Seminar: The Challenges of Being Both Lean and Global: Research Insights for Science & Technology Entrepreneurs

The Lean Startup by Eric Reis suggests a method for developing startup businesses and products. Dr Stoyan Tanev will offer his research based insights on the topic. Image courtesy of Betsy Weber, Flickr

The Lean Startup by Eric Reis suggests a method for developing startup businesses and products. Dr Stoyan Tanev will offer his research based insights on the topic. Image courtesy of Betsy Weber, Flickr

We invite you to a talk by Dr. Stoyan Tanev, University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

When: July 09, 2015. 13.00 – 14.30

Where: TPOC-3 building, room 403

Seminar Abstract

At Skoltech Dr. Stoyan Tanev will give a talk focusing on “The Challenges of Being both Lean and Global: Research Insights for Science & Technology Entrepreneurs”, including:

  • A brief introduction describing his experience of moving from a scientific career in the optical sciences to the multidisciplinary field of technology entrepreneurship and innovation management aiming at developing insights for scientists and engineers interested in starting new high-tech firms.
  • A brief presentation of the Lead-to-Win and Global Start-up programs driven at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.
  • A discussion of the emergence of the Lean Global Start-up as a new type of firm that could become a valuable model for newly created science and technology firms.
  • A summary of insights from a research project focusing on identifying the factors that could help new technology start-ups to achieve global success.

 

Selected publications

Tanev et al. (2015) Lean and global technology startups: Linking the two research streams, International Journal of Innovation Management, 19(3), 41 p.

Tanev, (2012) Global from the Start: The Characteristics of Born-Global Firms in the Technology Sector, Technology Innovation Management Review, March: 5-8: http://timreview.ca/article/532

Tanev et al. (2011) Advances in the FDTD design and modeling of nano- and bio-photonics applications, Photonics and Nanostructures – Fundamentals and Applications 9(4): 315-327.

 

Dr Stoyan Tanev of the University of Southern Denmark is our guest speaker at the Skoltech seminar

Dr Stoyan Tanev of the University of Southern Denmark is our guest speaker at the Skoltech seminar

Speaker Introduction

Dr. Stoyan Tanev is an Associate Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation in the Department of Technology and Innovation, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, Denmark. He is also Adjunct Research Professor associated with the Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Program at the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. Before joining SDU in August 2009, Dr. Tanev was Assistant Professor in the TIM Program at Carleton University. At SDU Dr. Tanev had been associated with the Center for Integrative Innovation Management – a research unit operating across the Faculties of Engineering, Business and Social Sciences and focusing on studying emerging technology innovation, marketing and business practices. Since 2014 he is leading the emergence of a new Technology Entrepreneurship stream of the Product Development and Innovation Program at SDU. He is also part of the Management Council of the Lead-to-Win Start-up program at Carleton University, being responsible for its global expansion.

Dr. Stoyan Tanev has a multidisciplinary background including an MSc and PhD in Physics (1995, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France, co-awarded by Sofia University, Bulgaria), a MEng in Technology Management (2005, Carleton University, Canada), a MA (2009, University of Sherbrooke, Canada) and a PhD in Theology (2012, Sofia University, Bulgaria). He started his professional career as Assistant Professor of Physics in the Institute of Applied Physics at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. After a post-doctoral study in the University of Quebec at Hull, QC, Canada, in 1997 Dr. Tanev joined the Ottawa photonics industry and gradually became an active member of the local knowledge-based business community by contributing to the emergence of the biophotonics technology sector. He returned to the Academia in 2006 by joining the TIM program at Carleton University. Dr. Tanev’s research interests spread across several disciplines including photonics and biomedical optics design, simulations and modeling, as well as technology entrepreneurship and innovation management with a focus on value co-creation platforms, lean and global start-ups, technology commercialization and business model innovation practices. He has personal interests in the philosophy of religion focusing on epistemological issues on the interface between Orthodox theology and contemporary physics.

 

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