Innovation Worldwide

Dear fellow innovators,

Isn't time flying! We have just passed mid-September and the last quarter of 2014 offers rich pickings for innovation enthusiasts

Before starting with the events though, we’d briefly like to  share something else… You may know that Bettina is quite  passionate about education - and education with a difference, education that builds on an understanding for the changed and changing context in which we live, education for the future (not the past). Therefore she is particularly delighted to have been invited to contribute to such a programme, put together by the German-based GERBUS Academy & French-based INSEAD. The programme consists of 3 block weeks, one in Hamburg, Singapore and Fontainebleau each (February, June & October 2015). Small caveat: while most of the programme is in english, working knowledge of the German language is required… For more information about the program please click here.


We have a very rich list of events coming soon worldwide. Please let us know if you have a chance to attend any of them. We would love to hear your thoughts and insights!

2nd International Workshop Multidisciplinary Approaches on Innovation
Date: 24th November - deadline for submission of the outline is the 30th September
Location: Vienna

As a celebration of the first year of the Journal of Innovation Management, this workshop brings together a mixed audience of innovation professionals to discuss the various challenges linked to innovation. The topics to be addressed during the workshop, cover a wide spectrum both of different forms of innovation (product, service, process, organizational, marketing) and disciplinary perspective (business and economics, social sciences, engineering, information science) reflecting the multidisciplinary facet of innovation. If this is something that you believe you could contribute to, their call for papers is open until the 30th of September. To learn more about the events and the important dates please click here

Disruptive Innovation Festival
Date: From 10th October to 14th November
Location: London
This four week event brings to focus a possible disruption in our current economic model: from a challenged linear ‘take make and dispose’ economy to a more prosperous regenerative and circular economy. It will address up-to-date topics such as collaborative consumption, new business models and systems thinking. The event is organized by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation which has as its work focus to accelerate the transition towards a circular economy. The festival is free but registration is needed. Check out here more about the festival.


Design Success Summit
Date: 11th October
Location: Shanghai Centre Theatre
The summit is part of the Shanghai Design Week and will discuss how design and development are taking place in China. Design Thinking will be a very important topic in the summit discussion as it plays a big role in the Chinese economic growth. Use the code ds067xto get 40% off the ticket price. For more information about the summit click here.


RE.WORK The future of Robotics
Date: 14th October
Location: London
Intelligent machines that can function independently of human command, adapt to their surroundings and make decisions will have a huge impact on everyone’s lives. With this idea in mind, this conference will bring together key influencers to explore how we can successfully integrate robotics into the home and workplace. For more information about the event click here.
The ILF wider community can enjoy 10% off the event price with the code ILF10. As usual, we ask for the members of ILF to contact us to claim their 20% discount code.


Organizations 2025
Date: 6th November 2014
Location: Suffolk University, Boston
The workshop aims to help company leaders to rethink and proactively evolve their organizations in innovation. In this hands-on event participants are advised to bring 3-5 of leaders (Directors, Senior Managers, VPs) to hear from key thought leaders and interact with others developing solutions.  To know more about the event, please click here.  Register from this link and enjoy an exclusive ILF discount!


Global Forum 2014
Date: 17th and 18th November
Location: Geneva
The Global Forum 2014 program is entitled: A CONNECTED AGE, Opportunities & Disruptions in a Time of Transformation. It will focus on several of important points of the digital fields, such as : Content & Copyrights, Future of Regulation, Smart Cities, eHealth, Innovation, Security & Privacy, Data…
Enjoy 20% discount with the ILF wider community special discount code GF14-ILF-20. Members of the ILF should contact us for their 30% discount code. To see the full programme click here


Intrapreneurship Conference 2014
Date: 10th to 12th December
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
In a fast paced environment, companies are thriving to always get innovative and creative ideas that allow a profitable venture within the organization. Given that, to behave as an entrepreneur in a corporative setting is a really important skill-set. The Intrapreneurship Conference 2014 will bring together Corporate Innovation Managers, Intrapreneurs, Business Managers, HR-Managers and Innovation Consultants to discuss and discover best practices for implementing and leveraging Intrapreneurship. For more information click here. Get 15% discount on the event fee with the special code innovationleadershipforum. We ask the ILF members to contact us to claim their special discount. 


Systemics, Cybernetics, Informatics: WMSCI 2015
Date: from 12th to 15th July 2015 - deadline for 1st Call for Papers is 10th October
Location: Orlando, Florida
The conference proposes to promote a discussion and interaction between researchers and practitioners focused on disciplinary, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary issues, ideas, concepts, theories, methodologies and applications. If you are interested in Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics we would recommend submitting a paper for the conference.
The submissions deadline for this 1st Call for Papers is October 10, 2014. The find out more about the event and the important dates, please check their website.


All best wishes from your ILF Team (Bettina & Lis).



Dr Bettina von Stamm, FRSA
Innovation Leadership Forum
+44(0)7767 428 457
Twitter: BvonStamm

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