Speaker Bios

Dr. Henry Etzkowitz, Stanford University (Keynote)

Professor Henry Etzkowitz, formerly at SUNY Purchase, is now Senior Researcher, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University and Visiting Professor at School of Management, Birkbeck College, London University and Edinburgh University Business School, UK.

Professor Etzkowitz is a scholar of international reputation in innovation studies as the originator of the 'Entrepreneurial University' and 'Triple Helix' concepts that link university with industry and government at national and regional levels. As President of the Triple Helix Association, he is at the center of a unique international network of several hundred scholars and practitioners of university-industry-government relations. Henry is also the co-founder of the Triple Helix International Conference Series, which has produced a series of books, special journal issues and policy analyses since it started in Amsterdam, 1996.

Prior to coming to Stanford, he held the Chair in Management of Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise at Newcastle University Business School, UK and served as Visiting Professor in the Department of Technology and Society, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University, US. He has developed several innovative concepts for university-industry-government linkages together with colleagues in the Triple Helix Research Group at Newcastle University Business School, including: the 'Professors of Practice' and the 'Novum Trivium', a undergraduate degree program proposed as a contribution to the Bologna process.

Dr. Sarfraz Mian, SUNY Oswego

Sarfraz Mian is Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy and Chair of the Marketing & Management Department at the School of Business, SUNY Oswego. A recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarly Activity (2012), the impact of Dr. Mian’s published work ranks number one in Technology Business Incubation according to the Journal of Business Research (2016). He is included among the top thirteen scholars in University Entrepreneurship according to Industrial and Corporate Change (2007). Dr. Mian has published 3 recent books and more than 50 articles; delivered several keynotes and 100 conference presentations. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Small Business Management. Recently he has served as guest editor of special issues on incubation and entrepreneurial university in Technovation, Journal of Technology Transfer, Small Business Economics, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He is co-founder and US Coordinator of North American Innovation Research Network (NAIR. Net), and is a team leader and head (PI) in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Program. He earned his MS from Northwestern and MBA/PhD from George Washington.

Dr. Bruce Kingma – Syracuse University

Professor Bruce Kingma is a leading educator and researcher in entrepreneurship, economic development, online education, and nonprofit management. He previously served as the Provost for Entrepreneurship and Innovation where he created the “Syracuse Model” of entrepreneurship education. Dr. Kingma has received the Deshpande Foundation Award for Excellence in Curriculum Innovation in Entrepreneurship, The Leavey Award for Excellence in Free Enterprise Education from the Freedoms Foundation, the Excellence in Distance Education Award from the American Distance Education Consortium, and the Excellence in Online Education from the Sloan Foundation. Professor Kingma has a PhD in economics from the University of Rochester and a BA in economics from the University of Chicago. His publications include the “The Kauffman Campuses Initiative Impact in Central New York: Building the Campus-Community Entrepreneurial Ecosystem through Scholarship in Action.

Dr. David Lewis - SUNY Albany

David Lewis is Associate Professor of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany, SUNY and Affiliated Faculty with the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and the Lewis Mumford Center. He has extensive experience in regional economic development planning and implementation. Most recently, Dr. Lewis has completed an economic impact assessment on the Erie Canal Way National Heritage Corridor, through the collaboration of a 30 organization regional partnership. Dr. Lewis’s research has often been the basis of innovative public policies at the local and state level for technology incubation policy in New Jersey. Dr. Lewis has testified for the House of Representatives Small Business Committee and has advised the Japanese Ministry of Trade, Economics, and Industry. Dr. Lewis has a PhD from Rutgers University.

Dr. Wadid Lamine – Toulouse University, France

Wadid Lamine is a professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at Toulouse Business School, France. He holds a Ph.D. in Management from Lyon University. He is also an associate researcher at the Entrepreneurship Research Center, EM Lyon Business School. His research interests include business incubation, technology entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurial networks. Lamine has received top research awards from the French National Foundation of Education in Management (FNEGE) and the French Innovation and 12

Entrepreneurship Association (AEI). Dr. Lamine has recently co-authored two scholarly books on ‘Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation’ (Imperial College Press) and ‘Entrepreneurial Process and Social Network: A Dynamic Perspective’ (Edward Elgar). He has published articles in leading academic journals such as Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, Technovation, Journal of Technology Transfer, Management International, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, Thunderbird International Business Review and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.