Keynote and Panel Speakers
Helen Lawton Smith
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Birkbeck, University of London
Helen’s research career has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, innovation, public policy and regional development in national and international contexts. She is the Founder and Research Director of the Oxfordshire Economic Observatory, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University (http://oeo.geog.ox.ac.uk) and is Director of the Birkbeck Centre for Innovation Management Research (http://bbk.ac.uk/innovation). She is Associate Editor, Strategic Change: Briefings in Entrepreneurial Finance. She was the Birkbeck PI in the European Union project Transforming Institutions by Gendering contents and Gaining Equality in Research (TRIGGER) (2014-2017).