Muthu de Silva is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Birkbeck, University of London, UK. Her research investigates co-creation, intermediaries and university-business interactions. She has published in Research Policy, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, R&D Management Journal, International Small Business Journal, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Studies in Higher Education and received best paper awards in Innovation by the BAM Conference in 2015 and 2016. She has secured major grants from Innovate UK, Intellectual Property Office, EU and British Academy/Leverhulme, and British Academy of Management. She is a fellow of Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.