2019 CICALICS Academy and Workshop

We are delighted to welcome scholars, PhD students and practitioners to CICALICS 2019!

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 year’s event will again be hosted by the Sino-Danish Center.

In 2016, the SDC hosted the CICALICS event in Beijing. Following the rotation principle, in 2017 and 2018 the event was hosted by our colleagues and friends at Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University respectively. This year the honor to host the event is coming back to SDC.

This year we would like to put more emphasis on the role of collaboration and globalization in innovation and focus this year’s CICALICS on the theme of:


On the one hand, the recent advancements in technology have been giving more impetus to global collaborative innovation initiatives around the world. On the other hand, the sentiment towards openness and global engagement somewhat soured in recent years which also has implications for how various actors approach innovation. This fast developing context creates new dilemmas for managers and policy makers. Furthermore, it also has potential to offer new research avenues as well as may call for the refinement of the existing models. With this background in mind, CICALICS 2019 aims at discussing the current trends in collaborative and global innovation systems as well as probing for their future both from the research and practice perspectives.

CICALICS Workshop 2019

The CICALICS workshop on August 24-25th consists of these main activities:
• Keynote speeches by academics and professionals
• Paper presentations and discussions in parallel tracks
• A business session with representatives from Chinese and foreign companies
• Social activity in the scenic Yanqi Lake area

The CICALICS will take place at:

Xijiao Hotel, No. 18, Wangzhuang Road, Haidian District, Beijing / 北京市海淀区王庄路18号

Programme Overview:

August 24th

  • Registration 08:00-09:00
  • Workshop 09:00-21:00

    August 25th

  • Workshop 09:00-14:00

CICALICS Workshop Detailed Programme and Speakers Profiles are now available for download:


CICALICS 2019 is scheduled from August 20 to August 25 and this year will feature:

  • CICALICS PhD-course (Academy) (August 20-23)
  • CICALICS Workshop (August 24-25)
CICALICS Academy and Workshop 2019 Invitation Flyer

CICALICS PhD Academy 2019

Attention! New location of the event: Due to the government meeting taking place in the Yanqi Lake area, we have to move the event from the SDC building to Beijing. The CICALICS will take place at:

Xijiao Hotel, No. 18, Wangzhuang Road, Haidian District, Beijing / 北京市海淀区王庄路18号
(within walking distance from Wudaokou Subway Station (see the area map below))

The CICALICS PhD Academy consists of these main activities:

• Arrival and social activity (August 20)
• Lectures on the topics related to innovation research and methodologies used in the field (August 21-23)
• PhD projects presentations followed by comments from the academy professors (August 21-23)
• Attendance of the CICALICS Academic workshop (August 24-25)

The estimated workload of the CICALICS PhD academy and CICALICS Workshop attendance is 5 ECTS.

PhD Academy Programme and Materials
Academy Programme for Download in PDF Format
Academy Instructors Profiles