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Independent Research Consultant

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Contact personDr. Mónica Edwards-Schachter
Independent Research Consultant 
StreetEscultor José Capuz Nº 35 P. 23 
Address 46006 - Valencia (Spain) 
Phone349633331809 
Social Mediahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/m%C3%B3nica-edwards-schachter-2640374/?originalSubdomain=es
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)26-50 
Organisation TypeOther 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Cultural studies
» Economics
» Sociology
» Innovation
» Other social sciences
» Business and Management
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Engineering
» Environmental sciences
» Other applied sciences

 Brief description of your activity focus
interdisciplinary approach to sustainability, social innovation, cross-sector cooperation and STEAM capabilities in innovation ecosystems

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Multidisciplinar background (Phd-ABD in Innovation and Engineering Projects, Phd in Science Education, Diploma
in Knoweldge Management, Degrees in Electronic Engineering and Science Education).
With an eclectic background and a broad experience in research, consultancy, training and outreach activities,
my principal areas of expertise are:
-Innovation, with special focus on theoretical and empirical analysis of social innovation, multi-stakeholder
innovation and hybrid innovations,
-Cross-sectoral collaboration between business, public and civil sectors, value co-creation and evaluation of
social impact,
-The organisation of collaborative innovation (e.g. living labs & hubs), collaborative business models and
intermediary roles in innovation processes,
-Capacity building and innovative organizational culture, development and evaluation of 21st competences
combining STEAM approaches (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) with sustainability
education and Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) perspectives
I am highly adaptable, creative and entrepreneurial, combining a strong capability as researcher with a strategic
orientation to developing new initiatives in collaborative settings.


- Member of EU-SPRI Forum (European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation) (2010 to date)
- Member of the Valencian Campus of International Excellence (VLC). Microcluster in Design, Manufactury and
Commercialization of Sustainable Products at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. Microclusters are
excellence groups selected within the Project of Campus of International Excellence (2014/2016)
- Member of the European Social Innovation Network (November 2011 to date)
- Participation in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) (October 2011
to date)
I work at INGENIO [CSIC-UPV], a joint research institute of the Spanish National Council of Scientific Research
(CSIC) and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) with ample expertise in research on science and
innovation studies (participation in several european projects). http://www.ingenio.upv.es/en/projects

Recent publications:
-Edwards-Schachter, M. (2018). The nature and variety of innovation. International Journal of Innovation Studies
2(2), 65-79
-López-Hernández, K.; Fernández-Mesa, A. & Edwards-Schachter, M. (2018). Team collaboration capabilities as a
factor in start-up success. Journal of Technology Management & Innovation 13(4)
- Edwards-Schachter, M. & Wallace, M. (2017). ‘Shaken but not stirred’: sixty years defining social
innovation Technological Forecasting and Social Change 119, 64-79.
Azagra-Caro, J.; Barberá-Tomás, D.; Edwards-Schachter, M. & Mas-Tur, E. (2016). Dynamic interactions
between university-industry knowledge transfer channels: A case study of the most highly cited academic
patent. Research Policy 46(2), 463-474
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; García-Granero, A.; Sánchez-Barrioluengo, M.; Quesada Pineda, H. & Amara, N. (2015).
Disentangling competences: interrelationships on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. Creativity and
Thinking Skills. 16, 27–39 [link]
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; Castro-Martínez, E. & Fernández-De-Lucio, I. (2014). Motives for international inter-
firm cooperation on R&D and innovation: literature overview and recent trends. In Jin, C. & Al-Hakim, L. (Eds.).
Quality Innovation: Knowledge, Theory and Practices. IGI Global. USA. Pp. 225-246.
- Edwards-Schachter, M. & Tams, S. (2013). How empowering is Social Innovation? Identifying barriers to
participation in community-driven innovation. ‘Social frontiers: the next edge of social innovation research’.
NESTA, London, UK. http://www.nesta.org.uk/event/social-frontiers
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; Anlló, G.; Castro-Martínez, E.; Sánchez-Barrioluengo, M. & Fernández De Lucio, I.
(2013) Motives to cooperate on R&D and innovation: empirical evidence from Argentine and Spanish firms.
International Journal of Technology Management, 62, Nos. 2/3/4, 128-151.
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; Matti, C. & Alcántara, E. (2012). Fostering quality of life through social innovation: A
living lab methodology study-case. Review of Policy Research, 29(6), 672–692.
- Sanz, V.; Reig, Y.; Feliu, C.; Bautista, Y.; Ribes, C.; Edwards, M. (2012). Technical Evolution of Ceramic Tile
Printing. Journal of Imaging Science and Technology, 56, 401-407.
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; Castro-Martínez, E. & Fernandez-de-Lucio, I. (2011). International co-operation
between firms on Innovation and R&D: Empirical evidence from Argentina and Spain. Journal of Technology
Management & Innovation, 6(3), 126-147.
- Edwards-Schachter, M; Anlló, G; Castro-Martínez, E; Fernández-de-Lucio, I. (2010). Cooperación en I+D e
innovación entre empresas argentinas y españolas: una aproximación empírica. Revista Iberoamericana de
Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad, 6(16), 91–121.
- Barberá-Tomás, J. D.; Edwards Schachter, M. & Reyes-López, E. de los. (2010). Improving Organizational
Learning with Concept Maps: A Business Case Study. In Moon, B.; Hoffman, R. R.; Novak, J. and Cañas, A. (Eds.).
Applied Concept Mapping Theory, Techniques, and Case Studies in the Business Applications of Novakian Concept
Mapping. Productivity Press/CRC Press/Taylor & Francis. PP.
- Edwards, M., Sánchez-Ruiz, L. M. & Sánchez-Díaz, C. (2009). Achieving competence-based curriculum in
Engineering Education in Spain. Proceedings of the IEEE, 97(10), 1727–1736.
- Edwards-Schachter, M. & Sánchez-Ruiz, L. M. (2009). In search of the academic and organizational change in
Spanish universities. En Rajarshi Roy, R. (Ed.). Engineering Education. Perspectives, Issues and Concerns. Chapter
8. National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Kolkata (India).

