Keynote Speakers


Technology Entrepreneurship: New Approaches and Future Research Opportunities

Professor Simon Mosey is editor of the Journal of Technology Transfer and his research interests address technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship education and innovation management. He is co-author of the popular books, Ingenuity and Ingenuity in Practice and has published his research within leading academic journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory& Practice, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Academy of Management Learning & Education and periodicals such as the Washington Post and the Financial Times. He is chair of the award winning Young Entrepreneurs Schemes that have developed the entrepreneurial skills of over 5000 academic researchers. Simon has led innovative training seminars to entrepreneurs and managers based within SMEs, multinational corporations, local government, the public sector and academe across Europe, the USA and Asia and he has held research and management posts at BP and Courtaulds. 

Implementing Successful Academic Entrepreneurship: Environmental, Organization and Individual Level Perspectives 

Rosa Grimaldi is associate professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at the University of Bologna, Department of Management. She teaches ‘Technology Entrepreneurship’ at the School of Engineering at postgraduate level and at executive education level. She is the head of the international PhD program in General Management. She is the scientific coordinator of the Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management (EMTIM) at BBS (Bologna Business School). Most of her scientific production is about New Business Creation, Entrepreneurship, and Technology Transfer. On these topics she has publications on national journals and international journals (including Research Policy, R&D Management, Technology and Innovation Management, Journal of Business Venturing, Small Business Economics, Scientometrics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice). She is in the Editorial board of the Journal of Technology Transfer and is advisory editor for Research Policy.    


Impact of Science? What do we know and what should we do about it? 

Markus Perkmann is an associate professor at Imperial College Business School. His research interests include the business of science, university-industry relations, scientific entrepreneurship, translational research  and organization theory. He has published in journals including Organization Science, Research Policy and MIT Sloan Management Review. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Lancaster University, and is a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM).