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Prof. ABHIJIT BHATTACHARYA
University of Trinidad and Tobago
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Prof. Abhijit Bhattacharya holds M.Sc in Physics & Mathematics from Patrice Lumumba University, Moscow. He also has a PhD in economics and carried out post-doctoral research in Harvard University. He is a recipient of fellowships from Rockefeller Foundation, Japanese Shipbuilding Industry and others. He taught courses on innovation, strategy and entrepreneurship at doctoral and post-graduate levels in different universities in various parts of the world. During 2001 – 2005 Prof. Bhattacharya worked as International Chair Professor and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Natal, South Africa. He also set up a Business Incubator in Durban in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development and Japan International Cooperation Agency. In 1995, he used the satellite communication facilities of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and conducted an entrepreneurship programme from the ISRO Headquarters covering nine Indian states. The programme concept was later adopted by a popular TV channel. As a consultant for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) he also assisted some Central Asian countries to create SME development centres.
Professor Bhattacharya is currently with The University of Trinidad and Tobago as Professor of Entrepreneurship and assisting the UTT in its transformation to an entrepreneurial university and drafted various policy documents for such a transformation. Before joining UTT in April,2013, he was working as the director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Arthur Lok Jack Graduate School of Business from November, 2010
Areas of interests in TH research
policy formulation and developing implementation matrix for an entrepreneurial university, Technology commercialization
Areas of competence and expertise in TH research
Academic spinoffs; Business accelerator model development together with university and industry, Innovation management
Main works and publications