2016 CICALICS Academy and Workshop

We are delighted to welcome scholars and PhD students to CICALICS 2016!

The initiative of CICALICS (the China Innovation Circles and Academy – Learning, Innovation and Competence Systems) was built several years ago upon academia experience in Europe and North America. This years event will again be hosted by the Sino-Danish Center.

In 2013, the SDC became an equal partner in the CICALICS network together with Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University. The same year the SDC hosted the CICALICS event in Beijing (http://www.globelics.org/the-news/report-cicalics-2013-innovation-policies-present-china/). Following the rotation principles in 2014 and 2015 the event was hosted by the collaborating partners and in 2016 the right to host the event is coming back to SDC.

CICALICS 2016 is scheduled from August 25 to August 30 and this year will feature:

  • CICALICS PhD-course (Academy) (August 25-26 and August 29-30)
  • CICALICS Workshop (August 27-28)

Location of CICALICS 2016:

CICALICS PhD Academy 2016

The CICALICS PhD Academy consists of these main activities:

  • Lectures on innovation and associated methodology by international professors
  • Presentation of a paper/chapter from or related to your PhD-work followed by comments from the academy professors (each app. ½ an hour)
  • Attendance of the CICALICS Academic workshop

Complete CICALICS PhD-academy programme is available here:

Reading materials for the attendants of the CICALICS PhD-course (Academy):

CICALICS Workshop 2016

The CICALICS workshop consists of three main activities:

  • Selected keynote speeches by international and Chinese experts
  • Paper presentation and discussion in parallel tracks
  • A Business session with representatives from Chinese and foreign companies.

Complete CICALICS WORKSHOP programme is available here:


CICALICS 2016: Event Chairs, Keynote Speakers and Academy Lecturers


LIU XielinXielin Liu is a Professor at the School of Management, University of Chinese Academy of Science and Director at the Research Center of Innovation and Information Management. He holds his PhD degree from the Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University, his Masters from Institute of History of Science and Technology, Chinese Academy of Science and his undergraduate degree from the Department of Physics at Peking University. Xielin Liu has co-authored numerous book chapters and several books in the field of innovation and innovation policy. He has also been extensively publishing in numerous international journals, among others including Research Policy, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Management Studies, and International Journal of Innovation Management. His current research interest include innovation policy, organisational R&D capabilities, industrial organization and reform in China, and management of technology-based enterprise.

OJSOlav Jull Sørensen is Professor of International Business at Aalborg University since 1991 and Head of the International Business Centre (IBC) since its establishment in 1984. His main research interests are: the internationalisation of companies, international/global industrial dynamics and value chains, internationalisation and innovation and government-business partnership. The topics are being researched in a developed market perspective as well as a developing/transition country perspective. He has been a lead scholar in research, capacity building and educational projects in Africa (Ghana and Tanzania), Eastern Europe (Lithuania and Russia), and Asia (Vietnam and China). He is a member of theAcademic Council for Social Sciences, Aalborg University and the Council of the Department of Business and Management, and from 2010 to 2015, he has been the co-director of the Sino-Danish Center (SDC)-Innovation Management program in China comprising a graduate program, a research program as well as collaboration with the business community in China.

shulin gu_smallShulin GU is Research Professor at the Institute of Policy and Management, Chinese Academy of Sciences. She serves also as Advisory Research Professor at the China Institute of Science and Technology Policy, Tsinghua University and Adjunct Professor at the School of Management School, Zhejiang University. In international academic sphere she has been Globelics (The Global Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation and Competence Building System) Scientific Board member, and advisory board member of several international academic journals. She worked as Senior Research Fellow at UNU/INTECH (United Nations University Institute for New Technologies, now UNU/MERIT, Maastricht, the Netherlands) (1992—2000), and served as a Visiting Professor, School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University (2000-2007). Her research areas include: S&T policy, S&T system reform in China, innovation and development studies, innovation policy, institutional change, inclusive and “green” innovation.


Bengt-Åke Lundvall is Professor in economics at Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University, Denmark. His research is organized around a broad set of issues related to innovation systems, and learning economies. Since 2002 he is Secretary General for the worldwide research network Globelics (www.globelics.org). He was special invited professor at Tsinghua University three months per year 2004-2007. In close collaboration with Christopher Freeman, in the first half of the 1980s Bengt-Åke Lundvall developed the idea of innovation as an interactive process, and in the second half of the decade the concept of national system of innovation. In the beginning of the nineties in collaboration with Björn Johnson he developed the idea of ‘the learning economy’.


Anthony Arundel is Professor of Innovation at the Australian Innovation Research Centre (AIRC) at the University of Tasmania and concurrently a Professorial Fellow at UNU-MERIT, a joint research institute of the United Nations University and the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands. His research interests include the innovative activities of firms and public administrative agencies, the transfer of knowledge between universities and firms, the socio-economics of biotechnology, environmental innovation, innovation policy, and the development of indicators for measuring innovation.  He has been involved in the design and statistical analysis of several large-scale questionnaire surveys including the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) in Europe, several European Innobarometer surveys, the Australian Public Sector Innovation Indicators (APSII) survey and the Tasmanian Innovation Census. Recent research has focused on innovation in the public sector and on the use of innovation survey data for economic development purposes in regional Australia.

Roberta Rabelotti_1Roberta Rabellotti is Professor of Economics in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Università di Pavia in Italy. She has a Master of Science in Development Economics at the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Philosophy at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex. Her areas of 
expertise are the economics of innovation, economic development 
and regional economics. Prof. Rabellotti regularly advise international organizations such as UNIDO,UNCTAD, IADB, OECD and the European Commission on questions related to economic development.

john ulhojJohn P. Ulhøi is Director of the Inter-university doctoral education collaboration DOME and Director of Studies (MBA) at Århus University, Denmark. He has been a recipient of various scholarly awards and honors (for best papers, scientific impact, inclusion in bibliographies, etc.). He is presently Associate Editor of SJM, JEAS and JGER. He is past AoM-TIM Executive Board Member and present Board Member of Nordic Academy of Management and European Doctoral Association in Management and Business Administration. He serves as International Expert, Co-Chairman and/or Chairman of several international research funding institutions and as int. evaluator of university research centers and doctoral programs in different countries. He has 20 years of experiences with leading doctoral programs and has been teaching at different Danish and international universities (PhD students) in Finland, Portugal, Greece, Hungary and China.

Jorge E Niosi

Jorge E. Niosi  is Professor in the Department of Management and Technology at the Université du Québec à Montréal since 1970 and Canada Research Chair on the Management of Technology from 2001 to 2015. He is the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of 15 books published in Argentina, Canada, France, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as some 60 articles in refereed journals among others including  Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Management International Review, Research Policy, R&D Management, Technovation and World Development. His latest book is Building national and regional innovation systems (Elgar, UK, 2010). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy N. 2) since 1994, and appears in the Canadian Who’s Who, the International Authors and Writers Who’s Who (UK) and Contemporary Authors (USA). His work is widely cited. He has consulted for the Inter-American Development Bank, UNIDO, CEPAL-ONU, UNCTAD, CIDA, IDRC, Industry Canada, Economic Development Canada, Statistics Canada and other national and international agencies.

Xiaolan FuXiaolan Fu (傅晓岚) is the Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include innovation, technology and industrialisation; trade, foreign direct investment and economic development; emerging Asian economies; innovation and productivity in UK/US. She was appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations to the Governing Council of the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Counties in 2016 and to the Ten-Member High Level Advisory Group of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism in 2015. She has published extensively in leading international journals. Her recent books include China’s Path to Innovation, China’s Role in Global Economic Recovery, and The Rise of Technological Power in the South. She is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Industrial and Corporate Change, International Journal of Technology Management, and four other international journals. Prof Fu has received the European Commission Gate2Growth 2005 ‘European Best Paper’ Award. She received large research grants from prestigious funding bodies including the European Commission, ESRC, EPSRC, British Academy, and the Cairncross Foundation. She has been consultant for UNDESA, UNCTAD, UNIDO, the World Bank, OECD, European Commission, ILO, the Commonwealth Secretariat, UKTI and the Chinese government. Prof Fu serves on the Advisory Expert Group of the OECD Global Investment Forum and the DFID/ESRC Economic Growth Directorate (DEGP), and is President of the Chinese Economic Association (Europe) and CEA (UK) in 2010-11. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and University of Tsinghua, and a Visiting Professor at Fudan University. Prof Fu came to Oxford from Cambridge University, where she was a Senior Research Fellow. Before coming to the UK, she had five years’ work experience in the business sector in China before embarking on her academic career.

Jeongmin SeongJeongmin Seong is a senior fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute, business and economics research arm of the organization. He leads MGI research teams in China, working on global as well as China-focused themes. He recently published an in-depth research on China’s economic transition, China’s choice: Capturing the 5 trillion productivity opportunity. He also focuses on technology and innovation themes. His publications include Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation and China’s digital transformation. Prior to joining MGI, Jeongmin worked as an associate partner at McKinsey’s Greater China office. He served companies around the world focusing on consumer-facing industries including consumer electronics, retail, and automotive. Jeongmin also led McKinsey’s emerging market growth service line. He joined McKinsey’s Seoul office in 2001 and transferred to the Shanghai office in 2007, where he is currently based. Prior to joining McKinsey Shanghai office, Jeongmin worked as a product marketing manager at Dell China. Jeongmin is a graduate of Harvard Business School where he received his MBA degree. He graduated summa cum laude from Korea University’s College of Politics and Economics.

Kazuyuki Motohashi

Kazuyuki Motohashi is a Professor at the Department of Resilience Engineering Research Center and Technology Management for Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan. In his career, he had taken various positions at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of the Japanese Government, OECD and academia. His research interest covers a broad range of topics and methodologies, including economic and statistical analysis of innovation, economic impacts of information technology, international comparison of productivity, global infrastructure business strategy and national innovation system, science and industry linkages and SME innovation and entrepreneurship policy. Prof. Motohashi holds his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Tokyo, MBA from Cornell University and Ph.D. in business and commerce from Keio University.

Keun LeeKeun Lee is a Professor of Economics at the Seoul National University and the founding director of the Center for Economic Catch-up. He has been awarded the 2014 Schumpeter Prize for his monograph on Schumpeterian Analysis of Economic Catch-up: Knowledge, Path-creation and the Middle Income Trap (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2013) by the International Schumpeter Society. He is also the President of this Society. He is currently a member of the Committee for Development Policy at the UN, an editor of Research Policy, an associate editor of Industrial and Corporate Change, and a member of the governing board of Globelics. He had also served as the President of the Asia-Pacific Innovation Network. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of California, Berkeley. He had working experience at the World Bank, University of Aberdeen, and the East West Center, Hawaii. One of his most widely-cited articles—with more than 850 citations (Google Scholar)—is a paper on Korea’s Technological Catch-up published in Research Policy (2001). His H-index by Google Scholar is now 31, with 75 papers with more than 10 citations.