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ICIM2009 will highlight current thinking and future trends in management of Life Supporting Innovation, Knowledge and Nature Based Economy and Emerging Business Models, focusing in particular on Sustainable Development  but seen from a more systemic Triple Bottom Line point of view ( Economic, Social, Environmental ) that may help us to find ways that lead us ahead of critical changes foreseen seeking and fostering synergic convergences. Convergence of Reasons ( for Governance Purposes ) , Convergence of Technologies ( NBICS ) , and Convergence of Interests ( BRICS ).

Main Topics:

Key converging technologies in the 21st century ( NBICS )
Key converging interests of  Emerging Economies( BRICS )
Innovation for sustainable development : Soft and Social Technologies
Innovation and Natural Knowldege Based  Economy
Biomimicry , Bio-inspired design
Innovation on Green Building
Innovation for the Urban Age
Innovation on Human Development and Health Systems
Innovation on Renewable Energies
New Indicators on Economic Performance and Social Progress
The many faces of innovation : Knowledge-based, ICT-enabled , Open
Technological innovation, product innovation and industrial innovation
Regional innovation systems, clusters and industrial networks
Organizational innovation
Managing collaborative innovation
Financing and commercializing innovation
Innovation in services, logistics and supply-chain management
Intellectual property and knowledge management
Human resource management issues in innovation
Innovation and management issues within multinational corporations
Innovation for low-income markets and social innovation
New Innovative Education Opportunities
Entrepreneurship as an Innovation Process
Innovation Networks and Alliances
Developing Societies as Innovators
Creative Economics : The Cultural sides of innovation
Innovation and Creativity : Innovation as a State of Mind
Innovation based on Integral Thinking and Models
Innovation  to Promote Conscious Evolution

Local support   CNPq
Local support
Anpei Fortec
Partners   Wuhan University of TechnologyYamaguchi UniversityUnited Nations University
Apoio Institucional   World Future SocietyMillennium Projetc

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

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