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EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education

September 11–12, 2017 | Canterbury, Great Britain


TIE'2017 Conference

1st EAI International Conference on Technology, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Education


Best Paper Awards Announced

  • Best Conference Papers - Dr Andrew Jackson for the paper titled "Teaching Creativity in The Context of A Business School" & Dr Tiina Kymalainen, Olli Suominen, Susanna Aromaa and Vladimir Goriachev for the paper titled "Science Fiction Prototypes Illustrating Future See-Through Digital Structures in Mobile Work Machines"

  • Best Workshop Paper - Jennifer O’Connor for the paper titled "Imagine Thunder"

See the final program for TIE'17 here.

Proceedings have been forwarded to Springer (publication expected before the end of 2017)

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The central theme of the conference is creativity and innovation, especially in relation to technology, business, education, social and political needs that make modern society flourish. To achieve these ends this conference aims to gather a cross-disciplinary audience to explore the process of creativity and innovation and learn from each other, how it might benefit from the cross-fertilization of practices from more than one discipline

The event will consist of regular conference papers, poster sessions, workshops, keynote speakers and networking sessions (offered as part of regular refreshment breaks) together with an optional gala dinner all set in the beautiful setting of Canterbury, a UNESCO its World Heritage Site renowned throughout the world as a seat of learning and the development of Christianity.


  • The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
  • All accepted papers will be submitted for publication in Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries.
  • Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: Elsevier (EI), Thomson Scientific (ISI), Scopus, Crossref, Google Scholar, DBLP, and others.
  • Accepted authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to an EAI endorsed journal.
  • Renowned Keynote Speakers: Gene Dolgoff (creator of the Startrek Holodeck concept) and Prof Richard Scase (former winner of the prestigious European Business Speaker of the Year Award)
  • The Creative Science Foundation are running an edition of their he Holonovel Workshop at this event.
  • Early Bird Fee For Conference: 276 GBP (Workshop-only fees 150 GBP)
  • Early Bird Student Fee for Conference: 152 GBP


                        Video showing Prof Richard Scase explaining the benefits of attending TIE'17


Who & Why should attend TIE’17 conference?

We welcome engineers, scientists, innovation specialists, technologists, project managers, entrepreneurs, business & management researchers, social scientists, creative artists and educators. The standard paradigm is that technologists discuss technological issues, entrepreneurs talk about entrepreneurship, and academics address the theoretical development. Each specialist focuses on own specific area. When we think about innovation, technological change, entrepreneurship in developing businesses, a singular disciplinary approach is not really helpful. What we need is a cross-disciplinary approach where different areas of people come together, such as engineers, scientists, technologist, sociologists, creative people from arts, entrepreneurs and people who specialise in innovation. The key is to get these people from different backgrounds to debate together; in this way it is possible to identify the key drivers for innovation, product development and change in our society. The purpose of this conference is to initiate this debate and share the cross-discipline knowledge thus, for authors, they should prepar their paper and presentations in a way that makes them accessible to all diciplines.

For further information please contact:

  • For information about the venue contact the local chair - [email protected]
  • For information about the conference contact the general chair - [email protected]
  • For information about fees, paper submission processes or other administrative matters contact - [email protected]