Steffen Conn is the Operations Director of the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM), a network of researchers, industrialists, consultants and public bodies who share an interest in innovation management. Steffen has been a key figure in ISPIM's development and membership growth in the last seven years and he is actively involved in the organisation of the Society's events, membership activities and services.
His work includes the management of the ISPIM Scientific Panel of 110 innovation experts, and is the driver of the ISPIM-Wiley Innovation PhD Award and Special Interest Groups, and the development of the ISPIM PhD Community. Steffen has edited more than 20 special journal issues and books on innovation and is a member of the EU Open Innovation Strategy and Policy group (OISPG). Steffen holds a Doctor of Science (distinction) from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland.