Seminars Business Group : The De Vinci Research Center Business Group combines the expertise from research professors in innovation, marketing, human resources, and entrepreneurial strategy. Key areas of research include improving technological learning models, understanding the impact of digital strategies on business ecosystems, and improving B to B customer relationships.
Dr Luca Mora, BSc, MSc, Double PhD, FRSA is a Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at The Business School of Edinburgh Napier University and a Research Affiliate at Edinburgh Napier University’s Centre for Smart Cities. While obtaining three summa-cum-laude degrees at Politecnico di Milano, which include a Double PhD in (1) Design and Technologies for Cultural Heritage and (2) Innovation Management and Product Development, Luca has specialized in ICT-driven urban and regional innovation. His research is focused on the production of new insights into the sustainable development of urbanized territories through digital innovations and smart technologies. Luca is an active member the European Commission’s Smart Cities and Communities Action Clusters and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Luca is currently Principal Investigator in the project RESTART (Roadmap for European Smart City Strategies), which is funded by a € 30,000 Early Career Research Grant, and Co-Investigator in both the Horizon 2020 research project Online S3 – (€ 4,000,000) and the Erasmus+ project Smart Kids (€ 200,000).
Title: Breaking the boundaries: how to use bibliometric and science mapping techniques to boost interdisciplinary and collaborative research in higher education institutions
Abstract: Building institutional and inter-institutional strategies for supporting interdisciplinary and collaborative research is crucial for boosting the production of studies which are world-leading in significance and impact. During the seminar, a new methodology based on the use of bibliometric and science mapping techniques will be presented, whose deployment has been successful in producing the interdisciplinary and collaborative research strategy for the Urban Research and Education Knowledge Alliance, i.e. a consortium-based strategic alliance which brings together six universities located in six different European countries. The presentation will discuss the practical feasibility, effectiveness and logistics of such a methodology by reporting on the results of this pilot study.