Individual Members

CorpakisDr Dimitrios Corpakis

Former European Commission
Brussels BELGIUM
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Dr Dimitri Corpakis, an engineer by training, has to date more than thirty years’ experience in European affairs. Dimitri has worked in many EU policy areas including Education, ICT, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Regional Innovation Ecosystems with an emphasis on interactions and synergies between the Union’s Research and Innovation and Cohesion Policies (European Structural and Investment Funds. In recent years, Dimitri led the European Commission’s DG Research’s Unit on the Regional Dimension of Innovation (now called ‘Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation) managing the FP7 Programmes on Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential, building links with the Union’s Cohesion Policy, with a strong focus on developing Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3), ensuring the Commission’s link with the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe and managing actions on closing the innovation divide (new Horizon 2020 Part IV on Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation (Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs). Dimitri can be reached at *email address protected* (until August 31, 2016) and then only on *email address protected*. He can be followed on LinkedIn ( and on Twitter (

Areas of interest in TH research:
Regional innovation ecosystems.


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Mike Burbridge

Curtin University
Gooseberry Hill AUSTRALIA
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Mike has worked in sustainable development, in the public service, academia and business, for twenty-five years. He is currently a PhD student looking at how industry, government and academia can innovate to deliver a low (or zero) carbon future.

Areas of interest in TH research:
Collaboration, innovation, partnership, and co-creation.


CarsanigaEduardo Carsaniga

Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO)
Rio de Janeiro BRAZIL
*email address protected*
(TH Chapter Brazil)

Eduardo Carsaniga is a student of Production Engineering at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. He is Certified for Electronical technical by ETE Lauro Gomes (SP); a member of Higher Council of Education, Research and Extension (UNIRIO); Founder of the Academic Centre of Engineering UNIRIO; and President of the Academic Centre of Engineering UNIRIO (2015-2016).

Areas of interests in TH research:
Production and innovation.



Kiki Sudiana

Padjajaran University
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Kiki Sudiana is a Phd student, and also works at the Bandung Technopark.

Areas of interest in TH research:
Effectiveness of innovation cluster/Technopark.


Tomasz Golinski

Stanford University
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Tomasz Golinski is a technology entrepreneurship enthusiast and exponent of innovation based economy. His professional experience consists of skills and a broad knowledge of investment banking and corporate finance. Tomasz is a PhD candidate, amplifying his interests in research commercialisation, technology transfer, and the activity of innovative start-ups.

Areas of interest in TH research:
Research commercialization and university-government-business cooperation.


Professor Guilherme Ary Plonski

University of São Paulo
San Paolo BRAZIL
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Master and Doctor in Industrial Engineering, Fulbright Visiting Research Fellow Full Professor, University of São Paulo.


Manuel Alfaro Sifontes

Universidad Dr Jose Matias Delgado
Nuevo Cuscatlán EL SALVADOR
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Social Psychologist, MSc, Head of Research Department, Faculty of Postgraduate Studies, Universidad Dr José Matías Delgado, El Salvador, Central America.

Areas of interest in TH research:
Social networks, entrepreneurship, and attitudes.


Justin Axel-Berg

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