Previously, Globelics Academy has taken place five times in Lisbon, Portugal (from 2004 to 2007 and 2009), four times in Tampere (2008, 2011, 2013 and 2015), once in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2012) and once in Pretoria, South-Africa (2016).
In Lisbon the Academy is jointly organized by the Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research, IN+, at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Technical University of Lisbon and by the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG), the Economics and Business Administration Institute, Technical University of Lisbon. The local coordination in Lisbon has included professors Rui Baptista (IST) and Manuel Mira Godinho (ISEG).
In Rio de Janeiro the Academy is organized by Redesist/ Economics Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (IE/UFRJ). There the coordinators have been Prof. José Eduardo Cassiolato and Marina Szapiro.
In Pretoria the Academy is organizer by Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology (TUT). The local coordination in Pretoria include Prof. Rasigan Maharajh (IERI), Dr. Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Senior AdministratorL ucas Madia and Prof. Mario Scerri.
In Tampere Research Director Mika Kautonen and Researcher Nadja Nordling from Research Center for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (TaSTI) at the University of Tampere coordinate the Academy.