Kevin Morgan (Chair)

Cardiff University

Kevin Morgan is Professor of Governance and Development in the School of Planning and Geography at Cardiff University, where he is also the Dean of Engagement. He has published widely on the spatial dimensions of innovation and innovation policy and was one of the founders of regional innovation policy studies. He was the principle investigator for the recently completed EU-funded FP7 project, SmartSpec, exploring the design and delivery of Smart Specialisation, the latest generation of regional innovation policies in the EU. In 2015 he was appointed Special Adviser to the EU Commissioner for Regional Policy.