Redefining Innovation

Bringing Entrepreneurship

to Global Organizations

Established since 2009, the Applied Innovation Institute is a Silicon Valley-based non-profit think tank dedicated to the creation and continuous development of innovation as it should be applied to real world issues.

Our Board

PARIS DE L’ETRAZ

Chairman of the Board

Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School; Managing Director, Venture Lab, IE Business School

IKHLAQ SIDHU

Member of the Board

Member of the Board; Chief Scientist and Founding Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET); IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, UC Berkeley

JAMES TAN

Member of the Board

Managing Partner, Quest Ventures; Board of Directors, Action Community for Entrepreneurship; Co-founder, 55tuan (NASDAQ: WOWO)

Our Faculty

The Institute is a home for the most entrepreneurial of faculty around the world. The faculty of the Institute can directly advise and contribute to current, real-life innovation and operations problems.

BILL AULET

Faculty Member

Managing Director, The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship & Senior Lecturer, MIT

BRENT SMITH

Faculty Member

Senior Associate Dean, Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University

C. JEFFREY CHAR

Faculty Member

Entrepreneurship Program Adjunct Professor, IE Business School; Founder & CEO, J-Seed Ventures, Inc.

DANIEL CORSTEN

Faculty Member

Professor, IE Business School; Visiting Associate Professor, London Business School; President, ECR Research Foundation

ELAINE CHEN

Faculty Member

MIT Sloan School of Management, Founder and Managing Director, ConceptSpring

IKHLAQ SIDHU

Faculty Member

Chief Scientist and Founding Director, SCET; Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, UC Berkeley

JOHANNES FLECKER

Faculty Member

Berklee ICE Startup Incubator Program, Berklee College of Music; Founder & CEO, Sound Leadership

MARIO ALONSO PUIG

Faculty Member

Medical Doctor and Fellow in Surgery, Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University

MARK FRITZ

Faculty Member

Professor of Virtual Communication, IE Business School; Founder, Procedor Limited

MATTHIAS YAO

Faculty Member

Director of Agmonton Pte Ltd; Board Member, Housing and Development Board Singapore; Lead Independent Director, iFAST Corporation Ltd

MIKE LYONS

Faculty Member

Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University; Executive Chairman, CypherPath

PANOS PANAY

Faculty Member

Managing Director, Berklee Institute for Creative Entrepreneurship; Founder, Sonicbids

PARIS DE L’ETRAZ

Faculty Member

Professor of Entrepreneurship, IE Business School; Managing Director, Venture Lab, IE Business School

PEDRAM MOKRIAN

Faculty Member

Visiting Instructor, Stanford University; Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

PETER MATHIAS

Faculty Member

President and CEO, Financial and Professional Services, Mathias and Co. Services; Ph.D. , Harvard

ROY RICHARDS

Faculty Member

Chief Executive; Southwire Company; Corporate Governance and Board Management; IE

SERGIO KAPUSTA

Faculty Member

Chief Technology officer of Technel, Inc. Formerly, Manager of Physics & Materials Research; Shell International E&P, Inc.; Rice University

SIDNEY TAM

Faculty Member

Hong Kong University SPACE College Institute of China Business; Assistant Professor in Innovation Risk Management and Entrepreneurship; Hubei RaySolution Medical Digital Imaging Technologies Limited; CEO; Hong Kong Nasopharyngeal Foundation Funds; Honorary Secretary; Responsible for fund raising and donation programs

WON JOON KIM

Faculty Member

Associate Professor, KAIST; President, Asia Innovation and Entrepreneurship Association (AIEA)

ZORAN PERUNOVIC

Faculty Member

Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark; Founder & CEO, ZP Consulting