Oxford Brookes Business School


9:00, Thursday, 25 June 2020 to 16:00, Friday, 26 June 2020

COSINUS 2020 event

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


CLC 1.12 Learning Studio, Clerici, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


COSINUS (Conference on Systems of Innovation and the New role of Universities) 2020 aims to bring together academics, practitioners, policymakers, and non-governmental actors to provide creative solutions for today’s global challenges. COSINIS 2020 will be held in Oxford on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June 2020.

The Conference aims to broaden the idea of National Innovation System (NIS), which has traditionally been conceptualised as an eco-system comprising of the government, industry and academia. The impact of the community in general, and non-governmental organisations in particular, on the national innovation ecosystem has largely been ignored in the extant literature. The Conference aims to redress this imbalance.

As we come closer to the end of the first quarter of the 21stCentury, the macro environment has thrown up some unique global challenges which, we feel, can be met only by working collaboratively. The nature of these challenges necessitates not only inter-disciplinary research but also intense collaboration that cuts across institutional domains. The Conference aims to facilitate this process.

The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Business, Society and Global Challenges (BSGC), Oxford Brookes University. With its multidisciplinary research profile, the centre aims to shape the research agenda on Global Challenges and the Industrial Strategy.

The following are the sub-themes of the Conference:

Sub-Theme 1 – Perspectives of U-I-C-G

  • Conceptualising university-industry-community-government interactions
  • History of University-Industry collaborations
  • Think global, act local- meeting global challenges through U-I-C-G interactions
  • New business models to support university-industry-community-government interactions
  • Open Innovation
  • U-I-C-G interactions and national competitiveness


Sub-Theme 2 – Universities, Innovation and Gender

  • Gender issues and new role of universities  
  • Gender and innovation


Sub-Theme 3 – Entrepreneurial University

  • Business incubators and entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial university and intellectual property strategy
  • University – small and medium enterprises interaction


Sub-Theme 4 – Spin off

  • Best practices for Technology Transfer Offices
  • Universities’ spin-off strategy


Sub-Theme 5 – Green Innovation

  • The role of university in the development of Green innovation


Sub-Theme 6 – Universities and Social Development

  • The role of universities in local social economic development
  • Civic mission of universities
  • Social Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial university and society

Sub-Theme 7 – University Interactions

  • University – Industry interaction and Social Network Analysis
  • University – Industry interaction and commercialisation
  • Key determinants of industry – university effective interaction
  • Governance of industry – university interaction


Planned Publications

a. Conference Proceedings

b. Three special issues in internationally reputed journals

c. Edited book volume from selected conference papers


Co-chairs of the Conference

Dr Surja Datta, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford

Dr Sola Adesola, Senior Lecturer, Oxford Brookes Business School, Oxford


Chair of the Scientific Committee


Professor Mohammed Saad, University of the West of England, Bristol.


Deadline for submission of Extended Abstracts

Please email an extended abstract of your paper (not exceeding 2000 words) to

cosinus@brookes.ac.uk by 28th February 2020.


Acceptance of Extended Abstracts


You will be notified by 15th March whether your abstract has been accepted or not


Deadline for submission of full paper

Authors with accepted abstracts must submit the full paper by 30th May 2020 for it to be included in the Conference Proceedings.


Conference Fees

£50/- (including lunch and refreshments)

More information and how to book

Registration will open soon

Email: cosinus@brookes.ac.uk