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Kyriaki Papageorgiou

Kyriaki Papageorgiou

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Kyriaki Papageorgiou is a Senior Researcher and Marie Curie Fellow at the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management at ESADE in Barcelona, and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University for Spring 2016. Kyriaki is currently working on her EU-funded Marie Curie project entitled “Innovation in Action: Studying Innovation in Times of Crisis.” Her research looks at the prominence given to innovation as the key to tackling complex socioeconomic challenges, particularly at the European Union policy level. While at Harvard, Kyriaki will be working on two academic articles. The first presents the EU’s “Knowledge and Innovation Communities” (KICs) against the burgeoning management studies literature on hybrid organizations. The second paper reviews emergent innovation trends and explores the broader economic and cultural transformations that these might point to.

Kyriaki has a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine. Kyriaki’s doctoral work addressed questions of epistemology and scientific uncertainties with a focus on biotechnology and agriculture. The entry point to her PhD research was how GMOs were regulated in Egypt in the absence of internationally accepted biosafety guidelines. This work was awarded grants from the National Science Foundation, the Wenner-Gren Foundation, UNESCO’s Program on the Ethics of Science and Technology, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society.

Between 2008 and 2012, Kyriaki worked for the Delegation of the European Union to Egypt where she observed, monitored and reported on research and innovation policies and activities across the Southern Mediterranean region. She has also served as an independent expert to Egypt´s Ministry of Scientific Research, the Canadian International Development Research Center, the European Commission´s Directorate for Research and Innovation and the Union for the Mediterranean. She continues to be involved in policy-oriented work through her participation in collaborative projects that aim to enhance international collaboration in research and innovation.

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