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Ranga, Marina

Marina Ranga holds a PhD and MSc in Science and Technology Policy studies from SPRU, Sussex University, and a BA/MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. She came to Stanford as 2009-2010 Faculty Research Fellow of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, and joined the H-STAR Institute in 2010 as Senior Researcher. Prior to Stanford, she was Assistant Professor in Innovation Management at Newcastle University Business School, UK and University of Groningen, the Netherlands. She also held Visiting Professor positions at Stony Brook University New York, Fluminense University, Rio de Janeiro, and Sussex University, School of Business, Management and Economics.

Marina's research interests include Triple Helix interactions and the evolution of the entrepreneurial university, academic entrepreneurship, national and regional innovation systems, innovation in higher education, the European Research Area and the impact of EU integration on the innovation performance of EU Member States, as well as the gender dimension in innovation and entrepreneurship.

She is a member of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Expert Group on Innovation and Competitiveness Policies and a member of the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development. She is also an Associate Member of the ERAWATCH Network Brussels and has worked extensively for the European Commission (DG Research, DG Enterprise and Industry, DG Education and Culture, DG Regio) in several initiatives: PRO INNO TrendChart, ERAWATCH, METRIS - Analysis of Social Sciences and Humanities in EU27, European Observatory of Research Universities and Funding Agencies in EU27, evaluation of 2007-2013 Cohesion Policy of the European Union, State Aid for RDI, ERALAW, Regional Innovation Monitor, Smart specialisation. She led or contributed to various research projects for the European Commission, OECD, national and regional governments (e.g. Lithuania, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Republic of Moldova, Northeast and Southeast England, Northern Netherlands, Flanders, etc.) and government agencies, such as the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Marina is the Chair of the Membership and Strategy Committee of the Triple Helix Association (THA) and serves in several other THA committees. She co-organized the Triple Helix 9 Conference held in July 2011 at Stanford University and chaired the conference Scientific Committee. She was also a member of the Scientific Committees of past Triple Helix conferences (Singapore, 2007; Glasgow, 2009; Madrid, 2010; Bandung, 2012, Bristol 2006, 2011). She authored several book chapters, research reports and articles published in Research Policy, Scientometrics, Science and Public Policy, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, Journal of Technology Management and Innovation, International Journal of Transition and Innovation Systems, European Planning Studies, Industry and Higher Education, etc. She guest-edited several Special Issues for the Journal of Technology Management (June 2010), European Planning Studies (September 2012), and International Journal of Transition and Innovation Systems (December 2013).

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