Sarkar, Soumodip

Alentejo Science & Technology Park, Portugal

Professor Sarkar holds a Masters and Ph.D. in Economics from Northeastern University, Boston, USA, Prof. Sarkar’s is a full professor at the University of Évora, Portugal, and a researcher at CEFAGE-UE.

Prof. Sarkar’s research interests encompass innovation, more especially in relation to AI, entrepreneurship, and sustainability. His scholarly work, has been published in many high-impact journals, including California Management Review, R & D Management and Strategic Management Journal, among others.

Prof. Sarkar was included in the University of Stanford’s “World’s Top 2% Scientists list” in 2023. His authorship of four books on entrepreneurship and innovation, particularly “EntreSutra” published by Bloomsbury in 2019, marks him as a thought leader in these domains. His academic leadership extends to his involvement in accreditation bodies, including the Lithuanian Science Council and the Portuguese University Evaluation Commission (A3ES).

In his current role as the Executive President of the Alentejo Science & Technology Park (PACT) since 2018, Prof. Sarkar has been pivotal in creating an innovation-driven environment and promoting investment in the region.  An atrium in the technology park in Évora PACT, has been named after him in 2022, in honour of his leadership in developing an entrepreneurial ecosystem, coupled with his scientific achievements.

Speaking in
IASP 2024
Breakout 4: Distributed global manufacturing and shared value creation