Leeds leads €4m Marie Curie project
A team from the Leeds University Business School (LUBS) is taking a coordinating role in a new, four-year Marie Curie Initial Training Network project, funded by the EU as part of the 7th Framework Programme (People).
ManETEI – Management of Emerging Technologies for Economic Impact – brings together seven academic institutions from across Europe, together with European industrial partners. The project aims to conduct research into management of emergent technologies, such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and green engineering. It explores forces that shape the development of technology from its emergences to social and economic impact.
The ManETEI partner institutions working with Leeds are Erasmus University (NL), Aalto University (FI), University of Ljubljana (SI), Grenoble Ecole de Management (FR), Fudacion Insituto de Empresa (ES) and University College, Dublin. They are joined by Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Ger), Bayer Technology Services (Ger) and a number of associate partners from industry.
From September, each institution will employ two early stage researchers as Marie Curie Fellows. Leeds researchers will register for and undertake a PhD with LUBS. Researchers recruited by the network will investigate the complex nature of managing the development of emerging technologies. It will also explore ways of integrating knowledge so different participants within technology innovation systems can innovativeness and sustain competitiveness.
Dr Krsto Pandza (LUBS) is leading the Leeds team and believes that this project creates a new, exacting research agenda and strengthens international and corporate links at LUBS. Professors Richard Thorpe (LUBS) and Terry Wilkins of the NanoManufacturing Institute (NMi) are both enthusiastic about the strong capacity-building element and interdisciplinary nature of this collaborative research.