Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 20th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Jonas Colen Ladeia Torrens, home institute – SPRU, University of Sussex, UK, supervisor –
Johan Schot, will go to Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University,
The Netherlands, supervisor – Rob Raven, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is:
’Understanding the development of urban transformative capacity in Bristol and Medellin’.
2. Dhruba Borah, home institute – Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), UK,
supervisor – Silvia Massini, will go to Politecnico di Milano POLIMI, Italy, supervisor – Lucia
Piscitello, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ‘Challenges for offshoring R&D to emerging
countries: Evidence from foreign R&D subsidiaries in India’.
3. Fengjie Pan, home institute – Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), UK,
supervisor – Ian Miles, will go to Université Paris-Est, Institut Francilien Recherche
Innovation Société (IFRIS), France, supervisor – Philippe Larédo, for 3 months. The title of
her thesis is: ‘Managing knowledge, project innovativeness and co-creation in service
innovation’.

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 19th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Andrea Pistorio, home institute – Politecnico di Milano POLIMI, Italy, supervisor – Mariano
Corso, will go to Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), UK, supervisor –
Chiara Marzocchi, for 6 months. The title of his thesis is: ’Diffusion of digital innovations in
innovation ecosystems’.
2. Vahid Sadr, home institute – Politecnico di Milano POLIMI, Italy, supervisor – Massimo
Gaetano Colombo, will go to SPRU, University of Sussex, UK, supervisor – Roberto Camerani,
for 4 months. The title of his thesis is: ‘How firms grow: A comprehensive study of the
growth modes of firms’.

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 16th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Julia Planko, home institute – Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, supervisor –
Maryse M. H. Chappin, will go to INGENIO (CSIS-UPV), Valencia, Spain, supervisor – Davide
Consoli, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ’Collective system building: How innovating
firms can accelerate sustainability transitions.’
2. Elena Denia, home institute – INGENIO (CSIS-UPV), Valencia, Spain, supervisor – Pablo D’Este,
will go to Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The
Netherlands, supervisor – Koen Frenken, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ‘Public
attitudes toward science and knowledge diffusion in Twitter’.
3. Thanh Thao Pham, home institute – LISIS – Institut Francilien Recherche Innovation Socièté
(IFRIS), Université Paris-Est, France, supervisor – Philippe Larédo, will go to Fraunhofer
Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI), Germany, supervisor – Wolfgang
Eichhammer for 4 months. The title of her thesis is: ’An organized population of actors in
the messy decentralized, downstream photovoltaic industry.’
4. Diego Chavarro, home institute – Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex,
UK, supervisor – Puay Tang, will go to INGENIO (CSIS-UPV), Valencia, Spain, supervisor –
Jordi Molas-Gallart for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ‘The emergence and growth of
new communication channels for scientific research. The case of alternative journal indexing
systems.’

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 15th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. María Alejandra Tejada Gómez, home institute –University of Twente, The Netherlands,
supervisor – Stefan Kuhlmann and Hector Gonzalo Ordoñez Matamoros, will go to INGENIO
(CSIS-UPV), Valencia, Spain, supervisor – Jordi Molas-Gallart and Ismael Rafols García, for 3
months. The title of her thesis is: Governance of research at university: the response to
demands in the context of the Scientific Journals System in Colombia – SJSC.

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 14th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Anna Lopez-Hernandez, home institute – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politècnica de Valencia,
Spain, supervisor – Pablo D’Este Cukierman, will go to the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable
Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, supervisor – Maryse Chappin, for 3 months. The
title of her thesis is: ’Start-ups’ dynamic capabilitie for strategic collaboration toward sustainable
business partnerships.’
2. Filippo Albertoni, home institute – Politecnico di Milano, Italy, supervisor – Lucia Piscitello, will go to
Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), UK, supervisor – Silvia Massini for 3 months.
The title of his thesis is: ’Breaking up the value chain: dynamics and performance.’
3. Iris Wanzenböck, home institute – Austrian Institute of Technology Innovation Systems, AIT, Vienna,
Austria, supervisor – Thomas Scherngell, will go to Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development,
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, supervisor – Koen Frenken for 3 months. The title of her
thesis is ‘R&D networks, regional knowledge production and total factor productivity.’
4. Isabella Bianco, home institute – Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth (CNR-IRCrES),
Italy, supervisor – Secondo Rolfo, will go to Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research
(ISI), Germany, supervisor – Knut Koschatzky, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ’Firms R&D
cooperation strategies in regional innovative systems.

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 13th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Julia Planko, home institute – Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, supervisor –
Maryse M. H. Chappin, will go to INGENIO (CSIS-UPV), Valencia, Spain, supervisor – Davide
Consoli, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ’Collective system building: How innovating
firms can accelerate sustainability transitions.’

