Manchester Institute of Innovation Research


Manchester Institute of Innovation Research Seminar Series

The Manchester Institute of Innovation Research runs a series of regular seminars given by visiting speakers to Manchester. These seminars are open to anybody who is interested in science, technology and innovation policy and management.

Confirmed seminars for 2018 are listed below. Please check back for further details, or look our for announcements on our Twitter feed, @MIOIR.

See interviews with previous speakers here.

For further details regarding the seminars, please contact us.

Monday 22 January 2018, 1pm (Coffee from 12.30) City Labs 1
Oxford Road
Professor Bernd Ebersberger, Management Center Innsbruck, Austria Does openness matter for innovation performance?
Monday 26 February 2018,
1pm (coffee from 12.30)
City Labs 1
Oxford Road
Dr Raquel Ortega-Argiles
Birmingham Business School
The Continental Divide? Economic Exposure to Brexit in Regions and Countries on Both Sides of the Channel
Monday 19 March 2018, 1pm (coffee from 12.30) City Labs 1
Oxford Road
Professor Tim Foxon
Energy and Economic Growth: Why we need a new pathway to prosperity
24 April 2018, 12.30 (coffee from midday) University Place Dr Jack Stilgoe
University College London
Machine learning, social learning and the governance of self-driving cars
14 May 2018
1pm (coffee from 12.30)
City Labs 1
Oxford Road
Dr Sarah Hartley
Exeter Business School
The Governance of Biotechnology

Seminars from 2016-17 included:

Monday 12 June 2017 Valentina De Marchi
Department of Economics and Management, University of Padova, Italy

Sustainability innovations and tensions among value chain partners: insights from the tannery industry
Tuesday 6 September 2016


Keun Lee
Professor of Economics at the Seoul National University, Korea and the Founding Director of the Center for Economic Catch-up
Catch-up cycles and changes in industrial leadership in six industries
Friday 9 September 2016

J. Peter Murmann
Professor of Management at AGSM, University of New South Wales Business School, New South Wales, Australia
China’s new-to-the-world innovation performance and its antecedents: Evidence from international patent statistics
Monday 3 October 2016

Pablo Catalán
Associate professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Concepción, Chile
Emerging innovation policies and their impacts in Chile
Wednesday 5 October 2016 Jose Guimon
Associate Professor in Applied Economics and Research Fellow at
UAM-Accenture Chair in Economics and Management of Innovation, Universida Autonoma de Madrid, Spain
The role of universities in global innovation networks
Thursday 10 November 2016  Lucia Piscitello
Hallsworth Visiting Professor at Alliance Manchester Business School
The reshoring of business services: reaction to failure or coherent strategy?
Monday 21 November 2016  George Yip
Imperial College, London
 China’s next strategic advantage: From imitation to innovation
Thursday 2 February 2017 Dan Hodges
Innovate UK and transparency data
Monday 6 February 2017 Liz Allen
Accelerating science, understanding impact: the promise of open science.
Monday 6 March 2017 Rick Delbridge, Cardiff Business School and Linda Magee, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre

Rethinking the University, the Triple Helix, and Regional Innovation

Monday 20 March 2017 Jan Youtie,
Director of Policy Research Services, Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute
How do international university research ventures become institutionalised
Monday 5 June 2017 Pier Paolo Saviotti

Faculty of Geosciences, Cross-faculty “Institutions” program, sub-theme “innovation”, Utrecht University

Innovation, structural change and employment: A long term view and some policy implications
Monday 2 October 2017 Dr Leonie van Drooge
Rathenau Instituut, Netherlands
 From evaluating research in context towards evaluating challenge oriented research intensive initiatives – from indicators to indications
Monday 6 October 2017 Professor Luigi Marengo
 Shaping, Searching, and Endogenous Selection: The Quest for Superior Performance
Thursday 23 November Dr Alexsey Gusev, Russian Venture Company & Dr Victor Vakhstein, University of Moscow

Uncovering the roots of “technological optimism”: paradoxes of attitudes towards technologies in Russia compared to other European nations


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