Serdar Temiz is a Ph.D. Candidate at Entrepreneurship and Innovation Division of Industrial Economics and Management Department of KTH, Royal Institute of Technology and part of European Institute of Innovation and Technologies Doctoral program on ICT Innovation (eitictlabs.eu). His research focuses on value creation with Open Data from the perspective of Open Innovation and also in relation to entrepreneurship, virtual / mobile platforms and 3D environments. He is interested in everything at intersection of business and technology.
He is teaching / training/ consulting topics that are related to entrepreneurship, innovation and technology at universities and companies.
He is Chairman of Open Knowledge Sweden and also Open Knowledge Foundation’s official representative as an Ambassador in Sweden. Open Knowledge Foundation is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.
He is founder of social entrepreneurship company, ScienceBacker where the company support researchers and people who are interested to research to commercialize their ideas and raise funding for their research.
He has participated in the Nordic Virtual Worlds Network (NVWN), a USD 1 million international project investigating innovation and entrepreneurship through virtual worlds and the 3D internet ( www.nordicworlds.net) co-financed by the Nordic Innovation Center, between 2010-2012 where he has been partly responsible for the concept development of the Virtual Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center and the project website. He was elected as member of Steering Committee Nordic Virtual World Network Project for term 2012-2013.
Serdar has three master degrees from Sweden: Master of Science in Industrial Management (with MBA program) and Economics, Master of Science in ICT- Entrepreneurship & M.A in Communication for Development and one B.S in Electronics and Communication from Istanbul Technical University.
Serdar has several years of experience as a technical assistant, software developer, telecom software engineer, system analyst, business developer, trainer and consultant.