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Dr Sercan Ozcan

Reader in Innovation and Technology Management, DBA Course Director

Sercan Ozcan


I am a Senior Lecturer in The Strategy, Enterprise and Innovation Subject Group at the Faculty of Business and Law 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 Best Paper Award from the University of Portsmouth in 2018, Brad Hosler Award for Outstanding Paper in 2015 from PICMET and 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 £300,000.

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
  • Collaborative innovation, open innovation, crowdsourcing and network analysis
  • Technological forecasting and foresight
  • Sustainable innovation


I am currently a Senior Lecturer 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 University of Bath and Bahcesehir University. 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 masters units in 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 or 02392844189.

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