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 Researcher at McGill University, Montréal, Canada, April 2012 – May 2012.

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

Board Memberships

Director, Community Engagement & ISPIM Board (International Society for Professional Innovation Management), worldwide network active in the field of innovation management, consisting of academics, business, consultants, and policy makers – since June 2023

Deputy Head of the Advisory Board of ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management), June 2012 and until the advisory board was discontinued in 2018

ISPIM Scientific Committee – Member since 2008

IEEE – Member since 2002

Member of the Scientific Board of the University Industry Innovation Network and Conference (

Member of the New Club of Paris (agenda developer for the Knowledge economy) – Member since 2007

Founding Member of the WICI (World Intellectual Capital Initiative) and of IC Luxembourg

Founding Member of the IC Luxembourg, Luxembourg-based ASBL aiming at promoting IC measurement, management and reporting

Member of the Academy of Management, EURAM, Strategic Management Society

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

Member of the Jury of the Accenture Financial Innovations – February 2012 and February 2013

Mentor (as an experienced leader in the FinTech industry) for the Startupbootcamp’s FinTech 2020 Program. 7 companies from 100’s of applicants were selected to join this proven and world-leading digital accelerator program.

Invited talks (selected)

Speaker, ISPIM Conference 2023 – Conversation with Hannes Erler, ex Director Innovation Ecosystems at Swarovski Professional: ‘New learnings from dynamic use of innovation ecosystems’, at ISPIM Connects Salzburg: The Sound of Innovation, Salzburg, December 2023.

Speaker, ISPIM Conference 2023 – Workshop: Junior Research Lab – ‘Research Pathways to Impact’, with Kateryna Kryzhanivska (LUT), Special Interest Group Leaders, Frontiers of Impact, ISPIM, at ISPIM Connects Salzburg: The Sound of Innovation, Salzburg, December 2023.

Moderator, ISPIM Conference 2023 – Panel Discussion: ‘The Salzburg Innovation Ecosystem’, at ISPIM Connects Salzburg: The Sound of Innovation, Salzburg, December 2023.

Co-lead, ISPIM Conference 2023 – Workshop: ‘The Open Innovation Learning Saloon’, with co-leads Rumy Narayan of UVA and Georg Macher of TUG, at ISPIM Connects Salzburg: The Sound of Innovation, Salzburg, December 2023.

Facilitator and Speaker, ISPIM Conference, Workshop: ‘All about becoming an impact champion’, at ISPIM Innovation and Circular Economy, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2023.

Panelist, Technology and Security for One World C20 Summit at Coimbatore, Technology Financing from the Civil Society Perspective: Civil Society’s Take on Financing Technology for Progress, (led by Dr. Nava Subramaniam, Dean – Amrita School of Business Co-Chair – Technology, Security and Transparency WG – C20 Amrita University, Coimbatore, India), May 2023.

Panelist, The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), in partnership with Hiroshima Prefecture, Conference FinTech Ecosystem: Leveraging its impact in the economy and climate change: FinTech in Development Practice, March 2023. Talk shared some thoughts on FinTech for development and sustainability. An exciting agenda embracing some of most topical issues around financial inclusion (a multifaceted phenomenon) , the diversity of underpinning business models , the promises of digital assets, the role of regulation supervision (and experimentation with regulatory sandboxes), how those technologies can assist in tackling /mitigating climate change and its impact, the urgent need for digital skills, in particular to address mounting cybersecurity threats – and much more around literacy, ESG, skills of the future, diffusion of FinTech solutions while balancing financial stability.

Panelist, ESOF 2022 EuroScience Open Forum – ‘Revisiting Entrepreneurship & Innovation Education & Practice for Societal Impact’, July 2022.

Panelist, ISPIM Copenhagen 2022 – ‘Digital X’ (led by Abayomi Bayere of Copenhagen Business School), at ISPIM Innovating in a Digital World, June 2022.

Interviewer, ISPIM Copenhagen 2022 – interviewed Dr. Christian Bason, CEO of DCC-Danish Design Centre, on his new volume: ‘Expand: Stretching the Future by Design’, at ISPIM Innovating in a Digital World, June 2022.

Panelist, ISPIM Valencia 2021 – ‘Future of Learning for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE)’, at ISPIM Connects Valencia Conference – Reconnect, Rediscover, Reimagine, November 2021.

Invited Speaker, MCSA Staff Exchange 2021 on ‘A global touch to Research Translation’, OpenInnoTrain Project, at the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges info session, organized by the EU Commission, November 2021.

Invited Keynote Speaker, Barcelona New Economy Week 2021, on “New Payments, Behavioural Change, New ways of Engaging” at the session: The New Payments Era Revolution – New Consumers, New Economy, October 2021.

Invited Speaker, Copenhagen FinTech Week 2021 on “The Age of FinTech: Implications for Research, Policy & Practice” at the Research Symposium: Making The World A Better Place With Fintech Research, September 2021.

Panellist and Moderator, ISPIM Berlin 2021 on “Industry 5.0 – The Next Frontier?” at the XXXII ISPIM Innovation Conference – Innovating Our Common Future, June 2021.

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

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

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.

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 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.