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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), where I conducted both academic and practitioner-oriented research on emerging technologies for social and economic impact, particularly in the areas of environmental sustainability and people & planet heath.

My work at the European Commission was aimed at spurring more innovation, technology transfer, and investing in bio and climate technologies in Europe. My focus was particularly on the EU multi-billion Euro research & innovation fund Horizon 2020, which significantly invested in technologies for the environment and human health.

As part of such work, I collaborated with a number of partner organizations that were very active in terms of researching, developing, and bringing emerging technologies to the global markets. Among them were companies such as Intel, Siemens, GSK, and top European universities such as IE Business School and Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and research labs such as the Fraunhofer Institute and CERN.

 

Together with colleagues from Grenoble School of ManagementBocconi, 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 a publication with 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 Faculty & Fellows from around Europe.

 

As my research progressed by using information & network science and various computational techniques, I ended up inspiring (and later helping) CERN to launch Collaboration Spotting, a data analytics platform helping scientific labs and companies to find new scientific and technological pathways and collaborators to accelerate their interdisciplinary research and technology transfer to society. This software is now used in other fields too, and CERN has included CollSpotting among its success stories.

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