Over the past 10 years, ICEIRD has become one of the leading entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development conferences in Europe, attracting academics and practitioners from around the world. ICEIRD over the past decade has focused on the importance of universities, industry and government, and how innovation-led growth can be promoted. As an innovative conference, which brings together academics, policymakers, practitioners, and businesses (companies), this year the theme of ICEIRD is to advance research and to practice university-industry links. The conference is structured around three themes focused on research, co-production and commercialization through university-industry links.

ICEIRD aims at academics, university technology managers, entrepreneurs, policymakers and businesses interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional development.

Academic papers, practitioner cases and provocative expositions in all areas of entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development are invited with particular emphasis on the themes of the conference.

Thessaloniki is a popular destination, where you will certainly enjoy a pleasant and interesting stay among friendly people. The atmosphere is unique both during the day, in the historical, commercial and shopping centers, but especially during the evening, as you may enjoy a wide variety of bars, restaurants and theatres for entertainment. Thessaloniki is renowned for its unique location along the Thermaikos Gulf, its sunset, its long history, its monuments and museums as well as its distinguished cuisine. We hope that all the delegates will have a successful conference, along with the chance to enjoy some of the traditional Greek hospitality for which our country is widely known.

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