Activities

Visiting positions, docentships, and others

Adjunct Professor (docentship) at Tampere University, Finland, September 2015 – ongoing.

Visiting Research Fellow, INESC TEC, Porto, Portugal. October 2020 – ongoing.

Deputy- Director of the Centre d’Evaluation de la Performance des Entreprises, Chair of Economics, Finance and Law, University of Liège, Belgium, 1st January 2015 – ongoing.

Visiting Fellow, Singapore University of Social Sciences, January 2017 – ongoing.

Visiting Professor, University of Liège, Belgium. Lecturing International Financial Economics in the Executive Master in Finance, 2014-2016.

Visiting Scholar at Singapore Management University, Since September 2013.

Visiting research at McGill University, Montréal, Canada, April 2012 – May 2012.

Visiting researcher at the University of Ferrara, Department of Economics, Italy, February 2010.

Board Memberships

Deputy Head of the Advisory Board of ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management – worldwide network active in the field of innovation management, consisting of academics, business, consultants and policy-makers,  ispim.org) since June 2012 and until the advisory board was discontinued in 2018 – Member of the Advisory Board since 2011.

ISPIM Scientific Committee Member since 2008.

Member of the Scientific Board of University Industry Innovation Network .(http://www.uiin.org/index/scientificboard)

Member of the New Club of Paris (agenda developer for the Knowledge economy – http://new-club-of-paris.org/) since 2007.

Founding member of WICI (World Intellectual Capital Initiative, http://www.wici-global.com/) and of IC Luxembourg.

Member of Academy of Management, EURAM, Strategic Management Society and regular reviewer for both conferences.

Invited talks (selected)

Moderator at ISPIM Berlin 2021, June 2021 on “Communicating your Research: The Beyond Publishing” Panel at the XXXII ISPIM Innovation Conference  – Innovating Our Common Future.

Keynote speaker for Henry Steward Talks on “Open Innovation and its impact on business and society”, in production, delivered December 2020.

Moderator at ISPIM Connects, December 2020 on “What’s next? Reimagining the New Normal” – The road to recovery and regrowth

Speaker, Digital Transformation – Thought Leadership Series, RMIT University, Webinar, November 2020

Keynote speaker at Euroscience Open Forum 2020 on “Research with Impact in the Tech Economy”, session Transfer of Industry 4.0 from research to industry, June 2020.

Panelist and Moderator, ECP Post Covid ReStart Initiatives, June 2020

Panelist at the Research, Publishing and Academia in a Post-Crisis World – ISPIM Virtual Conference, June 2020.

Keynote speaker, Engaging for Impact Conference, Ethical Innovation and Industry Transformation, Melbourne, 2019.

Panel Member at European-Pacific Partnership for ICT collaboration in research, development and innovation (EPIC Project), entitled “Tools, future directions and necessary next steps”, Melbourne, October 2018.

Chair of Panel Session at RMIT University’s Business Research Showcase 2018, entitled “Beyond Evolution: Thriving in Business, Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystems”, Melbourne, October 2018.

Invited Speaker at RMIT University’s ‘Financial Innovations and Impact Investing in NFPs’ Symposium, entitled “Can financial innovation change the world?”, Melbourne, November 2017.

Invited Panel Speaker at the FinTech Symposium, RMIT University, the opening event of the Intersekt Festival, Melbourne, October 2017.

Invited Speaker at Academy of Management, ‘Surfing through the Storm of Fintech Disruption in Financial Services PDW’. Speech on “Opening up the Innovation Lifecycle in Financial Services: Banking as a Service Business”, Atlanta, August 2017.

Invited Speaker at China-2017 Cooperation Symposium for Top Universities and Institutes, Jiangsu, July 2017.

Invited Keynote Speaker at RMIT University’s Business Research Showcase 2016, speech entitled “Pioneering co-operation for research with impact”, Melbourne, October 2016.

Invited Speaker at Innovation for Financial Services 2015, “The Future of FinTech”, Singapore, October 2015.

Invited speaker at the Technology Innovation International (TII) conference, speech on Funding and commercializing research entitled “The innovation journey: from ideas to novelties”, Singapore, May 2015.

Invited speaker and panelist at ‘Consumer Protection in Financial Services: The Challenges of Innovation and Capital Markets Union’, organized by CEPS and ECRI, Brussels, May 2015.

Invited Panelist at FinTech Montréal Forum, The Appeal of the FinTech Sector to Venture Capitalists: World Trends, Crowdfunding and Challenges, Montréal, October 2014.

Invited speaker at Academy of Management, PDW “Innovation & Collective Intelligence in Services: The next big brand”, speech on “Strategy and Structure of an open business model in services”, Philadelphia, August 2014.

Invited Panelist at Open Innovation Seminar with Henry Chesbrough, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg, May 2014.

Invited speaker at Academy of Management, PDW “Innovation Cocktail for Venture Growth: Global Experiences”, speech on “New Venture Financing: a private funding perspective”, Orlando, August 2013,.

Invited speaker on the Impact of Open Innovation at the “Open Innovation 2.0” conference, organised by Bror Salmelin, European Commission, Dublin, May 2013.

Invited keynote speaker at 9th INSME Annual Meeting “The Governance of Innovation: Building an Innovative Eco-System for SMEs”, Izmir, May 2013.

Challenges for cross-border entrepreneurs, invited speaker and panelist at the Global Symposium on Cross-border entrepreneurship and Innovation, ESSEC-SMU, Singapore, December 2012

Invited speaker at Innovation for Financial Services, speech on “Towards accrued transparency in the fund industry – the role of intangible metrics”, Luxembourg, September 2012.

Invited panelist and speaker at international cooperation workshop with the Joint Research Centre cooperation, speech on “Innovation policies in small countries”, Luxembourg, September 2012.

Other Activities

Member of the IDC Financial Insights Innovation Awards, Singapore, 2013 and Singapore 2014 and 2016.

Member of the jury of the University-Industry Innovation Network Award, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Member of Jury of the Accenture Financial Innovation Awards, February 2012 and February 2013.