I’m really delighted to announce that I’ve embarked on a new venture: I’m now a PhD researcher at the University of Porto (Faculty of Engineering) and Madeira Interactive Institute on the subject area of innovation in extreme scenarios. In particular, my research will investigate the instrumentalization of the digital media industries as a state tool for economic growth as articulated within current European Union innovation policies. Insights into how innovation happens in practice (obtained from field study and literature review) will be compared and contrasted with the actual implementation of evolving EU policy. Highlighted in my research will be the particular role that digital media and high tech creative companies play in the emergence of social innovation and the impact that extreme scenarios play in generation of genuinely innovative concepts and products.
Photo: The library at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto