6th CIM Community Workshop

25th Anniversary of the Creativity and Innovation Management journal

13-14 October 2016, Potsdam, Germany


We have something to celebrate!

The 6th CIM Community workshop will be hosted at the University of Potsdam, Germany. Next to inspiring plenary and parallel sessions, the 2015 CIM Best Paper Award will be handed out at the workshop, and new directions for the journal and its community of authors, readers, editorial board and practitioners will be addressed. Last but not least we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the journal.

Organising Committe

Katharina Hoelzle and Jennie Björk (CIM editors-in-chief) and Jeannette Visser-Groeneveld (CIM Editorial assistant).


The final program is available for download.

Tracks and Track Chairs

  1. Big data and open innovation - Pasquale Del Vecchio, Alberto Di Minin, Antonio Messeni Petruzzelli
  2. Social and Cultural Entrepreneurship - Astrid Heidemann Lassen & Maureen McKelvey
  3. Front end of innovation - Mats Magnusson & Jennie Björk
  4. Individual and organizational creativity - Marjolein Caniels
  5. Design and Design Thinking - James Moultrie & Katharina Hölzle
  6. Open / New Topics - Katharina Hölzle & Jennie Björk

Important dates

Extended abstract (750 – 1000 words) until June, 30th 2016 (to be sent to Jeannette Visser-Groeneveld)
We will notify you of acceptance by July 15th 2016.
The full paper is due by September 1, 2016.

Application & Fees

The fee is € 200 euro, including lunch and conference dinner. To register please complete the registration form.



The 6th CIM Community workshop will take place at the University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee, August-Bebel-Straße 89, Potsdam. On Thursday, we will be at House 6, room tbd. On Friday morning we will be at the HPI School of Design Thinking (building HPI: D) and afterwards at the University of Potsdam, House 6 again (see online map).

Hotels in Potsdam:

Within a maximum of fifteen-minute walking distance from Campus Griebnitzsee you find the following hotels

In case you have another hotel in the city centre: from Potsdam main station the venues can be directly and comfortably reached by urban railway S7 (to Ahrensfelde Bahnhof, 2 stops: stop “S Griebnitzsee”) or bus 694 (to Sterncenter: stop “S Griebnitzsee”).


Potsdam is easy-to-reach from all directions by car, train or by plane. Located inside the circle of the autobahn ‘Berliner Ring’, Potsdam is connected with all highways leading to Berlin.
From Berlin, where all long-distance trains and flights arrive, you can quickly get to Potsdam by S-Bahn and regional train. Because of the proximity of the two airports Schönefeld and Tegel, you can arrive comfortably by plane.

Arriving by train
From Berlin (Main Station), take the S-Bahn S7 (direction Potsdam Hauptbahnhof) and get off at station Potsdam-Griebnitzsee or take the regional train to Potsdam Hauptbahnhof (main station) and from there the S7 (direction Ahrensfeld) to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee. It takes about 40 minutes from Berlin Hauptbahnhof.

Arriving by plane
From Berlin-Tegel and the airport ‘Schönefeld’ in Brandenburg, you can easily reach Potsdam. From Berlin-Schönefeld take the regional train to Potsdam main station. From there, take the S7 (direction Ahrensfelde) to go to Potsdam-Griebnitzsee. From Tegel, take the airport shuttle to the train station ‘Berlin Zoologischer Garten’ and then the S-Bahn S7 (direction Potsdam Hauptbahnhof) and get off at Potsdam-Griebnitzsee.

Local transport
iTickets are available at ticket vending machines at all train stations as well as bus/tram stops or through the BVG app or VBB app. You can buy tickets for three fare zones if you are flying in via Berlin or commute from there. To get to Potsdam from Berlin you need an “ABC”-ticket (3.30 Euro / one journey). If you stay in Potsdam, you can travel to all conference venues with a local “AB”-ticket (which, however, is not the same as the one you can purchase in Berlin – you cannot buy it in Berlin or use it there later!). The Potsdam “AB”-ticket costs 1,90 Euro for 60 minutes or 4,00 Euro for a day ticket.

Taxi Association (tel.: (+49) 331 / 29 29 29)

WiFi Internet Access: A free access to Wi-Fi network will be provided via Eduroam, please remember to bring your personal log-in information if existent.


Need more information? Please contact Jeannette Visser-Groeneveld.







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