2013 INGENIO PhD Days

New perspectives on Science, Technology and Innovation

Valencia, Spain 9 - 10 May 2013

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The rapid transformations of modern socio-economic systems pose serious challenges to the realms of policy and academia. Keeping pace on both fronts entails deep and up-to-date understanding of how Science, Technology and Innovation work in a variety of contexts such as firms, industries, regions and national systems. No doubt, future generations of scientists are society’s best hope to continue chasing the shifting frontier of knowledge. In line with its commitment to this social mission, INGENIO is pleased to announce the 2013 INGENIO PhD Days , a two-day event aimed at providing an enriching experience to doctoral students working on:

  • Geography and innovation
  • Dynamics of science
  • STI policies
  • Knowledge generation, management and diffusion
  • Innovation networks
  • Determinants and barriers of innovation at the firm-level.


The 2013 INGENIO PhD Days will offer a platform for international networking to aspiring academic researchers. Attendees will have the opportunity to present their research projects, to receive feedback from international experts and to engage an open debate with peer doctoral students from around the world. The event will stretch over two days. The first will focus on practical advice for a successful academic career. Participants will hear directly from distinguished scholars who will share their experiences on the diffusion of research through conferences, journals and other outlets; on the pursuit of external funding and grant opportunities; and on keeping pace with trending topics and research methods. During the second day attendees will present their research projects in specifically tailored sessions chaired by experienced senior researchers who will lead the debate and provide individual feedback.

At the end of the event, a prize will be awarded to the most innovative and promising work presented during the 2013 INGENIO PhD Days.



Deadline for extended abstract submission: 10 February 2013
Decision of abstract acceptance: 1 March 2013
Deadline for registration and payment of conference fee: 25 March 2013


For further information, please contact info@ingenio.upv.es

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Welcome speech Jordi Molas-Gallart, INGENIO


Ice-breaking speech: the “Five Ws and one H” about academic research

David Barberá, INGENIO


Coffee break



Keynote speech: How to get published?

Paul Nightingale, SPRU – University of Sussex & Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change


Lunch break



External funding and grant opportunities for young researchers: enhancing continuity and development of the academic career

Davide Consoli, INGENIO
Ismael Rafols, INGENIO & SPRU – University of Sussex


Projects presentations: sessions 1 and 2



Conference dinner


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Projects presentations: sessions 3 and 4



Coffee break



Keynote speech: Very difficult problems

Paul Nightingale, SPRU – University of Sussex & Editor of Industrial and Corporate Change


Lunch break


14.00-16.00 Projects presentations: sessions 5 and 6  


Coffee break



Projects presentations: sessions 7 and 8



Prize awarding & goodbyes



The 2013 INGENIO PhD Days is addressed to the international community of doctoral students. Potential participants are invited to submit a short CV and an extended abstract (1.000 words approx.) below, no later than 10 February 2013. Abstracts will be in English and include: (i) a brief description of the main objectives of the research; (ii) research questions in relation to the relevant literature; (iii) methods of analysis and data (where it applies); (iv) main findings or expected results.


Please fill below the form to submit your extended abstract to 2013 INGENIO PhD Days. For further information, send an email to info@ingenio.upv.es


 - Submission is closed -

The fee is € 70, and can be paid via the website (see bellow), after notification of acceptance (1 March 2013). The fee includes coffee-breaks and lunches (9-10 May 2013), as well as a social dinner (9 May 2013).


1. To proceed with the registration to the conference please follow the instructions received by e-mail. You will receive a confirmatory e-mail just after providing us your registration details.

2. In a couple of days, you will receive another e-mail with the instructions for the payment of the fee (€ 70). This can be made through credit card or bank transfer. We recommend the use of Internet Explorer for this process.


Cancellation policy: 90% refunding for cancellations received before 25 March 2013.

The event is organized by INGENIO, a joint research institute of the Spanish National Council of Scientific Research (CSIC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia  (UPV). INGENIO is a leading research center on Science, Technology and Innovation. The organising and scientific committee includes:

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The conference will take place at the Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación, Building 8E, Access J, 4th floor. Please find below a map to locate the building in the UPV Campus.

Contact details

Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación
Camino de Vera, s/n
Tel: +34 963 877 048
Fax: +34 963 877 991


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