15th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
17-18 September 2020, Rome, Italy

Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT), 

Welcome to ECIE 2020

The European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been running now for 15 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 15th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be hosted by Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT), Italy and the Conference Chair will be Prof. Alessandro De Nisco.

For the 6th consecutive year, ECIE hosts the final round   The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards.

Conference Chair
Prof. Alessandro De Nisco
Prof. Alessandro De Nisco


Programme Chair
Prof. Beatrice Orlando
Prof. Beatrice Orlando


Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

We are looking forward to welcoming participants to the Università degli Studi Internazionali di Roma (UNINT), Italy on the 17-18 September 2020 for the 15th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We have been followers of the conference and are looking forward to the opportunity to share ideas and network with a diverse group of ECIE participants. In 2020, in Rome, we are excited to showcase our diverse city and institution.

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline26 February 2020
Notification of abstract acceptance08 March 2020
Full paper due for review16 April 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)25 June 2020
Earlybird registration closes09 July 2020
Final paper due (with any changes)23 July 2020
Final Author registration date13 August 2020
Excellence awards abstract submission01 April 2020
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance
12 April 2020
Excellence awards full case history submission22 May 2020
Excellence awards finalists announced29 June 2020
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. Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development an 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

Proceedings of the European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ECIE) are:

      • listed in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science(WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
      • listed in the Elsevier SCOPUS abstract and citation database
      • indexed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
      • listed in the EBSCO database
      • indexed by Google Books and Google Scholar
Conference proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that depending on the accreditation body, this process can take several months.