Cleveland State University, USA and the Asher Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (ACIE) at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon proudly present the International Applied Research Symposium entitled:

The Transforming Power of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem – Lessons Learned.

This event, which is first of its kind, will be taking place on November 6 & 7, 2017 at USEK, Lebanon (

In today’s innovative economy, applied research is increasingly becoming key to connecting and feeding industries and institutions especially in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship where theory and practice intersect.

As an expert in these fields, they need the input of practicing entrepreneurs to provide our audience with best practices and findings that have been tested and practiced in the market. For this reason, your intervention doesn’t have to be scientific and instead can be an insight on how you do what you do differently and how it has proven to be a successful strategy and business model.

Moreover, many countries, especially developing ones, hope to obtain competitive edge through innovation and to strengthen their economies through encouraging entrepreneurship and building the necessary ecosystem; with your involvement, they hope to achieve just that.

This Applied Research Symposium will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from around the globe to debate the emerging challenges and long-term solutions affecting technology, innovation, sustainability of global talent and business industries in our globalized economies.

Given the importance of these fields for national/regional economic growth, they are delighted to invite you to submit an abstract or paper, based on one of these topics:

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship & Economic Growth
  • Culture in Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Education
  • Entrepreneurship in the Arab World

Papers from the USA can be submitted to Prof. Raj Javalgi ( and papers from the Middle East & Europe can be submitted to Dr. Tina Habib ( by June 12, 2017, along with any other additional inquiries.


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