17th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
15-16 September 2022, Pafos, Cyprus

ACI is taking a hybrid approach towards conferences this year. We are planning to run our series of conferences as physical events with the option for participants to join virtually. If when it draws close to the time of the event, we are unable to meet in person due to COVID-19 restrictions the conference will move fully into the virtual format. 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 and regular updates please click here or contact  

Neapolis University, Pafos, Cyprus

Welcome to ECIE 2022

The European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship has been running now for 17 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 17th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship will be hosted by Neapolis University Pafos, Cyprus and the Conference Chair will be Nikolaos Apostolopoulos.

For the 8th consecutive year, ECIE will host the final round of  The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Teaching Excellence Awards.

Conference Chairs

Rector, Professor Pantelis Sklias
Assistant Professor Nikolaos Apostolopoulos


Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

On 15-16th September 2022, during the proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the historic city of Paphos, which will be organized with physical presence by Neapolis University Pafos, distinguished members of the global research and business community are invited to participate and contribute to the ongoing and constructive scientific dialogue.

ECIE22 will be an amazing opportunity for an academic and policy debate around innovation and entrepreneurship in a post-pandemic world at the campus of the Neapolis University Pafos. The location is an extremely beautiful and safe attracting tourists from all around the world offering the opportunity to combine your participation with colourful leisure activities.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline23 February 2022Extended until 09 March 2022
Notification of abstract acceptance09 March 2022
Full paper due for review14 April 2022
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)23 June 2022
Earlybird registration closes07 July 2022
Final paper due (with any changes)21 July 2022
Final Author registration date11 August 2022
Excellence awards abstract submission06 April 2022
Excellence awards notification of abstract acceptance
20 April 2022
Excellence awards full case history submission30 May 2022
Excellence awards finalists announced04 July 2022

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 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.