Dr. Marina Ranga is Senior Researcher at the H-STAR Institute, Stanford University. She holds a PhD and MSc in Science and Technology Policy from SPRU, Sussex University, UK, and an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. She joined Stanford as Faculty Research Fellow of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research (2009-2010) and since 2010 is Senior Researcher at the H-STAR Institute. In 2009-2014 she also held several Visiting Professor appointments at the University of Warsaw's School of Management, University of Sussex School of Business and Economics and Stony Brook University, New York.
Dr Ranga’ s research interests include Triple Helix systems, the entrepreneurial university and academic entrepreneurship, national and regional innovation systems, innovation in higher education, as well as the gender dimension in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship.
She authored several articles, book chapters and research reports and guest-edited three journal Special Issues on these topics. She led or contributed to over 30 research and consultancy projects funded by the European Commission, UN, OECD, national and regional governments, totalling over € 1.3 million.
Dr Ranga is also involved in extensive consultancy and advisory work, as member of the UN Economic Commission for Europe’s Team of Specialists in Innovation and Competitiveness Policies (TOS ICP) and the Gender Advisory Board of the UN Commission for Science & Technology for Development. She served in the EC DG Research Horizon 2020 Expert Advisory Group on Spreading Excellence and Widening Participation, and was Vice-Chair of the EC's Marie Curie ECOSOC Evaluation Panel. She is a Scientific Board member of the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN) and of AUTM Scholar Interaction Committee. She also served as Chair of the Membership and Strategy Committee of the Triple Helix Association.