Asia-Pacific Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (APCIEE)

Asia-Pacific Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (APCIEE)

In partnership with the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) at HKUST will host an inaugural Asia-Pacific Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems (APCIEE) in this coming December. With the aims at creating a venue for critical dialogues focusing on nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems and inspiring collaboration across disciplines, sectors, and geographies. The conference will bridge the knowledge gap between researchers, policy-makers, business leader, university leaders, entrepreneurs and investors on the pressing issues of converting existing strengths of research universities into resources that catalyze innovation.


  • Conference Date: 2-4 December 2019
  • Target Participants: Everyone 

Call for Papers (Must submit the Paper before 15/7/2019 )

On the area of innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems in a broad sense, encompassing topics related, but not limited to:

 1. The roles of research universities in accelerating the development of innovation hubs

 2. University-industry-government collaboration for innovation-led development

 3. Fostering entrepreneurship for enhancing the innovation ecosystems

 4. Smart cities as innovation hubs

 5. Achieving entrepreneurial success in innovative technological areas in the Guangdong

  •   Abstract Submission Deadline – July 15
  •   Notification of Abstract Acceptance – Aug 15
  •   Full Paper Submission Deadline – Nov 15

To submit a paper proposal, please email an abstract of no more than 500 words to no later than July 15, 2019.The APCIEE organizing committee will review the abstracts and announce selection results by email one month after the submission deadline.

Registration Fee

  USD HKD @7.8
Regular 400 3120
Early Bird 300 2340
APRU, CoCoon, iDendron members 250 1950
Students 100 780
GBA Tour (Optional) +100 +780
Exhibition Booth (Optional) +200 +1560

For the Details and Register, visit the official website at