I am Associate Professor at the Economics Department, University of Crete, and the founder of TECHNIS. I hold a PhD from UCL, I lectured economics at Lancaster Management School and the University of Bristol, I was an RTN scholar at the University of Toulouse, and a visiting scholar at the Law Department, University of Oxford. Building on a lifelong interest on the forces that shape innovation, I employ the tools of management science and economics to rethink the role of patents as R&D incentives. Currently, the emphasis of my work is on startup innovators and universities, paying particular attention to the field of pharmaceutical innovation. My research has been published in management journals such as Academy of Management Perspectives and in economic journals such as The Economic Journal. At the moment I am a visiting scolar at KU Leuven..