Advancing Technological Revolution Through Coopetition

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
16 to 17 November 2021

Coopetition refers to the act of strategic collaboration between two or more competing firms or organisations. It is a strategy which is gaining popularity as a means to achieve various innovation-related benefits. A key benefit of a coopetition strategy is the ability to reduce the costs and risks of research, development and innovation activities. Firms that engage in coopetition have the ability to expand the value-creation potential and prospective market size not only for themselves, but for the benefit of their competitor-partners as well. However, coopetition is not without its risks and challenges, which include issues of intellectual property exposure, increased conflict, absence of trust as loss of competitive advantage.

Key Topics

The theme of this conference aims to explore the prospects and challenges related to coopetition as a driver for technological innovation. The key topics for discussion at the conference include but are not limited to, the following:

The conference theme “Advancing Technological Revolution through Coopetition” focuses on the use of coopetitive models to drive innovation, with a specific emphasis on the role of science parks as an enabler, promotor and facilitator of such models.

  1. Advancing Technological Revolution Through Coopetition;
  2. Best Practices Of Science Parks;
  3. Future Technologies and Coopetition;
  4. Workforce Of The Future;
  5. Innovations That Will Shape The Future;
  6. Supporting Start-Ups: Experiences From The National Technology And Innovation Sandbox (NTIS); and
  7. Science Parks As Enabler Of Coopetition Among SMEs In Advanced Technology Development.

Proposal submission and review process

The Organising Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for proposed papers on the following topics in relation to the conference theme. Submission of abstracts is open to everyone. Authors are not required to be members of ASPA. We welcome participations from various organizations and industry sectors.

  1. Best Practices Of Science Parks;
  2. Workforce Of The Future;
  3. Innovations That Will Shape The Future;
  4. Science Parks As Enabler Of Coopetition Among SMEs In Advanced Technology Development.

Selection of Abstracts

  • Authors are requested to submit an 800-1200 word abstract to the Organising Committee via the online system which is accessible via the link below.
  • Authors who are selected to present their paper at the conference are required to submit their full paper (in Microsoft Word format only) to the Organising Committee not later than 15 October 2021.
  • All abstracts and papers must be in English. The Organising Committee reserve the right to edit the abstracts and papers for clarity and correctness. Any edits made will be first submitted to the author for approval prior to publication in the Conference Proceedings.
  • All the submitted papers will be collected and published by the Organising Committee in the ASPA 2021 Conference Proceedings.

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  • The abstract should be between 800 - 1200 words.
  • Font face: Times New Roman, and size: 11 points. Single spacing only.
  • Abstract should include purpose of study, methodology, summary of findings/results, conclusion and significance / contributions of study.
  • List a maximum of 5 key words.
  • Title, author's name, affiliation, address, telephone and fax number, and email address should be included.
  • Abstract should be written in English.
  • Standard formatting such as bold, underline and dot points can be used.
  • All abstracts should be written in MS Word format (DOC or DOCX),

Important dates

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 15 October 2021
  • Notification of accepted abstract: 22 October 2021
  • Deadline for completed manuscript submission: 31 October 2021

Contact Person

If you have any queries regarding the Call for Papers, please contact Dr Wan Raihana at or (+60)-12 235 3208.