Philip Shapira is Professor of Innovation Management and Policy with the Manchester Institute for Innovation Research at the Alliance Manchester Business School and also Professor of Public Policy at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA. He teaches and conducts research on science and innovation policy and management, emerging technologies and governance, regional innovation, and policy evaluation.
Proffessor Shapira currently leads the Responsible Research and Innovation Group at the Manchester Synthetic Biology Research Centre. For more than a decade, he has also led research on nanotechnology research and innovation systems as part of the NSF-sponsored Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. Professor Shapira has served as an expert panelist, advisor or project leader for international agencies, including the OECD, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank, and has held leadership positions in several European Union sponsored projects. He served as a Congressional Fellow with the US Office of Technology Assessment, United States Congress. Professor Shapira currently directs the Manchester-Atlanta-Beijing Innovation Co-Lab – a collaboration of researchers at the University of Manchester, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Beijing Institute of Technology to advance methods and analysis in emerging science, technology, and innovation management and policy.
Professor Shapira holds a Ph.D. in City and Regional Planning and an MA in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley; an MCP from Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and a DipTP (Glos. Coll. Art & Design, UK). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Professor Shapira has directed research and policy assessment studies on manufacturing technology adoption in Georgia and West Virginia, advanced industry-university technology partnerships in Iowa, US industrial network promotion and manufacturing technology partnerships, Appalachian Region entrepreneurship initiatives, and university-industry research networks and clustering. A recent study for the National Institute of Standards and Technology examines the impacts of information on US manufacturers. Other international studies include an evaluation of Japan’s Advanced Materials Processing and Machining Technology Program for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Tokyo); an assessment of membership of intergovernmental research organizations for Forfás, Ireland; the Midsize Cities Technology Development Initiative – a US-European learning network to promote research commercialization and innovation; and development of a sectoral knowledge economy measurement system in Malaysia. He currently directs research programs on nanotechnology research and innovation systems assessment and on organizational influences on highly creative scientific research.