LACCEI International Multiconference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (LEIRD 2023)

“Igniting the Spark of Innovation: Emerging Trends, Disruptive Technologies, and Innovative Models for Business Success”
December 4 – 6, 2023 (Virtual)

This conference welcomes unpublished papers, including research and case studies, as well as work-in-progress presentations from all research areas within the following topics of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

5Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student Competition (E&I23).

6. Segundo Simposio de Investigación e Innovación Latinoamericano “Mujeres en Ingeniería” – II SIILMI. click here

Important Dates:

  • Call for Paper (CfP) – June 23th 
  • Registration opens – July 1st 
  • Early bird Registration will be open – July 1st 
  • Deadline for full papers and work in progress submissions – August 7th. (Eastern Daylight Time – EDT)
  • Deadline for full papers and work in progress submissions – August 21st. (Eastern Daylight Time – EDT)
  • Deadline for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Student Competition (E&I23) submissions – September 11th 
  • Notification of acceptance of papers – September 25th 
  • Early bird registration closes – October 2nd
  • Registration at full cost – October 3th
  • Deadline to pay all authors – October 10th
  • Submit final version of the accepted paper – October 13th
  • Deadline to submit video – October 13th
  • Publish paper presentation schedule – October 17th
  • Deadline: II SIILMI (Simposio de Innovación de Mujeres en Ingeniería) – October 20th
  • LEIRD’23 – December 4 – 6

LEIRD 2023 accepts papers written in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French: Fullpapers (6-10 pages), Work in progress (2-5 pages) with a limit of 3 papers per author and 7 authors per paper.