Keynote Speaker

Prof. Dr. Jay Mitra     Prof. Dr. Jay Mitra

Jay Mitra is a professor of Business Enterprise and Innovation and director of the Venture Academy at Essex Business School, University of Essex. He has acted as a scientific adviser to the OECD as the Head of the Scientific Committee on Entrepreneurship for the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship and the LEED Programme at its Trento Centre and in Paris. Jay Mitra also leads the International Entrepreneurship Forum (IEF); a unique network and forum for researchers, policy makers and business practitioners working on entrepreneurship, innovation and regional development issues.
His work has attracted best research paper awards in both the UK and the USA. His latest book ‘The Business of Innovation’ was published by Sage in April, 2017. This follows his recent books ‘Entrepreneurship and Knowledge Exchange’, (2015), and ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development’, (2012), both published by Routledge (with a second edition due in 2017/18).