Essay Competition: Competition by Max Planck on Innovation

SpicyIP is pleased to announce the first international essay competition conducted by the prestigious International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation. The topic for the competition is “Designing an Inclusive National Innovation Policy for Sustainable Development: Legal, Economic, and Social Perspectives.


The text of the essay should be no longer than 8,000 words, including footnotes. It should be presented in a way that ensures the author’s anonymity when it is circulated to the members of the evaluation committee. The author of the essay should be no older than 35 years of age
as of December 31, 2009.


Joint submissions are permitted, however the travel and accommodation expenses of only the first author will be reimbursed. Co-authors must bear their own expenses, however they are entitled to an exemption from payment of the delegate fee.
All entries must be in English and must reach the evaluation committee c/o Ms. Karin Haase ([email protected]) by May 1, 2010. Any questions or clarifications regarding the Conference or the rules of the essay competition must be addressed to Mrinalini Kochupillai ( Winners will be notified by July 1, 2010.

The subject of the email with the essay manuscripts must be “Innovation Conference 2010 Essay Competition”.


The author of the best essay will be invited to present his/her paper at the IMPRS-CI’s 1st International Conference on “Legal, Economic, and Social Perspectives on National Innovation Systems: Established and New Practices” to be held in Munich from September 22-23, 2010. Expenses for travel to and local hospitality during the conference shall be borne by the IMPRS-CI.


The top three best entries shall also be considered for inclusion in the conference proceedings.


For more information on the conference, please visit here.


SpicyIP thanks Mrinalini Kochupillai for sharing the information with us!
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