The 2016 University-Industry Interaction Conference brings together the sharing of knowledge and insights, the learning of new concepts, the development of new and existing contacts and the importance of having a great time. If you join us on the three-day experience, you will gain a deeper understanding of how to generate optimal value from university-industry interaction and drive innovation within your organisation and beyond.
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Imperial College Business School
Professor Mike Wright joined Imperial College Business School as Professor of Entrepreneurship in September 2011. He is Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research, the first centre to be established devoted to the study of private equity and buyouts, which was founded in March 1986 at the Nottingham University Business School.
He has written over 40 books and more than 300 papers in academic and professional journals on management buy-outs, venture capital, habitual entrepreneurs, academic entrepreneurs, and related topics. He holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghent and was recently ranked #1 worldwide for publications in academic entrepreneurship.
He has held major research grants from financial institutions and national and international research agencies totaling almost £4 million for studies in the areas of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance and governance. These grants have resulted in numerous reports for research funders, extensive media coverage (including Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal, etc.), and leading international journal articles for academic and more applied audiences (such as Review of Economics and Statistics, Economic Journal, Academy of Management Review, Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal, Harvard Business Review, etc.)