Nobuya Fukugawa

Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering at Tohoku University

Nobuya Fukugawa is an Associate Professor at Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Hitotsubashi University in 2005. His research interest lies in innovation intermediaries. He quantitatively evaluates the roles and impacts of innovation intermediaries and has published papers on Kosetsushi (in Science and Public Policy and Technovation), science parks (in International Journal of Industrial Organization), business incubators (in International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation), cross-industry interaction groups (in Small Business Economics), and liaison offices at national universities (in Asian Journal of Technology Innovation and International Journal of Technology Management). He also works on entrepreneurship and has published papers in International Small Business Journal, Economics Letters, and Journal of Technology Transfer. He has presented papers at more than 30 international conferences, and, in 2010, received the Best Paper in Asia-Pacific Small Business Management Award at the 55th Annual International Council for Small Business World Conference. He teaches Economics of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Patent Strategy, and Innovation Policy at Tohoku University. As a Visiting Professor, he taught at Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali (LUISS) in 2013, École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) in 2012, University of Strasbourg in 2012, and Kyungpook National University in 2011.