Marina van Geenhuizen

Marina van Geenhuizen is Professor of Innovation and Innovation Policy in Urban Economies, in the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology (NL).  She has a PhD from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She is author of over 65 reviewed journal articles and first editor of six international volumes. Her latest edited volumes are ‘Technological Innovation Across Nations’ (Springer), ‘Energy and Innovation’ (Purdue University Press) and ‘Creative Knowledge Cities’ (Edward Elgar). Her research interests are theory and practice of university-business knowledge interaction, including university spin-off firms; knowledge city/region policy and development; tools like science parks and living labs; absorptive capacity and social capital of firms; medical life-sciences and technology, and sustainable energy technology.

Selected articles (2009-2011)

  • Life Sciences in the Netherlands: Weakness in a Strong National Policy, European Planning Studies, 17 (1) 1-17.
  • Social capital through networks. The case of university spin-off firms in different stages. Journal of Economic and Social Geography, 101 (5) 509-520 (with Soetanto).
  • How human capital and social networks may influence patterns of learning among academic spin-off firms, Papers in Regional Science (in print) (with Taheri)
  • Social Networks, University Spin-Off Growth and Promises of Living Labs, Regional Science Policy and Practice (in print) (with Soetanto).
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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