Regional Innovation Policies Conference 2018

The 13th Regional Innovation Policies Conference 2018 (RIP2018) will be held at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL). The conference will take place on the 11th and 12th of October 2018 in Bergen, Norway.

Responsible Innovation and Regional Development

About the conference

The conference particularly welcomes contributions investigating responsible innovation from a regional perspective, where critical discussions and analyses of the role of regions and regional policy in contributing to sustainable, responsible regional development is brought to the forefront. In addition, we welcome submissions on 'traditional' Regional Innovation Policy topics. Read more about the conference here.

Key dates

  • Call for abstract: 14.02.2018
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30.08.2018
  • Decisions and feedback on abstract: 30.08.2018

Preliminary programme

Full programme will be available in due course. The preliminary programme is available here.


We welcome abstract submissions linked to ten different tracks.

Keynote speakers

Find more information about the keynote speakers here.


Participant at the conference will get a discount at Scandic hotels.

Organizing committee:

  • Professor Stig-Erik Jakobsen (leader)
  • Professor Bjørn-Terje Asheim
  • Assoc. Professor Jens Kristian Fosse
  • PhD candidate Tine Nesbø Tørseth
  • Researcher Rune Njøs

Contact details

For questions, please contact:

The organizing committee