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Professor Erkko Autio holds the Chair in Technology Venturing and Entrepreneurship and is Director of the Doctoral Programme at Imperial College London Business School. His research interests are in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship policy (notably, National and Regional Systems of Entrepreneurship), innovation ecosystems, innovation momentum strategies, business model innovation and innovation from Big Science.
He is currently developing new approaches to evaluation National Systems of Entrepreneurship, in his capacity of Research Director of the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index GEDI. This has enabled him to develop a number of international research collaborations. More generally, his research focuses on high-growth entrepreneurship, new venture internationalisation, technology-based venturing, business model innovation, technology strategy and ecosystem strategies. His research has been published widely in A* research journals. In addition to research merits, Erkko Autio has been a founder, non-executive director and advisory board member of a number of companies from consultancy to technology-based ventures and venture funds, and he has worked widely with industry and government in Europe and Asia. He has advised the European Commissioner for Innovation and Entrepreneurship on high-growth entrepreneurship policy, he chaired the Europe Innova Expert Panel on ‘Gazelle’ Policy from 2006 to 2008 and he is a long-time advisor to the National Technology Agency Tekes and other Finnish government agencies on high-growth entrepreneurship policy.
Published: 1 April 2013
ERC White Paper No 1