Printemps de l’Innovation 2018



Financing Innovation in a Turbulent World
Actors, Logics, Tools

23 March 2018
CNR, Rome, Italy


Innovation has long been recognized as an engine of competitiveness and growth and as an effective tool to face the crisis at the macro and the micro levels. Innovation can be considered as an outcome (new products and new processes or new organizations) but also as a process that involves many activities linked together, namely basic research, industrial research and development and commercialization. It is thus crucial, when dealing with innovation performance, to study and assess the quantitative and qualitative evolutions of funding resources dedicated to science systems and industrial R&D. Moreover, while access to finance is considered as a driver for innovation at the firm level, the difficulties to succeed in raising funds is regarded as a persistent barrier to scaling up for the large share of young innovative companies. Many managerial issues are also raised by the evolution of the sources of funding such as governance and control issues.

This workshop seeks at revisiting these questions, taking account of the quantitative evolution of the financing of innovation as well as the more qualitative aspects. These include the various actors, forms and tools of financing, and their impacts on the dynamics of innovation, especially in times of austerity. In two round tables, participants will discuss the economics and managerial dimensions of the financing of innovation such as:

  1. Business cycles and financing of innovation: public policies and entrepreneurial opportunities
  2. The management of innovation processes: Finance as a major criterion for the firm governance

Communication proposals are welcome for presentation in the round tables and for participation in an open debate.


Call for papers


Important dates:

  • Diffusion of the call for papers: 15 September 2017
  • Deadline for communication proposals (extended abstract one or two pages, including name(s) of the contributor(s), affiliation and contact information): 18 December 2017 at
  • Decision of the organization committee: 8 January 2018


  • Academics: 100 euros
  • PhD Student: 50 euros
  • Members of the Research Network on Innovation: free



CNR Roma
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Piazzale Aldo Moro, 7 – 00185 Roma, Italia
Aula Marconi


Publication opportunities:

A special issue of Innovations, Journal of Innovation Economics and Management will be dedicated to this topic. Date for paper submission: May 31, 2018
Website of the journal:
Website for paper submission:

Organizing committee:

Daniele ARCHIBUGI (CNR ROME, Italy), Thierry BURGER HELMCHEN (Univ. Strasbourg, France), Andrea FILIPPETTI (CNR Rome, Italy) Blandine LAPERCHE (ULCO, France), Nadine LEVRATTO (Univ. Nanterre La Défense), Maria VITALI VOLANT (RRI)

Scientific committee:

Cristiano ANTONELLI (Universita Degli Studi Di Torino, Italy), (Pierre BARBAROUX (Centre de Recherche de l’Armée de l’Air, France), Sihem BEN MAHMOUD-JOUINI (HEC, France), Sophie BOUTILLIER (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France), David F. J. CAMPBELL (University of Klagenfurt, Austria), Ignasi CAPDEVILA (Paris School of Business, France, Vanessa CASADELLA (Université Picardie Jules Verne, France), Jerry COURVISANOS (University of Ballarat, Australia), Romain DEBREF (Université Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France), Faridah DJELLAL (Université Lille 1, France), Victor DOS SANTOS PAULINO (Toulouse Business School, France), Béatrice DUMONT (Université Paris 13, France,), Joëlle FOREST (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées-Lyon, France), Didier LEBERT (Ensta-ParisTech, France), Zeting LIU (Réseau de Recherche sur l’Innovation et Research Network on Innovation, France), Céline MERLIN (Université de Lille 1, France), Sophie MIGNON (Université de Montpellier 2, France), Liliana MITKOVA (Université d’Evry, France), Laure MOREL (Université de Lorraine, France), Simon NADEL (Université Lille 1, France), Julien PENIN (Université de Strasbourg, France), Sophie REBOUD (Groupe ESC Dijon Bourgogne),Maria SAVONA (University of Sussex, UK), Bérangère SZOSTAK (Université Lyon 2, France, Corinne TANGUY (Agrosup Dijon, France), Leïla TEMRI (Supagro Montpellier, France), Diane-Gabrielle TREMBLAY (Université du Québec, Canada), Jean Marc TOUZARD (INRA, France), Dimitri UZUNIDIS (Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, France)


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