Policies, Processes and Practices for Performance of Innovation Ecosystems (P4IE)



P4IE Pre-Conference Summer School

May 11, 2020 - Ottawa, Canada


P4IE International Conference

May 12 - 13, 2020 - Ottawa, Canada


Posters and Papers Important Deadlines:


  • Submissions of extended abstracts due by 25 February, 2020 

  • Acceptance notification by 10 March 2020




We are organizing the first “Policies, Processes and Practices for Performance of Innovation Ecosystems” (P4IE) international conference on 12-13 May 2020 in Ottawa with the collaboration of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). The event will be preceded by one-day pre-conference Summer School, on 11 May, that will offer the opportunity for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and other interested participants to learn more about the use big data analytics for decision-making. Sponsored by Prompt, the Summer School’s hands on experience and training will be given in collaboration with the Institut de valorisation des données (IVADO).


The conference will also comprise a co-creation workshop to design sandboxes to experiment with new ways of co-constructing regulations and intellectual property (IP) regimes to ensure that they foster rather than hinder innovation. The conference will bring together graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, academic and non-academic researchers, practitioners, policy- and decision-makers to share knowledge about the technologies, practices, processes and policies currently in place, and on their impact on innovation ecosystems, as well as initiate a dialogue about how to best design those foreseen for the future




The overarching goal of the conference is to explore ways to strengthen Canada’s innovation through innovation ecosystems.


Registration (SPACE IS LIMITED):


Pre-Conference Registration:

  • Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows: 50$

  • All other participants: 100$


Conference Registration:

  • Early-bird registration: 10 March 2020 – 10 April 2020 

    • Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows: 150$

    • All other participants: 250$


  • Registration: 11 April 2020 – 4 May 2020  

    • Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows: 250$ 

    • All other participants: 350$


Available student travel grants:

We will be offering ten $500 student travel grants for young researchers located in Canada (totaling $5,000), and ten $1,000 travel grants for young researchers from abroad (totaling $10,000), to cover travel and hotel expenses for the conference.





Participants and Call For Papers:


We expect participants from around the world to attend P4IE and present their research findings, and encourage the submission of research papers of relevance to big data analytics as applied to the social sciences.


Our organizing committee is looking forward to extending a welcome to all of our participants, policy-makers and researchers alike, to a conference fostering new and impactful discussion, networking and research opportunities.


May 11-13 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Downtown
361 Queen Street
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1R 0C7

March 10, 2020 00:00 EDT to May 4, 2020 00:00 EDT
January 29, 2020 19:15 EST to February 25, 2020 09:00 EST
December 17, 2019 00:00 EST to February 25, 2020 00:00 EST
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