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Invited Lecture
Areas of Innovation in a Global World
Anna Nikina-Ruohonen
Grenoble Ecole de Management

Brief Bio
Author: "Areas of Innovation in a Global World", Published scholar on innovation management, entrepreneurship and female entrepreneurship.Ambassador, Education Innovations,, Finland. Affiliated Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management, France.Over 15 years of professional experience across Europe and globally in the development of international partnerships in business, education and innovation ecosystems. Anna has collaborated with International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Nokia, Finnish-Russian Chamber of Commerce, Trainers’ House and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. Doctoral Dissertation is on women entrepreneurs in Scandinavia. Received an award by United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship for practical contribution to entrepreneurship.


In the recent years we have seen a fresh wave of areas of innovation emerging globally. These AOIs expand on the concept of the science park and university environments and aim to create sustainable and effective working and living conditions, forming appealing urban ecosystems for students, scientists, entrepreneurs, larger corporations, investors and startups. 

Bringing the examples and insight from the international arena, the presentation will focus on how areas of innovation are formed and managed. The internal and external connectivity to the wide scope of interest groups with the various elements of areas of innovation are discussed, accompanied by practical managerial outcomes.