Published on January 23, 2013

We are calling for papers for the 2013 “Suzhou-Silicon Valley-Beijing” International Innovation Conference, which will be held in Suzhou, China during July 8-9, 2013.

The conference is jointly sponsored by the Center for Enterprise Innovation and Development at Soochow University, Lucas Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University, the China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University, School of Information of UC Berkeley, and IEEE-TMC, and supported by many prominent organizations such as the Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA) of China.

Researchers, educators and students, policy makers, consultants, entrepreneurs and corporate managers are encouraged to submit papers. Contributions may be conceptual, theoretical, or empirical. The coverage of the conference includes, but is not limited to:

Globalization, Innovation and Diasporas

• Diasporas in the world economic development
• Role of diasporas in globalization of innovation
• Law, Regulations and Policies regarding diasporas
• Brain Drain and Brain Circulation
• Late-movers:advantages, dis-advantages,and development path
• The role of government in the globalizationof technology innovation

Management of Innovation

• Innovation models in emerging markets
• Measures of Innovation Capabilities
• Management of Innovation Processes
• Managing international intellectual property
• Open Innovation
• Co-evolution of technology innovation and management innovation


• Entrepreneurship in a global world
• Opportunity recognition in tech industries
• Innovative Business Models
• Start-up investments: Angels, VC, PE
• International Sources of Capital
• Legal Aspects of International Entrepreneurship
• Management of Global Start-ups

Other topics

• Regional innovation and High-Tech Parks
• Industry – University – Government • From imitation to innovation
• R&D Globalization, Outsourcing and Off-shoring
• Technology and knowledge transfer
• Financial markets and high-tech companies
• The role of incubators in tech innovation
• Green/ Frugal innovation

Important Dates:

Paper Submission Due: 15 March 2013
Notification of Acceptance: 15 April 2013
Author Registration Due: 15 May 2013
Normal Registration/Hotel Block Deadline: 30 June 2013

All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceeding “Technology Innovation and Diasporas in a Global Era(2013)”. Conference content will be submitted for inclusion into IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. For additional information, visit the conference Web page at

Contact information:; Tel: 86-512-6716-0183; or 86-13616213861 (Lili Mao, Suzhou China)