18th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
21-22 September 2023, Porto, Portugal

Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal

Welcome to ECIE 2023

The European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been running now for 18 years. This event has been held in Italy, Northern Ireland, France, Belgium, Portugal, and Finland to mention some of the countries who have hosted it. The conference is generally attended by participants from more than 40 countries and attracts an interesting combination of academic scholars, practitioners and individuals who are engaged in various aspects of innovation and entrepreneurship teaching and research. The 18th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be hosted by Universidade Portucalense, Portugal and the Conference Chair will be Professor Fernando Moreira.

For the 9th consecutive year, ECIE will host the final round of   The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards.

Conference co-Chairs

Fernando Moreira
Shital Jayantilal


Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the 18th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE) to be held on 21-22 September 2023 at Universidade Portucalense, Porto, Portugal. This conference goes to the heart of all matters relating to Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It will bring together distinguished researchers and practitioners worldwide to explore innovative solutions in addressing complex Innovation and Entrepreneurship issues.

We welcome you to the ECIE and look forward to your participation.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline01 March 2023 Still accepting abstracts
Notification of abstract acceptance15 March 2023
Full paper due for review20 April 2023
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)29 June 2023
Earlybird registration closes13 July 2023
Final paper due (with any changes)27 July 2023
Final Author registration date17 August 2023
Excellence awards abstract submission12 April 2023Extended to 27 April 2023
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance
26 April 2023
Excellence awards full case history submission05 June 2023
Excellence awards finalists announced04 July 2023
We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. We urge you to continue to submit your abstracts and papers in line with the published dates (extensions will be granted on request). For more details contact

Conference Publications

Papers accepted for the ECIE after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049-1050) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication. Proceedings are accessible here:

Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development and possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

Conference Accreditations

The ECIE conference proceedings are published with an ISSN (2049-1069) and an ISBN will be issued on publication. These proceedings are:

  • listed in the Web of Science (WoS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • indexed by Elsevier SCOPUS abstract and citation database
  • indexed by Google Books and Google Scholar
  • listed in the EBSCO database of Conference Proceedings

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body this process can take several months.