Mrs. Marina Ranga
Marina Ranga works with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Seville and is also an Associate Professor on Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Warsaw’s School of Management. Prior to that, she held academic positions at Stanford University (2009-2015) and at several universities in Europe (Newcastle University Business School, University of Groningen, University of Warsaw and SPRU, Sussex University) during 2005-2014.
She holds a PhD and an MSc in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, Sussex University and an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest.
Her research focuses on National and regional innovation systems; Regional innovation and Smart specialisation; The Entrepreneurial University, academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer and research commercialization; Gender in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. In these areas, she has a broad research and publication record (over 65 papers in top academic journals, a book, book chapters, research reports – h-index 19), guest-edited four journal special issues on innovation and entrepreneurship themes, and serves in four journal Editorial Boards.
Since 2003 she has conducted extensive consultancy and advisory work for the EC, several UN bodies, national and regional government innovation agencies. Among others, she chaired the EC Advisory Group on H2020 “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” (2014-2016) and was a member of the UN-ECE Team of Experts on Innovation and Competitiveness Policy since 2007. She was an evaluator for several H2020 funding schemes and for national innovation agencies in the Netherlands, Poland and Hungary. She chaired the Strategy Committee of the Triple Helix Association (2010-2012) and served in over 20 conference scientific committees, coordinating various international networks.
She currently serves as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, of the Scientific Board of the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) and of the Strategic Advisory Board of Imperial College’s Institute for Molecular Science and Engineering.
She is also a multilingual speaker, having delivered over 100 keynote lectures, invited talks and presentations in conferences and other scientific events in the US, Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.