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2015 Awards – Call

Call for Research Papers:

Call for 2015 Research Awards has now closed.


Optional Trip

CIV may sponsor the winners’ flights and accommodations for a five day trip to our international conference entitled CIV2015HK: The Future of Venture, taking place on November 6th 2015. At the conference, the winner will be publicly announced.

Procedure, Eligibility and Requirements

The research papers sent by the candidate should be between 1500 to 5000 words, including an executive summary outlining the key questions and findings (300 words). By submitting a paper, the author agrees to re-packaging the paper (or a version of it), as part of the Coller Institute of Venture Research Award’s media distribution (the author and/or the publisher of the paper retain all rights for the work and it will be published under winner’s name).


  • Submissions by August 15th, 2015 (midnight GMT UK Time).
  • Winner will be announced on September 1st, 2015.
  • Presenting the winning paper at CIV2015HK: The Future of Venture, November 6th, 2015 in Hong Kong

Research Focus and Topics

We welcome research on Venture, Innovation or Entrepreneurship and the interplay between them. All types of research are welcomed, including theoretical contributions, simulations, field studies, in-depth case studies, and prescriptive frameworks.

Some topics of interest for CIV’s 2015 Research Awards include:

  • New models for investment in one of the value chains in the venture ecosystem (Public Authorities, Institutional Investors, Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs).
  • Surveys of GP/ LP investments or performance including analysis of themes and portfolios.
  • In depth case studies related to Venture, Innovation or Entrepreneurship. This could be a VC fund, policy ideas and implementation, a specific partnership, supported theories in developing innovation centric organizations, including both those ideas of what has worked and which have been less successful and the conditions under which these different outcomes have arisen.
  • The essential roles of public authorities in the making / funding of Venture or encouraging innovation.
  • The venture socio and macroeconomic ecosystem, IP and regulatory aspects in venture, etc.
  • New financial model, user funding, lending, corporate funding etc.
  • Incubators, accelerators, and angle funding.

Additional topics for awards may relate to:

Feel free to suggest more topics or ask about the relevancy of your work. We want to encourage creativity in venture research.

Document Submission

Send an email attached with the paper (Word format) to civ2015awards@collerinstituteofventure.org that includes the following information:

  • Details: paper title, main author (full name), email and academic institution together with other relevant contact details (telephone, Skype, etc.). (Other authors may be listed but main author will be awarded and communicated with).
  • Similar papers: list of 3-4 similar papers from the past, plus a short explanation about the main difference between these and the submitted paper.
  • Other awards for this paper: any awards that you have received for the paper.
  • CIV2015HK availability: indicate whether you are available to attend (relevant dates 4th – 7th November).
  • Notes: No anonymization is needed.

More Information

Contact us at info@collerinstituteofventure.org

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