This conference welcomes unpublished papers, including research and case studies, as well as work in progress presentations from all research areas within the following topics of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development.


1. Support Programs: Business model, financing, impact and contribution to economic development. Cases of innovative entrepreneurship.

  • Incubators, accelerators, and other support programs
  • Venture formation processes, funding, and strategies
  • Intrapreneurship and business model innovation
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation to overcome economic and financial crisis
  • Communication strategies and social networks in entrepreneurship and innovation
  • International innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Circular economy innovation and frugal innovation
  • Social innovation and entrepreneurship

2. Policies and managerial practices to stimulate research and innovative entrepreneurship, regional development and innovative cities.

  • Strategies, policies and management practices in R&D, innovation, and entrepreneurship
  • Digital transformation
  • Innovative technologies, cities, and regions
  • Market and financial impacts of entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Enabling regional initiatives in entrepreneurship and innovation

3. Education and innovative entrepreneurship: Models and strategies.

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation in education
  • Design thinking driven innovation

4. Commercialization, intellectual property, open innovation and sustainable innovation.

  • Intellectual property and open innovation
  • University/Industry technology transfer and knowledge exchange
  • Sustainable innovation and entrepreneurship

5. Experiential Learning Exchange.

6. Incubators Success Stories.

7. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student Competition (E&I22).

Important Dates:

  • Early bird Registration will be open – September 15th
  • Deadline for full papers and work in progress submissions – (October 1st ) – October 15th
  • Deadline for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student Competition (E&I22) submissions – (October 15thOctober 30th
  • Notification of acceptance of papers – October 31th
  • Early bird registration closes –(November 6th )November 13th
  • Deadline to pay all authors – November 13th
  • Registration at full cost – November 13th
  • Submit final version of the accepted paper – November 13th
  • Deadline to submit video – November 13th
  • Deadline for Incubators Success Stories submissions – November 15th
  • Deadline for Entrepreneurship Experiential Learning Exchange experiences submissions – November 15th
  • LEIRD’22 – December 5 – 7

LEIRD 2022 accepts papers written in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French: Fullpapers (6-10 pages), Work in progress (2-5 pages) with a limit of 7 authors per submission.

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