Ioannis N. Katsikis is an Innovation Engineer (BEng in Innovation Management & Technology Policy). He holds an MSc in Environmental Policy & Management and an Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Business Process Management, both from the University of the Aegean, Greece. Additionally, he is the holder of an MPhil in Architecture and Space Planning from the School of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens. Currently, he is a Doctoral Candidate studying Innovation Dynamics and Regional Development, at the Dept. of Management Science and Technology in AUEB, with supervisors the Associate Professor Klas Eric Soderquist and Professor Gregory Prastacos. He is currently a Researcher and the Chief Knowledge Officer of the Management Science Laboratory. He also serves as an Academic Tutor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
He has worked for the National Bank of Greece, the European Commission and from 2005 as a freelance Business Consultant. He has gained valuable experience by participating in major international R&D projects and offered consulting services to national governments (Greece, Romania, Georgia, Turkey) and international organizations (BSEC, EU) while he has been a Research Advisor of the European Commission (DG Enterprise and Industry). He has published over 120 research papers in academic journals, edited books, and international conferences (such as AOM, SMS, EGOS, EURAM, BAM, ERSA Conference). He has received three international awards in recognition of his research. His scientific interests include Strategic Management, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Science and Technology Policies, Knowledge & Technology Management and Sustainable Regional Development.