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I am the DBA (Doctor of Business Administration) Director in the Faculty of Business and Law. I am also a Reader (Associate Professor) in Innovation & Technology Management and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My work is published in some of the top journals of Innovation Management and Engineering Management fields. I have over 30 journal articles and conference proceedings in Innovation Management, Science & Technology Analysis and Text Intelligence areas. Please click here for the details of publications.

I received various awards such as the Best Paper Award from the University of Portsmouth in 2018, the Brad Hosler Award for Outstanding Paper in 2015 from PICMET and the Doctoral Researcher Award in 2014 from ABTA. I also received the Collaborative Team Award in the Student Experience Excellence Awards in 2019.

I worked as a consultant and principal investigator in collaborative research projects with private and public organisations in various innovation management, product development and text intelligence-related areas where I have raised over £600,000.

Research Interests

I am interested in areas where machine learning and innovation management fields merge together to provide innovation & technology intelligence. I have expertise in text intelligence, social network analysis and machine learning using patents, publications and social media data. Please see below for the full spectrum of my research interests:

  • Text intelligence and machine learning for science, technology and innovation
  • Systems of innovation and policymaking
  • Innovation network analysis
  • Technological forecasting and foresight
  • Examination of emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies


I am currently a Reader of Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Portsmouth. Previously, I worked as an Assistant Professor at the Engineering Management Department, Bahcesehir University, Turkey. I have a PhD degree in Innovation Management area from Aberystwyth University, UK. I have adjunct roles at the Higher School of Economics, Russia and Bahcesehir University, Turkey. I am on a university-wide research cluster for Artificial Intelligence & its Practical Applications (AIPA). I am a member of the Academic Council as a representative of the BaL Faculty.

Teaching Responsibilities

I have a successful record of teaching in a number of areas such as Innovation Management, Strategic Management and Research Methods. I currently coordinate MSc modules for Innovation Management and Research Methods. I have teaching experience in other areas such as Marketing, Project Management and Organizational Behaviour.

Media Availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research and am aware of the needs to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly on either sercan.ozcan@port.ac.uk or 02392844189.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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