Enea Gkikas

Mr Gkikas is a NESTA Researcher at the Institute for Innovation Studies, University of Wales. His research interests include innovation and regional development, university-industry interactions, absorptive capacity at the firm level, entrepreneurial behaviour, new business creation, and the role of SMEs in peripheral regions. Prior to working at the Institute for Innovation Studies, he was working for the University of Glasgow as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, teaching Social Science Statistics for two consecutive years. Prior joining the academia Gkikas worked for the public sector accounting industry. He is a Certified Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Accountancy and a Master’s degree in Science (Research), both from the University of Glasgow.

The research project Gkikas work on is funded by The National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts (NESTA). The aim of the project is to make a contribution both to the theoretical discourse of business innovations and public policy debates concerning their generation, adoption and diffusion in peripheral regions.

Research in progress:

  • Disconnectivity in University – Industry Relationships: Evidence From a Peripheral Region.
  • Innovation Activities in an Uncompetitive Region.
  • The Design of a Triple Helix Metrics Methodology for Accessing Knowledge, Developing and Commercialising Innovation.
Triple Helix Conference I Amsterdam, 1996 II New York, 1998 III Rio de Janeiro, 2000 IV Copenhagen, 2002 V Turin, 2005 VI Singapore, 2007 VII Glasgow, 2009 VIII Madrid, 2010 IX Stanford, 2011 X Indonesia, 2012 XI London, 2013
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