chelliah, John (UTS)

Contact and General Enquiries

UTS Business School
Centre for Corporate Governance
PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007

Email:  t.clarke [at]
martijn.boersma [at]