Speakers' Biographies

Barry Bozeman

Barry Bozeman is Ander Crenshaw Professor and Regents’ Professor of Public Policy at the University of Georgia (2003-present). He has served as Adjunct Honorary Professor of Political Science at the University of Copenhagen, Visiting Research Professor at LATTS, Universite de Marne Vallle (Universite Paris-Est). He is Fellow, Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes and a Research Team Leader for the NSF-funded multi-university Center for Nanotechnology and Society.  At Georgia Tech (1993-2003), he was first full-time Director of the School of Public Policy and founding Director of the Research Value Mapping Program. Bozeman’s research focuses on two fields, science and technology policy and public management and organization theory.  He is the author or editor of sixteen books, including most recently, Public Values and Public Interest (Georgetown University Press, in 2010).  Bozeman’s more than 200 research articles have appeared in every major international and U.S. journal in the fields of public policy and public management. On many occasions, his research has been summarized in a mass media, including, for example, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Economist, Nature, and Chronicle of Higher Education.  Bozeman has served as a science policy advisor to a variety of nations including most recently Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and France.  He is an elected fellow of both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Public Administration.

António Correira de Campos

António Correia de Campos is a Member of the European Parliament and the First Vice-Chairman of Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA). He is member of the European Parliament Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection and substitute member of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Correia de Campos was educated at Coimbra University in Portugal, ENSP (now Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique) in France, John Hopkins University (Mph) in the United States and the Universidade Nova de Lisboa (PhD in Health Economics) in Portugal, and has been University Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. For three years (1986-89) he was director for Science and Technology at the Luso American Development Foundation (Lisbon). He has worked as a member of the Committee on Health Services Research, WHO/EURO and as a Senior Health Care Management Specialist for the World Bank. He served Portugal as a member of the National Parliament, Secretary of State, and Minister of Health.

Jakob Edler

Jakob is Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy and since 2010 Executive Director at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MBS). He joined MBS and MIoIR in January 2007 after having been Head of Department for Innovation Systems and Policy at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. He was awarded his PhD in political science by the University of Mannheim (with distinction) having previously completed two separate Masters degrees at the University of Mannheim and Dartmouth College, US (Business Administration/Management and Political Science/Economic History). During his PhD he had an internship at the European Commission, DG Research, Brussels.
Jakob has led numerous projects, the biggest ones currently are a large study on innovation procurement (UNDERPINN) funded by ESRC/NESTA/TSB/BIS and a study to develop a COmpon the Compendium on the Effectiveness of innovation policy for NESTA. Jakob also regularly advises the EU, OECD and a range of governments through contract research, expert group involvement, invited presentations and organised seminars and workshops.

Roderick Floud

Roderick Floud is Provost of Gresham College and Chair of the Standing Committee for the Social Sciences of the European Science Foundation (representing research councils and learned academies from thirty European countries). He is President Emeritus of London Metropolitan University, former President of Universities UK (representing 121 British Universities); former Vice-President of the European University Association (where he was particularly involved in the 'Bologna process' of converging European education systems). He holds honorary fellowships from Emmanuel College Cambridge, Wadham College Oxford, Birkbeck College London and the Historical Association, as well as honorary degrees from City University London and the University of Westminster. He was elected an Academician of the Social Sciences in 2000 and a Fellow of the British Academy in 2002.

Alan Hughes

Alan Hughes is Margaret Thatcher Professor of Enterprise Studies at Cambridge Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He is also Director of the Centre for Business Research (CBR), and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, both at the University of Cambridge. He was, from 2000-2003, Director of the National Competitiveness Network of the Cambridge-MIT Institute, a joint venture between Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Hughes has also held visiting professorships in the USA, France, Australia and Japan. In 2004 he was appointed by the Prime Minister to membership of the Council for Science and Technology, the UK's senior advisory body in this area. He has pioneered the development of a long-term interdisciplinary research programme into business structure organisation and performance, linking scholars from economics, law, engineering, geography, social and political sciences, social psychology and management studies into a long-run programme of business research. He co-developed a unique longitudinal research programme covering several thousand small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK which has led to many research monographs and articles on the performance of the small and medium-sized enterprise sector in the UK. He has a longstanding interest in mergers, acquisitions and corporate governance. He has worked on the impact of programmes to fund high-technology small businesses as well as the impact of training on the performance of smaller firms. His current work on innovation includes detailed case studies of regional innovation systems and quantitative analyses based on a unique innovation survey covering 3,500 firms in the UK and USA. Professor Hughes has published several books and over 200 journal articles and other publications. He has been policy advisor to amongst others HM Treasury, HM Inland Revenue, the Department of Trade & Industry, the Department for Education and Skills, the Bank of England, Eurostat, the International Labour Organisation, the National Consumer Council, the World Bank and the UN World Institute for Development Economic Research.

Merle Jacob

Merle Jacob is Professor in Research Policy at Lund University and the UNESCO Chair in Research Management and Innovation Systems. Merle is currently Director if the Research Policy Institute at Lund University’s School of Economics and Management. Merle has previously been Director for the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture and the University of Oslo (09/2006-08/2010) and Professor at the Copenhagen Business School. Professor Jacob’s research specialisation is the relationship between science and policy. Her two specific areas of empirical focus are research and innovation policy and environmental policy. She has published extensively in both areas and is especially interested in the governance of higher education and research and the challenges posed to governance by globalisation and the integration of innovation into the mission of university.

Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato is R.M. Phillips Professor in Science and Technology Policy (SPRU department) at the University of Sussex (UK) and Visiting Professor in the Economics of Innovation at the Open University (UK). After receiving her PhD in 1999 from the New School University, she became Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Denver, and then joined the London Business School through a Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship. She is currently the Coordinator of a 3 year EC FP7 project on Finance, Innovation and Growth (FINNOV, 2009-2012, www.finnov-fp7.eu) and Economics Director of the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics (Innogen). She is Deputy Director of the Open University's inter-faculty centre on Innovation, Knowledge and Development (IKD), which she directed from 2004-2009. From 2007-2009 she was Visiting Professor at the Bocconi University (KITES centre). Her primary research interest is the feedback between the innovative efforts of companies (in both organisational and technological change) and the impact this has on their growth and the structure of the industry in which they compete. Her research on financial markets and innovation looks at the dynamics of stock price volatility, uncovering the possible links between innovation and stock price bubbles; how the division of ‘innovative labour’ maps into the division of returns from this risk taking behaviour; how financial can markets be structured so that they reward rather than penalise innovative firms. In her recent book ‘The Entrepreneurial State’ (2011) she examines a more pro-active role of the state in stimulating innovation.

Luc Soete

Luc Soete is Director of UNU-MERIT, a joint research institute on economic, innovation and technology of Maastricht University and the United Nations University (UNU). He is professor of International Economic Relations and Director-Dean of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Luc Soete is a member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Science (KNAW) and of the Advisory Council for Science and Technology Policy (AWT) in the Netherlands. He is also a member of the European Research Area Board (ERAB). His research interests cover the broad range of theoretical and empirical studies of the impact of technological change, in particular new information and communication technologies on employment, economic growth, and international trade and investment, as well as the related policy and measurement issues.