March 13, 2012 Cape Town
The UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is pleased to announce that the 6th Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation and Development (MEIDE) will be held on November 21–23, 2012, in Cape Town, South Africa. This conference will be co-organized by UNU-MERIT in cooperation with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Innovation, Higher Education and Research for Development (IHERD) Programme and the Center for Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) ) of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa.
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss the importance of innovation for economic growth and development. The emphasis will be on applications of the concepts of inclusive innovation, indigenous innovation and user innovation. The topics of coverage are being enlarged to include other aspects of development than innovation, such as studies on science, education, trade, migration or policy evaluation.
Researchers are invited to submit a paper by 1 June 2012. Extended abstracts and incomplete papers will be accepted, but preference will be given to full papers. Researchers whose proposals are accepted will receive a formal invitation form, upon request, so that they may apply for a visa to attend the MEIDE conference South Africa.
Priority will be given to empirical studies that are devoted to developing countries and that are based on micro data, such as innovation surveys, R&D surveys, firm and household surveys, patents, publications, or research grants. There is also room for methodological and theoretical papers as well as for evidence from case studies.
For more information about the conference and paper submission, please visit the 6th MEIDE Conference page on the UNU-MERIT website