Birgitte Andersen - Big Innovation Centre

Professor Birgitte Andersen is CEO and Co-Creator of the Big Innovation Centre, a London based business led ‘do-tank’ and innovation hub that promotes open innovation via challenge-led taskforces, All Party groups in UK Parliament on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain, and an AI Global Governance Commission. An entrepreneur and international expert in business model innovation, Intellectual Property governance and the weightless economy, she regularly called on by the media (e.g. BBC, Al Jazeera, SKY), and her work is published in renowned journals, and highlighted in government reports.

During the internet boom, Birgitte launched and ran (2000-2010) probably UK’s biggest interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes on E-Commerce at University of London (Birkbeck), where she holds the title Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation.

She advises economists and policy makers of national governments in and beyond Europe including OECD, UN and WIPO; and large firms, and serves as an expert defence witness in the UK courts on matters of IP use on the Internet. She was the Rapporteur for the EU Commission representing the EU Expert Group on Knowledge Transfer and Open Innovation, and currently sits on the EU Expert Advisory Panel for Horizon 2020 – Societal Challenge: Europe in a Changing World – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies.

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