Author: "Areas of Innovation in a Global World", www.areasofinnovation.com. Innovation management practitioner and published scholar. Affiliated Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. Has worked across Europe and globally in the development of international partnerships in business, education and innovation ecosystems. Has collaborated with International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Nokia, Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Trainers’ House, Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. Defended the Doctoral Dissertation on female entrepreneurs in Scandinavia, and was awarded a prize by United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for practical contribution to entrepreneurship.