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Prof. Luiz Marcio Spinosa

Araucaria Foundation - Science, Technology and Innovation Agency of Paraná State
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TH Chapter Brazil


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE (30 years) His present academic work concerns theoretical and field consulting on: i) innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge representation, ii) public policies, management practices and processes for shaping innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems and iii) the mutually effects of regions and innovation ecosystems. He is Visiting Scholar at Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley and Deputy Convener of the National Innovation Systems and Models of the Triple Helix Association. He is Visiting Professor at Federal University of Santa Catarina (BR). He was full Professor and Researcher in the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (BR) (1999-2018). He earned his Ph.D. degree in Production and Informatics and his Diplôme d’études approfondies (equivalent to Master in Science) in CIM Systems from Université d’Aix-Marseille III in France, 1990-1996, both in Artificial Intelligence field. Also he received his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree and his Bachelor of Computer Science degree from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, 1983-1991. In 2003 he got a Specialization Degree in Innovation Management from the University of Texas and Simon Fraiser University, Austin (USA) and Vancouver (CAN). In 2018 he got a Specialization on Designing a Smart Specialization Strategy from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. His work has been recognized through some awards and honors such as the Academic honor as best student in B.S. Computer Science (1993-1986), Special Training Program Fellowship, (1984-1986), Master in Science Fellowship (1987-1991), Doctorate Fellowship (1991-1996), ESPRIT Program of European Commission Researcher Fellowship, (1996-1999), and Industrial Training National Service Visiting Researcher (2013) and Visiting Scholar Fellowship (2016-2017). He produced more than a hundred published articles and books´ chapters. He is also co-author of the book SELFINOVA – Methodology for Innovation Plans, used by more than a 100 enterprises in Brazil. APPLIED EXPERIENCE (25 years) His present applied experience is related with enterprises and government. His work concerns the management of scientific and technical programs at Araucária Foundation. He is responsible for the coordination (government-side) of 25 research and innovation networks in the areas of Digital Transformation, Sustainable Development, Agribusiness, Biotech & Health, Smart Cities, Renewable Energy, and Education & New Society. He worked in several private and public organizations and occupied head positions, such as: Coordinator of the Innovation Office (2014-2017) in the Brazilian Institute for Quality and Productivity. Director of the Innovation Agency (2009-2013), Director of the PUCPR Technopark (2009-2013), Director of Strategic Planning and Integration (2006-2008), Director of the Technology and Science Institute (2006-2008), Coordinator of the PUCPR Technologic Consultancy Network (2008-2009), General Coordinator of Strategic S&T Areas (2017-today), all then in Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná. During the period 1999-2003 he was Coordinator of the Paraná ICT World Class Program, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, in the Science and Technology State Secretary. He is owner and mentor of two tech-based enterprises, the KnowIn – Knowledge and Innovation Agents- and Akrivós - S&T in Healthy Industry. Some organizations attended with consultancies, projects and courses by Prof. Spinosa are: PUCPR, UFSC, ITAIPU/PTI, NOKIA, SIEMENS, LEGO, SOFHAR, WHITE MARTINS S/A, SISGRAPH S/A, VOLVO CE, RACCO, AMVALI, S&T State Secretary of Paraná, CITS, TECPAR, NTS-BRASIL, SOFTEX, IBQP, FIEP, and ESPRIT-EU. He is a full member and advisor to some councils: Council for Funding Tech-based Enterprises in Curitiba (BR), Council for the Innovation Ecosystem of Curitiba City (Vale do Pinhão), Council for Science and Technology of Paraná State (Strategic Areas GT), Council for the Agribusiness Program of Parana State. He coordinated or participated in more than 50 scientific and technological development projects in Brazil and abroad.

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National Innovation Systems and Models

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research

Knowledge and Technology Transfer National Innovation Systems and Models

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