Erkko Autio

Chair in Technology Venturing and Entrepreneurship
, Imperial College London
Profile / Bio: 

Professor Erkko Autio FBA is the Chair in Technology Venturing and Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London Business School. At the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, he directed the Diffusion of Innovation theme and was a Co-Investigator in the Digital City Exchange project. He also served at the Senate of Imperial College and in the Research Committee of ICBS. He was a founder of the Energy Business Laboratory of ICBS and directed ICBS Doctoral Programme for 7 years until 2015.

Currently, Erkko is working on two new and exciting initiatives. One is the EntResilience project, which explores entrepreneurial resilience in the face of the covid-19 pandemic. The other one is the Wicked Acceleration Lab, a joint initiative between the Imperial College Business School and Royal College of Arts that develops methods for Wicked Acceleration, Deep Tech Acceleration and Moonshot Acceleration.

Specialties: Entrepreneurial ecosystems. Innovation ecosystems. New venture strategy and internationalization. High-growth entrepreneurship. Ecosystem policy. Business model innovation. Digitization. Smart cities.