29 October 2018

31 October 2018
Event Type:
International Conferences

On behalf of the College of Business Economics at Qatar University and of the University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College, we extend our warm greetings to welcome you to the 11th edition of the “International Conference on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development” (ICEIRD) that will take place in Doha, on 29-31 October 2018. ICEIRD 2018 edition builds upon the concept of “Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth for Sustainable Development” in order to address the cutting-edge challenges of nowadays society. This theme is of interest for researchers from academia and industry.

ICEIRD aims at academics, university technology managers, entrepreneurs, policy- makers and businesses interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional development. This year, we are also extending our offer towards welcoming and highly encouraging prominent doctoral candidates to submit abstracts for a special doctoral session that will precede the conference.

Over the past 11 years, ICEIRD has become one of the leading entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conferences in Europe, attracting academics and practitioners from around the world. In order to meet the global demand, the 11th ICEIRD moves out of Europe and takes places in the Middle East.  

Academic papers, practitioner cases and provocative expositions in all areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development for sustainable development are invited with particular emphasis on the themes of the conference:

  •    Digitalization of environmental sustainability
  •    Environmental policies and regulations
  •    Creating environmentally sustainable startups: The triple helix and beyond    (ecosystem evolution)
  •    Innovative technological solutions for environmental sustainability
  •    Fostering Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
  •    Value co-creation and sustainability services to clients in the digital economy
  •    Co-creation and new disruptive eco-innovation models
  •    Responsible research and innovation in the sustainability era
  •    Co-creation and citizen driven eco-innovation society
  •    Co-development, living labs and smart cities for sustainable development
  •    Commercializing: Startups and Spinouts: challenges and best practices
  •    Commercializing: Early stage investment & (venture) funding
  •    Commercializing: Startups and Spinouts: challenges and best practices
  •    Commercializing: Investing in Eco-Innovation: financing growth
  •    Innovation and digital solutions for sustainable development
  •    University-industry and the digital transformation of innovation ecosystems
  •    University-industry links at the co-design paradigm

We welcome:

  • Abstract (max. 500 words)
  • Full papers: 8 pages
  • Short papers: 4 pages
  • Presentations
  • Case studies
  • Posters
  • Work in progress
  • Special sessions
  • Workshops
  • Round-tables

On behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committees we would like to welcome you and we ensure you that we will be having interactive sessions filled with quality and stimulating ideas from research, practice, innovation and policy. We are also pleased to welcome you to the exceptional and beautiful city of Doha and urge to take full advantage of desert and Qatar hospitality that this region has to offer.

Taking this occasion, we would like to cordially invite you all to the 11th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Regional Development (ICEIRD-2018) on 29-31 in Doha, Qatar.


Prof Belaid AOUNI and Prof Panayiotis H. KETIKIDIS

Chairpersons of ICEIRD 2018

The Chairpersons of ICEIRD2018

Professor Belaid Aouni
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
College of Business and Economics
Qatar University

The Chairpersons of ICEIRD2018











Prof Panayiotis Ketikidis, PhD

South East European Research Centre (SEERC)
Thessaloniki, Greece