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Leid Zejnilovic

Leid Zejnilović is an Assistant Professor at Nova School of Business and Economics at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, where he teaches in master, MBA, and executive programs. He is the chairman of Data Science for Social Good Foundation, co-founder of Orka (, and he volunteers as the Research and Operations Officer of Patient Innovation, a non-profit platform and social network.

Huiyan Zhang

I am a Ph.D. candidate in technological change and entrepreneurship from Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University, an interdisciplinary academic program co-hosted with Catolica Lisbon School of Business and Economics. My research inquiry concentrates on economics of innovation with a focus on firm innovation strategy in emerging economy. I’m particularly interested in what incentivizes (or impedes) firms to make influential innovation, how do firms strategically transform their (patented) inventions into competitive advantage, as well as the policy and social-welfare implications of firm innovation strategy.