Koen Frenken

Koen Frenken

Professor of Innovation Studies, Utrecht University
Panel chair


Koen Frenken is Full Professor in Innovation Studies at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development at Utrecht University. He won personal grants in the Marie Curie and NWO Vidi and Vici programmes.

Theoretical interests include evolutionary economics, institutional sociology and complexity theory. He works on breakthrough innovation, economic geography, platform economy and innovation policy.

Frenken holds a joint PhD from the University of Grenoble (applied economics) and the University of Amsterdam (social sciences).