Luke Georghiou - Biography#

Luke is Vice-President for Research and Innovation at the University of Manchester and Professor of Science and Technology Policy and Management in the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research at Manchester Business School. He has been on the staff of its precursor institute, PREST, since 1977 and was its Executive Director from 1990-2004. He is responsible for the University’s research strategy and its implementation and for business engagement and commercialisation activities. He continues to be active in research and policy advice to governments and business.

He has chaired several international panels examining research and innovation issues including acting as rapporteur for the influential report to European leaders, Creating an Innovative Europe which put demand-side innovation policy onto the political agenda, and as Chairman of the High-level Expert Group on Rationales for the European Research Area which recommended a refocusing of European research and innovation support on a series of grand challenges. In the UK he was a member of the Glover committee which reported to the Treasury and BIS on access to public procurement by SMEs and chaired its expert sub-group. He was for 6 years an elected member of the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester and for 10 a member of the Board of Directors of Manchester Science Park Limited. He is on the editorial board of eight journals and has published extensively in leading outlets including Science and Nature.

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