Prof. Kelvin Willoughby is Professor of Innovation and Intellectual Property at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, in Moscow, Russia. He is also Director of Skoltech’s Innovation and Intellectual Property Laboratory (INIP). He is an expert on the management of intellectual property, technology-based entrepreneurship, and strategic planning for technology-based industry development. He holds doctorates in both strategic management and technology studies, and a master of laws degree in intellectual property law. Professor Willoughby has extensive experience as an educator, researcher and industry consultant in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Russia; and has directed a variety of graduate programs and university-industry projects in business and the management of technological innovation. His accomplishments also include being a scholar and an activist in the area of sustainable development.
In addition to his academic work, Professor Willoughby is an international consultant and advisor to industry and government. Examples of his projects include: strategic assessment of bio-medical technology industry clusters in the United States (in New York, Utah, Minnesota and California); strategic management of intellectual property in the electronic, metals and automotive industries in Bavaria; the development of regional technology clusters in Germany; training for technology transfer for the US federal laboratories; the management of technology incubators; and innovation in the delivery of higher education (in Europe and the United States).