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 12th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Alberto Benitez-Amado, home institute – CSIC Institute of Public Goods and Policies (IPP), Madrid,
Spain, supervisor – Laura Cruz-Castro, will go to the Institute of Innovation and Governance
Studies (IGS), University of Twente, The Netherlands, supervisor – Stefan Kuhlmann, for 3.5
months. The title of his thesis is: ’Governance, organization and management of universities.’
2. Bianca Cavicchi, home institute – Centre for Technology, Innovation and Culture, University of Oslo,
Norway, supervisor – Olav Wicken, will go to Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of
Sussex, UK, supervisor – Adrian Ely for 7 months. The title of her thesis is: ’Bioenergy system’s
dynamics. Sustainability issues and policy solutions in two regional case studies.’
3. Matilde D’Amelio, home institute – Politecnico di Milano, Italy, supervisor – Lucia Piscitello, will
go to Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), University of Sussex, UK, supervisor – Maria Savona, for
6 months. The title of her thesis is ‘Multinational enterprises and sustainable development:
Access to modern energy services in Africa.’
4. Vincenzo Butticè, home institute – Politecnico di Milano, Italy, supervisor – Chiara Franzoni,
will go to Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, supervisor – Mark Lorenzen, for 3 months.
The title of his thesis is: ’The role of founders in the early growth of cultural and creative ventures’.

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 11th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Filippo Albertoni, home institute – Politecnico di Milano, Italy, supervisor – Lucia
Piscitello, will go to Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, supervisor – Bent
Petersen, for 3 months and the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of
Manchester, UK, supervisor – Silvia Massini, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ’Disintegration
and re-integration of the value chain in the global economy.’
2. Paola Rovelli, home institute – Politecnico di Milano, Italy, supervisor – Cristina Rossi Lamastra, will
go to Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, supervisor – Nicolai J. Foss for 3 months. The
title of her thesis is: ’Top management teams and firms’ organizational design.’
3. Carla María Elizabeth Alvial Palavicino, home institute – Science Technology and Policy
Studies (STePS), University of Twente, The Netherlands, supervisor – Stefan Kuhlmann, will
go to Institut Francilien Recherche Innovation Socièté (IFRIS), Université Paris-Est, France, supervisor
– Pierre Benoit Joly, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is ‘Understanding anticipation
through practices and the constitution of anticipatory regimes in emergent S&T.’

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 10th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Antonio Zinilli, home institute – Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth (CERIS-CNR),
Rome, Italy, supervisor – Emanuela Reale, will go to the Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT),
Austria, supervisor – Matthias Weber, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ’Funding for academic
research: a longitudinal analysis of the project of national research (PRIN).’
2. Elena Mas Tur, home institute – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politècnica de Valencia, Spain,
supervisor – Joaquín M. Azagra-Caro, will go to the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable
Development, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, supervisor – Koen Frenken, for 4
months. The title of her thesis is: ’Knowledge and networks: from creation to diffusion and back
again.’
3. Victor Gómez Valenzuela, home institute – Department of Economics, Autonomous
University of Madrid, Spain, supervisor – Isabel Alvarez, will go to Manchester Institute of
Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Kieron Flanagan, for 3
months. The title of his thesis is ‘Using a conjoint analysis approach to evaluate the
preferences of incentives to innovation of manufacturing and service firms of the Dominican
Republic.’

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 9th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Cristian Matti, home institute – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politècnica de Valencia,
Spain, supervisor – Davide Consoli, will go to the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research
(MIoIR), University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Elvira Uyarra, for 3 months. The title of his
thesis is: ’Knowledge creation within Spanish wind energy multilevel governance system.’
2. Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo, home institute – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV), Universitat Politècnica de
Valencia, Spain, supervisor – Davide Consoli, will go to the Centre for Higher Education Policy
Studies (CHEPS) Institute of Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS), University of Twente, The
Netherlands, supervisor – Paul Benneworth, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ’ Remissioning of universities and the influence of the context: the case of Spain.’
3. Pierre Padilla, home institute – Science Technology and Policy Studies (STePS), University of
Twente, The Netherlands, supervisor –Stefan Kuhlmann, will go to Manchester Institute of
Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Kieron Flanagan, for 1
month. The title of his thesis is ‘Transnational policy learning through strategic intelligence:
the case of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Programme from US to UK.’

