Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development

Date: 1-2 June 2012
Venue: Sofia University, Bulgaria

Entrepreneurial thinking for a Sustainable World

The world’s demand for Entrepreneurs has become so huge that building strategic and entrepreneurial thinking and environment can only satisfy it. Conversely, a sustainable world needs more innovators than ever. Providing a forum for sharing strategic and entrepreneurial thinking is a challenge and opportunity for the entrepreneurial research and practice. Let’s rise to this challenge!

ICEIRD, the International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development, is the premier conference for entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development, providing a forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discus s
the most recent innovations, trends, experiences and issues in the field of entrepreneurship and innovations.

We welcome you to come to ICEIRD 2012 in Sofia, a venue in the southeast of Europe, which is both beautiful and easily reachable from everywhere in the world. Make ICEIRD 2012 a highlight of your year by experiencing an exciting conference and by exploring the thrill 
of landscape, culture, shopping, and life in Sofia.

The International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD) Consortium was formally established in 2008. It is a multi – disciplinary and cross-sectoral network crossing several streams of theory and practice, namely entrepreneurship, innovation, regional economic development and information systems. The ICEIRD Consortium was set-up with members from institutions jointly researching and collaborating in strategising/organising the annual ICEIRD conference and managing joint projects focused on the theory, policy and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in particular as it pertains to information technologies.

One of the higher concern features of the so-called European Innovation Paradox is the divide between academic research and policy-making, between thinkers and doers. The ICEIRD can become an authoritative reference in bridging this gap by developing analysis in the field of innovation and regional policy, based on high-level academic research, but without neglecting the lessons learnt by policy makers and professionals in the field.

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