The REvaluation 2021 Conference proudly presents its first two keynote speakers:

Paul Hünermund will hold a speech about science, technology & innovation policy and causality and Luke Georghiou will share his long-standing experience cross-cutting academia, policy and business.

Dr. Paul Hünermund is an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the department of Strategy & Innovation at Copenhagen Business School. He studied economics at the University of Mannheim, HEC Lausanne and New York University, and obtained a Ph.D. in Business Economics from KU Leuven in Belgium. His research interests lie in the area of innovation, firm strategy, R&D policy and data science. Paul Hünermund is part of the editorial board of the Journal of Causal Inference and member of the executive team of the Technology and Innovation Management (TIM) division at the Academy of Management.

Professor Luke Georghiou is the University of Manchester’s Deputy President and Deputy Vice-Chancellor. From 2010 to 2017 Luke was responsible for the University’s research strategy and its implementation and doctoral training.  Among other duties he continues in his new role to be responsible for business engagement and commercialisation activities.  He is active in research and policy advice to governments and business. Luke is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Manchester Science Partnerships, the UK’s largest science park company and a Non-Executive Director of the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.  Since 2016 he has chaired the Steering Committee of the European Universities Association Council for Doctoral Education.  He was elected to the Academia Europaea in 2011. He has published extensively on research and innovation policy and management in leading outlets. He holds a PhD (1982) and BSc from The Victoria University of Manchester.

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