The School of Management will host the 20th NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference


On June 6th and 7th, 2024, the School of Management at Politecnico di Milano will host the twentieth edition of the NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference, the conference of the Association for NeuroPsychoEconomics (ANPE), the premier scholarly organization for researchers working at the interface of neuroscience, psychology, and economics and a strategic partner of the American Psychological Association (APA).

The theme of this year’s conference is “Connecting the Dots: The Intersection of Management, Economics, Neuroscience, and Psychology“. This theme highlights the interdisciplinary approach of the event, which will explore the intersection of behavioural, economic and neuroscientific theories in the analysis of decision-making behaviour, as well as the use of neuroscientific and behavioural tools to improve management practice.

The conference will feature two prominent keynote speeches: the first by Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy, CEO and founder of Neurons Inc, who will analyse the practical applications of neuroscience in the consumer space, and the second by Benjamin Scheibehenne, Full Professor of Cognition and Consumer Behaviour at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, who will explore the cognitive processes that influence economic decisions.

The event will also feature a symposium on neurofinance and six thematic tracks covering areas such as consumer neuroscience, finance, methodological perspectives, decision-making processes, neuroeconomics and service marketing.

For further details on the program and conference content, please visit the website:

For any additional information, please refer to Marco Mandolfo, President of the Executive Committee of the Association for NeuroPsychoEconomics:

Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems

Luca Gastaldi, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano
Jeannette Visser-Groeneveld, Executive Secretary CINet, University of Twente
Harry Boer, Professor of Aalborg University

On 20-22 September 2020, the 21st CINet Conference on Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems was held. The conference was preceded by the 20th CINet PhD workshop.

The event was hosted by the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano (Luca Gastaldi, Mariano Corso, Daniel Trabucchi, Stefano Magistretti and Rosella Onofrio) but took place virtually, due to the Corona pandemic.

The PhD workshop attracted 16 students from six different countries, who presented and discussed their research designs and early findings. Reflecting current hot topics in industry and science, the studies discussed included digital technologies, maturity and transformation, business model innovation, and digital platforms.

In the conference, the same topics were on the top of the agenda. In total, the 110 attendants from 16 countries worldwide, presented twelve papers on Value Creation in Digital Ecosystems, and an additional four papers on (Innovation in) Ecosystems. Other popular topics included Design Thinking and Continuous Innovation (eight papers), Innovation through Digitalization (eleven papers), and Healthcare Innovation (four papers). Furthermore, considering emerging societal issues in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, a special session was held on Innovation and Resilience, aimed at stimulating new research avenues and knowledge on how innovation management approaches are interlinked with resilience in organizations and how resilience can become a focal aspect in these approaches and innovation outcomes

Keynote addresses were delivered by Professor Wim Vanhaverbeke (Surrey Business School, United Kingdom) who spoke on Digital Technologies and the Role of Innovation Ecosystem Management: Examples from Agriculture and Healthcare, and Professor Roberto Verganti (Politecnico di Milano, Italy and Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden), who shared his thoughts on Data and Platforms in the New Normal.

Having an entirely virtual conference cum workshop was an entirely new experience for all participants. The digital platform created by Luca Gastaldi and his team functioned perfectly, without any glitch. The conference program was fully navigable, and gave direct access to the session rooms, the plenary rooms, and the papers collected in the conference proceedings. Attendance to the sessions was quite comparable to that of “normal”, physical, conference and the same held for the interactions between the participants.

All in all, a very and, perhaps, unexpectedly, good experience. Yet, many participants agreed that going virtual can be done quite effectively and provide a good climate for presentations and discussions, but does not exceed the benefits of face-to-face interactions. Hopefully, the 22nd CINet Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, 12-14 September 2021 brings us back to the old “normal”.

CINet (Continuous Innovation Network Conference) – Call for papers

The School of Management will host the 21st Edition of the CINet Conference (Continuous Innovation Network Conference) in from 20 to 22 September 2020.

The Continuous Innovation Network is a global network set up to bring together researchers and practitioners working in the field of Continuous Innovation and related areas of research and practice.

The theme of the 2020 edition will be “Practicing Continuous Innovation in Digital Ecosystems”, highlighting the macro trends on digitalization, ecosystems and platforms, but all the contributions in the innovation area are welcome.

Plenary sessions with panels of leading scholars and with the participation of national and international practitioners will offer important opportunities of brainstorming.
The academic program is completed by a PhD workshop (18 and 19 September) and by the CIYA Workshop for young researchers (20 September).

The key dates of the conference are:

  • 24 April, 2020 – Deadline abstracts submission
  • 1 May, 2020 – Notification of acceptance o
  • 1 July, 2020 – Submission full paper
  • 15 August, 2020 – PhD Workshop Application
  • 15 August, 2020 – Deadline registration

For further information, please visit the Conference website.