Prof. LENNY KOH
Director, Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre, University of Sheffield,
"Shaping world-wide resource sustainability policy & industry practice through cutting-edge research - USA, Europe & China"
Professor Lenny Koh, BEng (Hons), PhD, FRSA, is a Chair Professor in Operations Management, Founders and Directors of the Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Research Centre at the Management School of the University of Sheffield & the Faculty’s Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES), at The University of Sheffield, UK. She is also the co-founder of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems (SCMIS) Consortium, a global network of leading academic and practitioners driving research and knowledge exchange on supply chain and information systems. A World leading mind recognised amongst FRSs and Nobel Laureates within the University, Professor Koh is a Senior Chair Professor, an internationally renowned and established authority in supply chain especially on low carbon and sustainability, with a high H-index (World number 2) and high research income generation in her discipline internationally. She is active in leading a 2022 Futures initiative advancing resource efficiency and supply chain disciplines, navigating a new translational model for connecting invention/basic science at lower TRL to higher TRL. Her work appears in top quality and high impact journals such as International Journal of Production Research, Journal of The Operational Research Society, International Journal of Production Economics, OMEGA, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, Production Planning and Control, Environmental Science and Technology, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review.
She has pioneered and led many large scale, complex, multi partners, multi- and inter - disciplinary projects successfully (over 60 million Euros). These are funded by EPSRC, ESRC, EU, TSB and other key external bodies in the UK, Europe and internationally. Prof Koh is also global leader of the Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre - a hub enabling knowledge and technology transfer on resource efficiency & environmental sustainability (including nuclear, agrifood, clean-tech) with branches in the USA, China and Europe. More details can be found here:
Dr Dimitri Corpakis, is an engineer and planner by training and has to date more than thirty years’ experience in European affairs. He is a former EU official, advising organisations, governments and local and regional authorities on innovation, growth and technological change.
Dimitri has more than 30 years’ experience on the European integration process. He has worked in many policy areas including Education and Training, Information and Communication Technologies, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Regional Innovation Ecosystems with an emphasis on interactions and synergies between the Union’s Research and Innovation and Cohesion Policies (European Structural and Investment Funds).
In recent years, Dimitri led the European Commission’s DG Research’s Unit on the Regional Dimension of Innovation (now called ‘Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation) managing the FP7 Programmes on Regions of Knowledge and Research Potential, building links with the Union’s Cohesion Policy, with a strong focus on developing Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3), ensuring the Commission’s link with the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe and managing actions on closing the innovation divide (new Horizon 2020 Part IV on Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation (Teaming, Twinning and ERA Chairs). His current research interests focus on innovation, growth and technological change.
Dr. DIMITRI CORPAKIS
Former Senior European Union Official - DG Research - Regional Dimension of Innovation Unit,
"Transforming European Union policies on Innovation & Entrepreneurship - key challenges from 2020"
Prof. MARTIN JONES
Trustee, Regional Studies Association & Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University,
Professor Martin Jones joined Staffordshire University as Deputy Vice-Chancellor in May 2017 and has responsibility for Research, Digital Services, Estates and Commercial Services, Technical Services and Staffordshire University Academy Trust. Martin joined the University from the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, where he was Director of the White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (WRDTC)—a £20 million ESRC-funded research consortium between the universities of Sheffield, Leeds and York—and also Professor of Urban and Regional Political Economy. Martin led the application to become a Doctoral Training Partnership, also involving the White Rose partners and the universities of Hull, Sheffield Hallam, Bradford, and Manchester Metropolitan, which was ranked top by the ESRC's peer review process.
Martin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Academician, Academy of the Social Sciences -elected for his contributions to human geography and to policy debates on the economic development sector. He received an honorary professorial position (Docentship) in Oulu, Finland, in recognition of research on the ‘geography of regions’ and was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Geography for international scholarship on the ‘state spatial selectivity’ connections between geography and theories of the state. Martin is the originator and co-editor of the journal Territory, Politics, Governance, and plays an active role in learned societies through the Regional Studies Association.
Author or editor of 10 books and over 150 publications for a variety of audiences, Martin is an interdisciplinary researcher, working in the broad area of society and space and specifically on the interface between economic and political geography. Martin has conducted empirical work in and around university-places, working with local community groups and public policy officials to seek to improve economic and social conditions and the life chances of disadvantaged people in disadvantaged places. He has given evidence to UK Government Select Committees on skills, business support, and regional development and worked alongside the European Commission through its Week of Regions and Cities. More details can be found here:
Loet Leydesdorff (Ph.D. Sociology, M.A. Philosophy, and M.Sc. Biochemistry) is Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam. He has published extensively in systems theory, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation (see at http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=ych9gNYAAAAJ&hl=en). He received the Derek de Solla Price Award for Scientometrics and Informetrics in 2003; ISI lists him as a highly-cited author at 2004. Over his career, he has been cited more than 44 000 times on his work.
Prof Leydesdorff has published extensively in systems theory, social network analysis, scientometrics, and the sociology of innovation (see for a list of publications at ). In 2006, he published The Knowledge-Based Economy: Modeled, Measured, Simulated ( Boca Rotan , FL : Universal Publishers). Previous monographs are: A Sociological Theory of Communication: The Self-Organization of the Knowledge-Based Society (2001) and The Challenge of Scientometrics: The development, measurement, and self-organization of scientific communications (1995). With Henry Etzkowitz, he initiated a series of workshops, conferences, and special issues about the Triple Helix of University-Industry-Government Relations. He received the Derek de Solla Price Award for Scientometrics and Informetrics in 2003 and held "The City of Lausanne" Honor Chair at the School of Economics , Université de Lausanne, in 2005.In 2007, he was Vice-President of Computing Anticipatory Systems (CASYS'07).
Prof Leydesdorff is an international pioneer of the "Quadruple Helix Model" - the cornerstone of Responsible Innovation and a core guidance for policy making in the European Union.
For more details: https://www.leydesdorff.net/cv.htm.