The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Speaker Series presents a lecture with one of the world’s leaders in the study of collaboration among academia, industry and government. Marina Ranga, Senior Researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Seville, Spain, will discuss “Building the Next Generation of Innovators: The Strive for More Women in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship” on Wednesday, March 27, from 1 pm to 2 pm in Frey Hall, Room 100.
Dr. Ranga is also Associate Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Prior to that, she worked at Stanford University as Senior Researcher at H-STAR Institute (2010-2015) and Faculty Research Fellow at Clayman Institute for Gender Research (2009-2010). In Europe, she held several academic positions in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Newcastle University Business School, Groningen University, University of Warsaw and Sussex University (2005-2014).
She holds a MSc and PhD in Science and Technology Policy from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of Sussex University, and a MSc/BA in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. Her main areas of expertise include: national and regional innovation systems; smart specialization and regional innovation; academic entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial university, university-Industry cooperation; and gender in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. In these areas, she has developed an extensive research portfolio and a solid publication record, including more than 60 book chapters, articles in top-tier journals, and research and consultancy reports.
Since 2003 Dr. Ranga has conducted extensive consulting and advisory work for the European Commission, several UN bodies, and national and regional government agencies. Among others, she chaired the European Commision’s Advisory Group on Horizon 2020 “Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation” (2014-2016) and the Strategy Committee of the Triple Helix Association (2010-2012). She has been an evaluator for Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Fellowships and for national innovation agencies in the Netherlands, Poland and Hungary. She currently serves as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities, and of the Scientific Board of the University-Industry Innovation Network.