Consortium for Research on Innovation Studies ( C R I S ) is a growing network of innovation scholars, working towards creating learning and competence-building opportunities for early career scholars especially from the Global South.
The CRIS network was founded during 2021, by a few early career innovation scholars, who met and befriended at various GlobeLics events and bound by its inclusive and egalitarian spirit. During the covid induced lockdown we got together to organise a lecture series on theoretical foundations of innovation systems mainly for the benefit of students and early career researchers from developing countries. The lecture series was named Christopher Freeman Centenary lecture Series as it coincided with the birth cenetenary year (2021-22) of Chris Freeman.
We continue the activity beyond the cenetenary year, in response to the huge demand from our regular audience from all parts of the world.
Bengt Åke Bertil Lundvall
Abiodun Egbetokun, National Centre for Technology Management, Nigeria
Andrew Roberts Cummings, National University of El Salvador
Carlos Gonzalo Acevedo, Universidad Mayor De San Simon, Bolivia
Elvis K Avenyo, Oxford TMCD, University of Oxford
Getachew Shambel Endris, Haramaya University, Ethiopia.
Gifty Boakye Appiah KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.
Jana Schmutzler, Universidad del Norte, Colombia
João Marcos Hausmann Tavares, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil,
Kenneth Fung, UOW Malaysia KDU
Kehinde Medase, College of Business & Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Kiran Kumar Kakarlapudi, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, India
Leonardo Souza, NODUS-OTT, Mexico City.
Lilian (Kidula) Lihasi, Consultant, The Lead Consortium, Kenya
Lourenço Galvão Diniz Faria, Copenhagen University, Denmark.
Manuel Gonzalo, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Brazil
Nanditha Mathew, UNU-MERIT
Nimita Pandey, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Olga Mikheeva, UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, UK
Oluyemi Theophilus Adeosun, University of Lagos, Nigeria
Oluwayemisi Adebola Abisuga-Oyekunle, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Rajesh G.K. Gandhigram University, India
Shawn Cunningham, Mesopartner, South Africa
Swati Mehta, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Verónica Robert, CONICET & UNSAM, Argentina
Indu Sadasivan Nair, Director, CONCEPT-India
GR. Santhosh Kumar, Public Health Consultant, India
Justin Kumar J, Central Silk Board, India