Daniela Defazio

Associate, Innovation Policy Lab


Daniela Defazio has a PhD in Economics and Management of Innovation from Bergamo University (Italy). She has worked as a researcher at the Center for Innovation Research at Tilburg University (Tilburg, The Netherlands), Telfer School of Management (Ottawa, Canada) and Cass Business School (London, UK). Her research interests focus on the innovation process from knowledge creation to knowledge transfer at the intersection between management, economics and innovation policy. Her PhD concentrated on the role of incentives in shaping knowledge creation with a focus on EU research policy. Her current research focuses on the social drivers of innovation that allow innovative ideas to gain market success; considering for example the role of crowds in crowdfunding success and the role of networks in academic start-ups.

Selected Publications:

  1. Defazio, A. Lockett and M. Wright., 2009, “Funding incentives, collaborative dynamics and scientific production: Evidence from the EU Framework Programme”. Research Policy, Vol. 38 (2
  1. Doloreux, D. Defazio, and D. Rangdrol, 2010, “The socio-economic and innovation landscape of knowledge –intense business service in the Ottawa region”. In D. Doloreux, M. Freel and R. Shearmur (eds), Knowledge intensive business services: an international comparison: geography and innovation, Ashgate: Farnham. ISBN 978-0-7546-7889-2

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