Emerging Technology for Impact
As an EU Marie Curie Fellow, I worked at the European Commission DG Joint Research Centre's headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and at Grenoble School of Management (France) with a focus on emerging technologies for social and economic impact, particularly in the areas of environmental sustainability and health.
My work at the European Commission was aimed at spurring more innovation and technology transfer in Europe, and investing in eco-industry, health and other public interest technologies. I focused on the EU multi-billion Euro research & innovation fund Horizon 2020, which was designed and launched back then to invest into technologies for environmental, health and social impact.
I collaborated with a number of partner organizations that are active in terms of researching, developing, and bringing to market emerging technologies. Among them were companies such as Intel, Siemens, GSK, and Bayer, top European universities such as IE Business School and Rotterdam's Erasmus University, and research labs such as Fraunhofer and CERN.
Together with colleagues from Grenoble-em, Bocconi, and CERN, I also conducted research at the intersection of management, sociology, science policy, and philosophy of science and technology, which was disseminated through various conference proceedings and by Edward Elgar Publishing as part of a book on the management of emerging technologies for socio-economic impact put together by a number of Marie Curie Fellows and faculty from around Europe.
As my research progressed by using network science and various computational techniques, I inspired (and later helped) CERN to launch Collaboration Spotting, a data analytics platform helping scientific labs and companies to find new technology pathways and R&D collaborators increasing their technology transfer to society. This software is now used in other fields too, and CERN has included CollSpotting among its success stories.