School of Science and Technology Faculty

Dr. Fotis Filippopoulos

Dr Fotis Filippopoulos is an award-winning corporate innovation specialist with a global professional footprint. Through a diverse international project portfolio in 11 countries, he has helped organisations across industries, to generate the intelligence necessary to grow their businesses in the face of changing markets, technologies, and consumer demand.

In February 2017 in Brussels, he was awarded the Mark of Excellence for the Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence at the European Association Awards (EAA) for the Global Research on Augmented Collaborative Economy he conducted for the Brussels based International Confederation of Popular Banks, with the participation of 110 Coops from 18 industries in 47 countries. The project was powered and co-branded by leading Coop organisations, namely Siccob (Brazil), DZ Bank (Germany) and Desjardins (Canada). The study was translated into six languages and presented by Dr Fotis Filippopoulos at the International Summit of Cooperatives 2016, in Quebec City and the World Credit Union Conference 2017, in Vienna. The research is included in HEC Montréal's CoopGateway, the world's most extensive digital library on Cooperatives and Mutuals.

In November 2017 he was granted the honorary role of presenting as the "Master of Ceremony" the European Award for Cooperative Innovation - EACI Awards, at the European Parliament in Brussels. The EACI Awards were held as part of the Cogeca International Presidential Business Forum, the leading and recognised by the European Institutions as the main representative body and indeed the spokesman for the entire agricultural and fisheries cooperative sector.

Dr Fotis Filippopoulos is a 2006 alumnus (Blue Book Stagiaire) of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) the European Commission's (EC) science and knowledge service. Today he is an EC advisory consultant on innovation and member of the panel of experts in the strategic dialogue with the EU on the formulation of industrial policy strategy for the European Cultural and Creative Industry (CCI).

He is a visiting professor at the International Hellenic University since 2013 and holds a PhD in Consumer Behaviour from the University of Greenwich. In his 5-year long PhD research, he invented a model that establishes a link between emotion and perception of value, by exploring their dynamics within personal and collective construct systems.

Additionally, he also holds an Executive as well as a Teaching Certification in Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), one of the worlds premier and highly selective programs on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and a nexus connecting innovators and high-achieving diverse talent from around the world to the innovation ecosystem surrounding the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dr Fotis Filippopoulos loves sharing insights through dynamic presentations and talks. He is an internationally sought after speaker with a track record including premier forums and summits around the world, like in Rio De Janeiro (CIBP), Quebec City (ISC), Lucerne (IGT-ICCS), Vienna (WCUC), London (TCL/HQ), Rhodes (MNE) and in iconic venues including the European Parliament in Brussels, the MIT Museum in Boston, the Montabaur Castle in Frankfurt and the Memorial JK in Brasilia.