Dr. Monika Petraite is a Full Professor and Principal Researcher of the Research Group Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the School of Economics and Business at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania. She is also a Visiting Scholar at UCL, SSEES, with the focus on technology upgrading, firms strategies and innovation management in catching up and also peripheral regions of Europe, and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar to SJSU, California, and many other places. She is a Director of Global R&D research Centre Central Eastern Europe, and is a founder and a leader of Open Innovation Research cluster between Kaunas Universities, with the focus on the health innovation within cross-disciplinary domains. She is a founding member of International Association of Knowledge Management, member of ISPIM, EURAM, Knowledge Economy Forum Lithuania. She is also an international advisory board member at Sheffield Hallam University Business School, elected member of Senatus International School of Management (Lithuania). She promotes innovation and organizational development via research, public business consulting practices and training, and is also a mentor and an inspirational speaker to promote innovation leadership and entrepreneurship via TEDx talks, Leadership forums, and other platforms.