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 8th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

1. Thi My Huong Nguyen, home institute – Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR),
University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Philip Shapira, will go to Copenhagen Business School,
Dept of Economics and Management, Denmark, supervisor – Yen Tran, for 3 months. The title of her
thesis is: ’Corporate governance, corporate entrepreneurship and firm performance: Evidence from a
transition economy.’
2. Junwen Luo, home institute – Institute of Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS), University of
Twente, The Netherlands, supervisor –Stefan Kuhlmann, will go to the Manchester Institute of
Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Jakob Edler, for 3 months.
The title of his thesis is: ’Balancing the role of evaluation mechanism in non-university research
institutions.’
3. Maria Karaulova, home institute – Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of
Manchester, UK, supervisor – Philip Shapira will go to Fraunhofer Institute for System and
Innovation Research ISI, Germany, supervisor – Susanne Bührer-Topcu, for 1.5 months. The
title of her thesis is: ’ Societal effects of scientific migration: Insights form Russian speaking
nanoscience émigrés.’
4. Anna Darmani, home institute – Universitat Politècnica de Madrid, Spain, supervisor –
Antonio Hidalgo Nuchera, will go to Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development,
University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, supervisor – Marko Hekkert, for 3 months. The title
of her thesis is ‘Who is in the driver’s seat? Co-evolution and emergence of technological
innovation systems for renewable energy.’
5. Óscar Llopis-Córcoles, home institute – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) has now taken up a postdoctoral position at the University of Bordeaux so will not take up the mobility grant.

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 7th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

June 2013

1. Mabel Sánchez-Barrioluengo, home institute – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Universitat Politècnica
de València, Spain, supervisor – Davide Consoli, will go to the Manchester Institute of Innovation
Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Elvira Uyarra, for 3 months. The title
of her thesis is: ’Re-missioning of universities and the influence of the context: the case of Spain’
2. Julia Olmos-Peñuela, home institute – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Universitat Politècnica de València,
Spain, supervisor – Jordi Molas Gallart, will go to the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies
(CHEPS) – Institute of Innovation and Governance Studies (IGS), University of Twente, The
Netherlands, supervisor – Paul Benneworth, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ’Sciencesociety interactions in the social sciences and humanities.’
3. Djordje Pinter, home institute – Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria, Supervisor – KarlHeinz Leitner, will go to the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of
Manchester, UK, supervisor – Ian Miles, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ’ Role of foresight for
technological strategic decision making in companies.’

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 6th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

March 2013

1. Ana Garcia-Granero, home institute – INGENIO (CSIC-UPV) Universitat Politècnica de
València, Spain, supervisor – Jeda Vega-Jurado, will go to teh Depratment of Strategic
Management & Globalization, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, supervisor – Nicolai Foss, for
3 months. The title of her thesis is: ’the effect of the organizational dimension on external knowledge
processes.’
2. Sofie Dam, home institute – Department fo Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School,
Denmark, supervisor – Carsten Greve, will go to Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR),
University of Mnachester, UK, supervisor – Sally Gee, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is:
’Emerging public-private partnerships and innovation in municipal waste management.’

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 5th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

September 2012

1. Hendrik Steringa, home institute – STePS – University of Twente in Enschede, the
Netherlands, supervisor – Stefan Kuhlmann, will go to The Competence Center Energiepolitik
und Energiemarkte, Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research (ISI), Germany,
supervisor – Wolfgang Eichhammer, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ’Incumbent
electricity companies’strategies in transition.’
2. Emrah Karakaya, home institute – Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain, supervisor –
Antonio Hidalgo Nuchera, will go to The Competence Center Energiepolitik und
Energiemarkte, Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research (ISI), Germany,
supervisor – Karoline Rogge, for 3 months.
3. REVISION OF POSTPONED APPLICATION (from 3rd circulation)
Vajk Miklos Lukacs de Pereny Martens, home Institute – Manchester Institute of Innovation
Research (MIoIR), MBS, University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Marcela Miozzo, will go
to École des Ponts Paris Tech, Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés (LATTS), Paris,
France, supervisor – Philippe Larédo, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ‘Firm
engagement and upgrading in buyer driven global value chains.’ (Postponed)

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 4th call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

June 2012

1. Miriam Hufnagl, home institute – Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research
(ISI), Germany, supervisor – Ralf Linder will go to Department of Business and Politics,
Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark, supervisor- Susana Borrás, for 4 months. The
title of her thesis is: ’Strategic policy making in research and innovcation policy.’

