Prof Philip Shapira

Professor of Innovation Management

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Research interests

Philip Shapira’s research interests include science, technology and innovation management and policy, regional innovation, and policy evaluation. Current and recent projects include research and innovation analysis in the emerging technology domains of nanotechnology, graphene, synthetic biology, green goods technologies, and next generation manufacturing technologies. He is especially interested in responsible research and innovation, and new methods to understand and anticipate developments in emerging technologies. Professor Shapira is also interested in knowledge exchange and technological adoption and diffusion, including the roles of universities, intermediaries and networks in innovation and diffusion.

Professor Shapira’s research draws on a range of qualitative and quantitative methods. He is active in advancing new approaches to using structured and unstructured data.

Professor Shapira has a strong track record in the successful supervision of doctoral and post-doctoral students, engaging them in team research and publication opportunities. He encourages prospective and well-qualified students interested in doctoral (PhD) study to contact him to discuss their research ideas, particularly if they are interested in research on the following topics:

  • Emerging technologies and responsible innovation, including in synthetic biology
  • Next generation manufacturing, digital fabrication, and prospects for redistributed manufacturing
  • New strategies for technology diffusion and regional innovation
  • International university research ventures
  • New innovation models for inclusive and sustainable development: design and build
  • New innovation models: social innovation


Research and projects

No current projects are available for public display