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2020 International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship – 20-23 Sep 2020

Conference dates change to September 20-23 due to the Corona-virus threat


IEEE TEMS International Conference on Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICTE) is an innovative and unique conference that brings together innovation and entrepreneurship. Attendees are technology managers, scientists, high tech entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Conference topics include business model innovation, digital transformation, new technology directions and applications (AI, IoT, FinTech, etc.), managing globalization challenges, and venture capital. The conference aims also to foster knowledge transfer between the academic and practicing communities.

This 3-day conference is composed by first day devoted to scientific contributes, second day Industry Forum with talks of leaders and entrepreneurs, and a last day with additional sessions and a special workshopled by venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs from the Silicon Valley.


There is a two-tiered pricing structure to publish at and attend ICTE 2020. All attendees must pay the conference registration fee, which is based on the person’s IEEE membership level. In addition, there is a publication fee for each paper, with the cost depending on whether the author is seeking to be published in IEEE Xplore or seeking to be published in the IEEE Open Access Journal. Find more information on the registration process on


There will be an opportunity to publish in a Special Issue of our journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management for selected papers submitted to the conference.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Submission Due: 15 February 2020
  • Notification of Acceptance: 7 March 2020
  • Author Registration Due: 15 March 2020
  • Normal Registration/Hotel Block Deadline: 20 March 2020
  • Late Registration Begins: 21 March 2020

For further details, please refer to

The conference will take placeat Fondazione Golinelli ,Via Paolo Nanni Costa 14, 40133 Bologna, Italy.

We look forward to welcoming attendees from all countries in historic Bologna, Italy!

Organized in collaboration with 

Technology evolves it opens opportunities to utilize the technology in many businesses. The internet opened e-commerce and marketing.  This also changed global marketing strategies as well as discovery of new application areas.  Now, Internet of Things devices (IoT) gives us information collected from billions of devices, the cloud lets us store, process and forward this and AI gives us tools to analyze information, predict and make smart decisions.  Utilizing these technologies entrepreneurs can build products that enable elements so we can make advanced solutions for biomedical systems, transportation, education, manufacturing, agriculture, and many other areas.

Major topic areas include:

  • Entrepreneurship and its ecosystem 
  • Business Model Innovation in new Technologies
  • Technology Advancements in IoT devices
  • Technology Advancements in Artificial Intelligence
  • New Opportunities using Technology in BioMedical, Farming, Transportation, and Cyber Physical Systems
  • Managing Globalization Challenges
  • People and Organizations
  • Legal, Ethics, and Social Issues

There will be an opportunity to publish in a Special Issue of our journal IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management for selected papers submitted to the conference.

For further details, please refer to

The conference will host an Industry Forum inviting speakers from industry leaders around the world that will provide visions and industry in a rapidly developing technology world.

Important Dates:         

Paper Submission Due: 15 January 2020

Notification of Acceptance: 15 February 2020

Author Registration Due: 15 March 2020

Normal Registration/Hotel Block Deadline: 20 March 2020

Late Registration Begins: 21 March 2020

Organizing Committee:

General Co-chairs: Antonio Corradi (Italy, Bologna University), Bruno Iafelice (USA, TVLP), Michael Condry (USA, IEEE TEMS President),

Program Co-chairs  Luca Foschini (Italy, Bologna University), Tugrul Diam(USA, Portland State University)

Treasurers:  Dilip Kotak (Canada),  Tiana Sekulic

Webmasters: Antonio Siea

Publication Chair: Rabiz Foda

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