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.

Full program is now available.

Responsible Innovation and Regional Development

The conference venue is Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL, Høgskulen på Vestlandet), Campus Kronstad (adr.: Inndalsvegen 28).

The easiest mode of transportation both from the city centre and from the airport is to travel by the Light City Rail ('Bybanen'). Bybanen departs from the airport and the city centre around every 10 minutes. From the city centre it takes about 9 minutes, from the airport about 34 minutes. Depart at the stop 'Kronstad'. When you depart at this stop, the main building at HVL is within a minute's walk. You will see a tall, grey building. Enter the main building, and there will be signs and directions as you enter.

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

Final program

Full 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