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 3 call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

March 2012

1. Jaime Humberto Sierra Gonzalez, home institute – Manchester Institute of Innovation
Research (MIoIR), MBS, University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Marcela Miozzo will go to
Research Centre on Biotech Business, Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark,
supervisor- Finn Valentin, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ’Financing innovation: a
sectoral approach policy to the motives, sources and implications.’
2. Vajk Miklos Lukacs de Pereny Martens, home Institute – Manchester Institute of Innovation
Research (MIoIR), MBS, University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Marcela Miozzo, will go
to Centre d’Économie de l’Université Paris Nord XIII/Écoles de Ponts, France, supervisor –
Benjamin Coriat, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ‘Firm engagement and upgrading in
buyer driven global value chains.’ (Postponed)
3. Cristian Matti, home institute – INGENIO, (CSIC-UPV) (Institute of Innovation and Knowledge
Management-Spanish Council for Scientific Research-Polytechnic University of Valencia,
Spain, supervisor – Jordi Molas Gallart, will go to Centre for Studies in Technology and
Sustainable Development, University of Twente, IGS (Institute of Innovation and Governance
Studies),The Netherlands, supervisor – Frans Coenen, for 3 months. The title of his thesis is:
‘Environmental governance and regional networks on green construction in Valencia.’
4. Christine Henriques, Home institute – Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark,
supervisor – Mette Mønsted, will go to CIRCLE University of Lund, Sweden, supervisor – Åsa
Lindholm Dahlstrand, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ‘Looking for growth.

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 2nd call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

December 2011

1. Alberto Marzucchi, home institute – CERIS-CNR, Italy, supervisor – Sandro Montresor, will go to
INGENIO, (CSIC-UPV) (Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Management-Spanish Council for
Scientific Research-Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, supervisor- Pablo D’Este, for 3 months.
The title of his thesis is: ’The additionality of innovation policy. An investigation at different levels of
analysis.’
2. Evgeny Klochikhin, home Institute – Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR),
MBS, University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Philip Shapira, will go to University of
Twente, IGS (Institute of Innovation and Governance Studies), The Netherlands, supervisor –
Stefan Kuhlmann, for 1 month. The title of his thesis is: ‘Public policy instruments in
(re)building national innovation capabilities: cases of nanotechnology development in
Russia, China and Brazil.’
3. Giulio Marini, home institute – CERIS-CNR, Italy, supervisor – Emanuela Reale, will go to
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, supervisor – M. Paloma Sánchez, for 3 months. The
title of his thesis is: ‘University governance and evaluation: public policies and management
tools’.
4. José Miguel Natera, Home institute – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain, supervisor –
José Molero Zayas, will go to Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and
Education (NIFU), Norway, supervisor – Arne Fevolden, for 3 months. The title of his thesis
is: ‘The dynamics of national innovation systems

Successful Candidates from Eu-SPRI Forum 1st call for Early Career and PhD Circulation

March 2011

1. Bruno Brandao Fischer, home institute – Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain,
supervisor – José Molero Zayas, will go to Manchester Institute of Innovation Research,
(MIoIR) University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Jakob Edler, for 3 months. The title of his
thesis is: ’Towards a dynamic evaluation model of firms engaged international R&D
cooperation programs.’
2. Elke Weyer, home Institute – University of Twente, IGS (Institute of Innovation and
Governance Studies), The Netherlands, supervisor – Jürgen Enders, will go to Manchester
Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Maria
Nedeva, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ‘From the professional to the firm-like
University? Seeking evidence for archetype change.’
3. Inga Ulnicane-Ozolina, home institute – University of Twente, IGS (Institute of Innovation and
Governance Studies), The Netherlands, supervisor – Stefan Kuhlmann, will go to Manchester
Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Jakob
Edler, for 3 months. The title of her thesis is: ‘Influence of institute governance on international
collaboration in nano S&T in Europe’.
4. José-Manuel Leceta-Garcia, home institute – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, (Economics
and Management of Innovation), Spain, supervisor – Gonzalez León, will go to Copenhagen
Business School, Denmark, supervisor – Susana Borrás, for 4 months. The title of his thesis is:
‘Innovation value added links and hubs in Europe: Towards a better matching of European
policies to the actual dynamics of business-led partnerships.’
5. Oihana Basilio, home institute – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, (Economics and
Management of Innovation), Spain, supervisor – M. Paloma Sanchez, will go to Université
Paris-Est, supervisor – Philippe Larédo for 4 months. The title of her thesis is: ‘Innovation
capacity evaluation of selected companies’.
6. Victor Gómez Valenzuela, home institute – Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, (Economics
and Management of Innovation), Spain, supervisor – Isabel Alvarez, will go to Manchester
Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR), University of Manchester, UK, supervisor – Kieron
Flanagan for 3 months. The title of his thesis is: ‘Using a choice experiment to analyse
incentives innovation preferences in Central America and the Dominican Republic: toward
the convergence of science, technology and innovation