Recent publications in conference and seminars
- Edwards-Schachter, M. (2014). Defining social innovation: conceptual boundaries and pitfalls. Submitted to 30th
EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, July 3–5, 2014. Sub-theme 48: Reshaping Society through Social
Innovation: Organizational, Community and Institutional Foundations
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; Tams, S. & Moreno-Valdés, M. T. (2013). Do systemic collaboration and network
governance matter? Living Labs beyond user-centric innovation. Eu‐SPRI Forum Conference. Management of
Innovation Policies. 10-12 April 2013, Madrid, Spain.
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; Castro-Martínez, E.; Sánchez-Barrioluengo, M., Anlló, G. & Fernández De Lucio, I.
(2012). Motives to cooperate on R&D and innovation: empirical evidence from Argentine and Spanish firms. 10th
Globelics International Conference, 11-13 November, Hangzhou, China.
- Veloso, L. & Edwards-Schachter, M. (2012). R&D professional groups and knowledge and innovation networks.
Chair Special Session R&D professional groups and knowledge and innovation networks. Interim Conference ISA
RC52: Sociology of professional groups, professions and enterprise. 11-12 November 2012, IPSWICH, UK.
- Edwards-Schachter, M. (2012). Innovación social: aproximaciones teóricas y metodológicas `Social innovation:
theoretical and methodological approaches]. Workshop del equipo de investigación PRACTIS 2 (CSIC-CCHS)-
Dimensiones de la Innovación Social. Madrid, 17-18 February 2012.
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; Alcántara, E. & Matti, C. P. (2011). Fostering quality of life through social innovation: a
Spanish case-study. 9th Globelics International Conference, 15-17 November 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Edwards-Schachter, M. (2011). In search of the conceptualization and measurement of Social Innovation.
Conference Challenge Social Innovation (CSI). Innovating innovation by research- 100 years after Schumpeter. 19-
21 September 2011. Vienna. http://www.socialinnovation2011.eu/papers-abstracts
- Reig-Otero, Y.; Edwards-Schachter, M.; Feliú-Mingarro, C. & Fernández De Lucio, I. (2011). Generation and
diffusion of innovations in a districtual learning system: the case of Ink-Jet Printing (IJP). Special session. 51th
ERSA (European Regional Science Association), 30 August-3 September, Barcelona, Spain.
- Edwards-Schachter, M.; García-García, M. J. & Mazadiego, L. F. (2011). Developing tools to improve generic
competences assessment: the e-Competentis project. Special Session: Educational Pitfalls and Challenges in
Spanish Engineering Education. International Conference on Engineering Education (ICEE). 21-26 August 2011,
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
- Edwards-Schachter, M. & Quesada, H. (2011). Innovation and entrepreneurship: the gap between teaching and
research. Triple Helix Conference. 11-14 July, 2011. Stanford, California, USA.
- García-García, M. J.; Vargas Kostiuk, L. & Edwards-Schachter, M. (2011). eCompetentis: un instrumento virtual
para la evaluación de competencias genéricas en la Educación Superior. XII Encuentro Internacional Virtual
Educa. 20-24 de junio. Monterrey, México.
- Edwards, M.; Castro-Martinez, E. & Fernández-de-Lucio, I. (2010). Forms and barriers in inter-firm
international cooperation on innovation and R&D. VIII Triple Helix Conference. Triple Helix in the development of
cities of knowledge, expanding communities and connecting regions. Madrid, October 20-22.
 Research Activities

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 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
International. (2008-2010)Comparative Study of Science, Technology & Innovation Policies. Institutional Interactions & Cooperative Relationships between Argentina & Spain. Spain

(2010 to 2011) Innovation Capabilities in the Ceramic Tile District of Castellon]. Funding entity: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. Spain

(2010-2011) Innovation strategies in the Ceramic Tile District of Castellon]. Funding Entity: Asociación Investigación de las Industrias Cerámicas & INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). Spain

(2009-2010) e-Competentis: tool development for evaluating transferable competences. Funding entity: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. Spain. http://ecompetentis.es/

(2008-2010) Specialization program in innovation management (Elearning vs Mlearning). Funding entity: Ministerio de Industria, Turismo y Comercio. Spain

(2008-2010) ORION. Transference, implementation and operation of the Technology Transfer Model for the OTRIs. Funding entity: Spanish Ministry of Education. Spain.

(2008-2009) Comparative Study on competences level development for incoming students in Informatics Engineering. Funding entity: Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. Spain.
http://138.4.83.162/mec/ayudas/repositorio/20090630235303Memoria%20Final%20MEC%20EA%202008-0043.pdf

(2008-2009) Update of information on scientific and technological production in the Valencian Community]. Funding entity: Foundation Jaume I. Spain

(2007-2008) Innovation strategies firm and its effects on the innovation and firms’ performance]. Funding entity: Polytechnic University of Valencia & INGENIO (CSIC-UPV). Spain.

(2007-2008) Knowledge network for enterprise management]. Funding entity: Spanish Ministry of Industry. Spain.

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