Koen Frenken 

Keynote speaker
Professor in innovation studies at Utrecht university


Koen Frenken is Full Professor in Innovation Studies at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, The Netherlands. He holds a PhD from the University of Grenoble (applied economics) and the University of Amsterdam (social sciences) and received personal grants from EU Marie Curie, NWO Vidi and NWO Vici programs. Theoretical interests include evolutionary economics, institutional sociology and complexity theory. He works on breakthrough innovation, economic geography, platform economy and innovation policy. He currently serves as a member on the Committee on Platform Economy & Work of the Social and Economic Council (SER) in The Netherlands.