Prof. Dr. Monika Petraite
Principal Investigator, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Director, GLORAD CEE research centre
Dr. Monika Petraite is a Full Professor and Principal Investigator of the Research Group Innovation and Entrepreneurship at School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to SJSU, California, and a visiting researcher at MIT, Massachusetts. She is a Director of Global R&D research Centre Central Eastern Europe, and is a founder and a leader of Open Innovation Research cluster between Kaunas Universities, with the focus on the health innovation within cross-disciplinary domains.
She is a founding member of International Association of Knowledge Management, member of ISPIM, EURAM, Knowledge Economy Forum Lithuania. She is also an international advisory board member at Sheffield Hallam University Business School.
She is acting as national and international expert on innovation policy and entrepreneurship, is an author of more than 50 academic publications, books and chapters. She promotes innovation and organisational development via research, business consulting practices and training, and is also a mentor and an inspirational speaker to promote innovation leadership and entrepreneurship via TEDx talks, Leadership forums, and other platforms. She is especially concerned about promoting youth and woman in leadership and innovation.
Previously, she has been acting on a number of academic roles, such as a dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Interim dean of The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Interim director of Executive school, and head of the Department of Strategic management at Kaunas University of Technology.