Oxonia International Conference:
Research Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

3 - 5th August, 2015, Said Business School, Oxford, UK

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Abstract Paper Submission

Important Dates:  
Conference dates: 03-05 August 2015
Registration Deadline 20 July 2015
Abstract Submission deadline: 06 July 2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 15 July 2015
Full Paper submission deadline: 20 July 2015
Power point Presentation submission deadline: 20 July 2015


The main Conference theme is "Research Enterprise, Innovation and Entrepreneurship".The sub-themes are listed below but are not limited to this list and you may propose other relevant topics for your papers. The Conference is open to all disciplines and backgrounds and there will be parallel sessions and tracks to cover topics on:
  • Engineering Science
  • Medical and Biological Science
  • Computing and Information Technology
  • Business and Finance
  • Social Sciences and Media
Sub-themes:
Research Enterprise and commercialisation
  • Creative research and its impact on teaching, learning and thinking
  • Profiting from intellectual capital
  • Intellectual property (IP) for SMEs
  • Technology licensing
  • Technology transfer and commercialisation training
  • Inspired research
  • Commercialisation of clinical outcomes
  • Patenting and licencing case studies
  • Establishing spin-out companies
  • Educational Research Experiences
  • Research on Technology in Education
  • Links between Education and Research
  • Research Methodologies and new trends
  • Engineering Research Centres
  • R&D transfer for new venture creation
  • Role of Government R&D in new venture creation
  • Role of University R&D in new venture creation
  • Role of Corporate R&D in new venture creation
  • Research enterprise – a curriculum view
  • Research enterprise – its contribution to student employability
  • Research trends & challenges
Innovation and R&D
  • Bright ideas to enterprise
  • Entrepreneurs as innovators
  • Educating the innovators
  • Corporate innovativeness and entrepreneurial spin-offs
  • Innovative practices in entrepreneurship development
  • Innovation in Start-ups
  • Innovation with the 3rd Platform (eg Cloud & Mobile Computing, Social Media)
  • Creativity in Innovation
  • Design and design thinking for innovation
  • Early-stage Innovation
  • Innovation for economic, societal and environmental sustainability
  • Innovation training, teaching and coaching
  • Methods and Measurement of Innovation
  • Open Innovation and Collaboration for Innovation
  • Transferring Knowledge for Innovation
  • Managing processes in continuous innovation
  • Management of ideas and creativity
  • Enabling innovation within campus networks
  • Innovation studies – the emergence of a new science
  • Open innovation – creating & profiting from technology
  • Designing enterprise platforms
  • Innovative business models
  • Funding your innovation
  • Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • Curriculum Design and Innovation
Entrepreneurship
  • Role of early stage education in creating entrepreneurial attitudes
  • Role of entrepreneurship education in promoting new venture creation
  • University support for entrepreneurship and new venture creation
  • Influencing policy and strategy relating to entrepreneurship in HE
  • Growth within incubator & enterprise centres
  • Knowledge transfer – its impact on society & ROI for the university
  • Setting up start-up companies
  • How to become an entrepreneur
  • Entrepreneurship, growth and competitiveness
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Corporate and strategic entrepreneurship
  • The role of universities in fostering entrepreneurship
  • Spin off processes and knowledge transfer
  • Entrepreneurial finance and venture capital
  • Social and community entrepreneurship
  • Green entrepreneurship
  • Building entrepreneurial culture
  • Entrepreneurship and gender
  • Classroom and Laboratory: Integration
  • Entrepreneurship Education
  • University-Industry Collaboration/Experiences
  • Entrepreneurship practices, developments and opportunities in emerging economies
  • Challenges in new venture creation in emerging economies
  • Impact of globalization on entrepreneurship
  • Cross cultural issues in entrepreneurship
  • Facilitation of young entrepreneurs
  • Role of Science and Technology Parks in entrepreneurship development
  • Financial support for new venture creation
  • Entrepreneurship and economic development
  • Government policies/programmes for entrepreneurship development
All accepted paper abstracts will be included in the Conference Programme Booklet. Selected papers with academic excellence will be published in the Book of Proceedings. We also intend to publish a collection of outstanding papers as book chapters in an edited book published by a reputable international publisher.

To submit your paper/poster abstract, please send it as an attachment by email to conference@oxonianetwork.org.uk

Submission guidelines for paper abstract and poster submission:
  • Abstracts should only be submitted using the form at the bottom of this page.
  • There is a limit of two contributed submissions per registered author.
  • All abstracts must be submitted and presented in English.
  • Abstracts should be based on the themes or sub-themes listed on the website, in related areas and disciplines.
  • Abbreviations should be defined when they appear for the first time in your text. Example: HEA (Higher Education Academy), before being used as an abbreviation. Please, do not use abbreviations in the title.
  • Please avoid complex mathematical formulas.
  • Tables, charts or other graphics may not be included and will be deleted by the editors.
  • Abstracts may not be shorter than 900 characters or longer than 3500 characters including spaces.
  • Authors should indicate their presentation preference: oral or poster. The Conference Scientific Committee reserves the right to decide on the final allocation and presentation method.
  • After submitting your abstract, you will receive an email confirming the receipt of your abstract.
  • The notification of acceptance/rejection of the abstracts submitted will be sent to you via email.
  • All accepted abstracts will be included in the Conference booklet. Quality papers will be selected for publication in the Oxonia online international journal. We are also negotiating the publication of a selected number of papers with an international publisher as an edited book.
Submission guidelines for full paper submission:
  • If your abstract has been accepted, you will need to submit your Full Paper. There is a limit of 15 pages. For the template of the Full Paper please click Here.
  • Please send your Full Paper or Poster by email to conference@oxonianetwork.org.uk
  • If you wish to be a session Chairperson, please email your request to: conference@oxonianetwork.org.uk and indicate the topic area in which you are interested.
Presentation Format: A 15 minute presentation with 5 additional minutes for Questions and Answers. The presentation layout should be as follows.
  • Short research summary
  • Potential "Impact" of the research on:
    • society
    • culture
    • the economy
    • public policy or services
    • health
    • the environment
    • quality of life
  • Commercialisation opportunities for the research
  • The potential for collaboration with other Oxonia members and participants.
Please submit a brief bio-data of yourself and a head-shot photo, once your paper is confirmed as having been accepted by the Scientific Committee