Organisational Members


University of Turku

School of Economics
FI-20014, Turku Finland

Contact: Anne K T Yliopisto (*email address protected*)

The University of Turku, founded in 1920, is located in Turku in southwestern Finland (EU). The second largest university in the country as measured by student enrollment, after the University of Helsinki. It has seven faculties: medicine, natural sciences, education, law, school of economics, humanities, and social sciences. The University is a member of the Coimbra Group, and cooperates globally through numerous university networks, programmes, and projects, and is part of some of the oldest and most prestigious networks. The University has an active role in promoting and exporting the Finnish educational expertise worldwide. Turku has an active academic community of 25000 students and staff members – an international research university, a provider and developer of Finnish high-quality education and a strong bellwether of its area, ranging its activities internationally.



Centre for Innovation Management Research

Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London, WC1E7HX United Kingdom

Contact: Helen Lawton Smith (*email address protected*)

The Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research is a research centre of Birkbeck, University of London.

  • The Centre’s research portfolio draws on a variety of academic disciplines across the fields of management, law, geography, economics and science policy.
  • Thematically it encompasses the role of innovation systems, intellectual property rights, markets, social capital, entrepreneurship, globalisation, and more.
  • The implications for management (business and public) and for policy are central to our research.
  • The Centre’s academic team delivers high quality teaching to undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship.