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1st workshop seminar

professionals of the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Paris 29 - 30 April 2021

Topic: Entrepreneurial, innovative and sustainable ecosystems

The workshop is organized by the Mandala, SDMI Research Centre 

The event aims to provide policy makers and innovation practitioners with knowledge and training/practical insights in setting up successful start-up platforms with support programmes strengthening regional/national innovation ecosystems. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss key elements in the development of successful innovation ecosystem such as: Open Innovation ecosystems and regional development, new public policies for creative, innovative and sustainable spatial units providing business support services, involving governmental entities.

Description of the Topic

This joint workshop provides an opportunity to discuss what a skill set for policymakers for ecosystem should contain and in what sort of institutional framework it will be most effective; how to introduce it in civil service organisations or networks and how to ensure a supportive institutional setting. Acknowledging that evidence use is a collaborative and iterative process, participants will discuss how to improve the communication between scientists/experts and policymakers. The resulting skills professional framework will be relevant to senior policy makers and/or operational staff for entrepreneurial strategies, whether inside of government or in the public sector outside government, including staff of international and development public bodies as well as knowledge brokers.

This two days conferences will argue that entrepreneurship can be an effective way to include eco-systems in local economies, by sharing their knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit, and creating new market opportunities and cross-border networks. Entrepreneurship can also be part of the long-term solutions needed to address the consequences of large movements of forcibly displaced persons, in addition to the important measures that put in place to cope with the immediate effects of humanitarian crises or poverty

Key topics and research questions of the Topic

We encourage contributions that address one or more of the listed topics above, using qualitative analyses and case studies, empirical analyses and developing theoretical frameworks. For this Topic, we also welcome the submission of author(s) and working groups that are willing to discuss their work-in-progress (short papers).

This Topic also opens the possibility of submitting papers to the special issue: “Entrepreneurship and Eco-Innovation”; in the Mandala Research Centre.

Mandala distinguishes its reader base in the following categories, each one with its needs:

Long Term Planners

E.g. Think Tank staff; Planning Department staff; CEO’s; CxO’s;

Policy Makers

E.g. City Mayors; Politicians; members of the Board of Directors;

Program Managers

They oversee multiple projects that together constitute solutions.

Project Managers

They are responsible for the correct execution of projects: content-, time- and cost-wise.

Technical Experts

They work in the field ‘executing activities within the project’.

The title of your message should read “Submission to 1st workshop-seminar for professionals of the entrepreneurial ecosystem  / [n – i] ”, where n is the number of the key topic of your paper (amongst the list of 14 topics listed above) and i the category reader.

The deadline for submissions is14/03/2021

All submissions must use the submission template and use the submission procedure on the webpage otherwise they will not be considered for review.

Soumission des résumés (entre 500 et 700 mots, plus les références principales)

The registration for the conference is open until  14/03/2021

*Only papers presented at the conference will be included in the official conference proceedings.

Submitted abstracts should be relevant with the overall conference theme objectives and at least one of the conference sub-themes, should be written in English or French, and should be submitted in time. All contributions must be original (i.e. not been published elsewhere), follow academic writing, structure and methodology. 

Participants will be requested to pay a registration fee of 50 EUR(€) for the paper evaluation.

Submissions will be blind refereed by at least two anonymous reviewers who will decide whether the proposed abstracts will be accepted or not. All accepted and presented abstracts will be included in conference proceedings. 

The registration for the conference is open until 14/03/2021



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