Nicos Komninos is currently a professor of Urban Development and Innovation Policy at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a Master’s Degree of Architect-Engineer from the Aristotle University and a PhD from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris. He is founder and director of the Urban and Regional Innovation (URENIO) Research and has co-ordinated numerous research projects under the European Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP), Framework Programmes (FP), and Territorial Cooperation Programmes (Interreg, SEE, MED).
His research interests are on “innovation ecosystems” and “intelligent cities”. He has published extensively on urban and regional development and planning, innovation territories, smart and intelligent cities, including the trilogy “Intelligent Cities: Innovation, knowledge systems and digital space” (Routledge, 2002), “Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks” (Routledge, 2008), and “The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-all Strategies” (Routledge, 2014).
He is member of the editorial board of eight academic journals and associate editor of the “Journal of the Knowledge Economy”, the “European Journal of Innovation Management”, and the “Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A system’s view across time and space”.