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GIKA Conference 2018

Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy (GIKA) is a global network-based member organization with the task of facilitating innovation and knowledge development. During 27-29 June 2018, the 8th GIKA conference will take place at Linnaeus University, Sweden.

In 2018, GIKA's eighth conference will be organized for the first time in Scandinavia at Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden. Host for the conference is Linnaeus University and its research center Gunilla Bradley Digital Business Center (, a multidisciplinary research center aimed at conducting innovative research in the field of digital business.

The theme for the conference 2018 is Digital Transformations and Value Creation in International Markets.

For more information, abstract submittal and registration, visit the homepage of the conference at GIKA:


Universitetsplatsen 1
SE-35195 VÄXJÖ

About GIKA

GIKA (Global Innovation & Knowledge Academy) was established in 2012 and is a young and successful internationally growing organization for researchers. It is a global network-based member organization with the task of facilitating innovation and knowledge development.

The GIKA conference is organized annually and offers researchers a platform for presenting, discussing and developing current business and management issues, as well as innovation and knowledge.

To reach Växjö

It is expected that for most of the participants outside Scandinavia, the most convenient way to reach Växjö is to take a flight to Copenhagen airport (Kastrup), and then continue with a direct train from the airport to Växjö. It takes around two and half hours to go from the airport to Växjö.

In the case you enter Sweden from the east (Finland, Russia, China and Japan) it might also be convenient to take a flight to Stockholm airport (Arlanda), and then continue with a domestic flight to Växjö, or by trains.

To reach campus in Växjö

Bus to campus

The best way to reach campus is to take the bus no. 3 direction "Universitetet". Our recommendation is to buy "Visitors ticket". Then you can travel all over Växjö city and you can choose between a ticket valid during 24 or 72 hours. The ticket can be purchased on board at bus or at Customer center at Växjö railway station. If you want to pay on the bus we suggest you use your credit card. If you pay with cash there is an extra fee. The price varies between 67 SEK-144 SEK depending if you choose 24 hours or 72 or hours and your age. This information and more you will find at Länstrafiken Kronoberg

By bike

Many hotels have a bicycle if you would prefer that. It takes about 20 minutes by bike from city center to Linnaeus University.

Map of campus in Växjö: Here you find a map over campus in Växjö (page 2 in English)

Attractions in Växjö

Offical visitors guide for Växjö

Our suggestions

Växjö is the very heart of southern Sweden – in the middle of Småland. There is a lot to see, experience, and do here – local handcraft, unique shops and world-class restaurants. If you just want to pick three things to see and do during your visit, we recommend you The Swedish Glass Museum, the House of Emigrants and the steamboat "Thor".

More about the steamboat "Thor", The Swedish Glass Museum and the House of Emigrants

The Swedish Glass Museum

The House of Emigrants

Steamboat "Thor"
To get to the steamboat, take bus no.1 in the direction of "Kronobergs Slottsruin". Regular bus fare applies, the bus ride takes about 30 minutes.

Kosta Boda and the Crystal of Kingdom