Elena Bou has developed her professional career in the field of management consulting in both private and public companies, in Spain and internationally, which gave her the opportunity to manage and develop a number of European multinational projects involving a high degree of complexity and stakeholders, and the creation of two spin-offs. Elena has been a member of the faculty of ESADE Business School in the department of Operations and Innovation Management since 1998, and is the former Executive Director of the Master of Operations and Services. She is founder, former director and research head of GRACO Research Group at ESADE Business School. Elena is also a researcher of knowledge and innovation management, and author of several professional and academic publications in the fields of knowledge management, collaborative innovation and entrepreneurship. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Management Learning, an international journal publishing original research and review articles on learning and knowing in management and organisations. Since January 2011, she has been the Innovation Director of KIC InnoEnergy. Elena holds a PhD in Management Sciences from ESADE-URL (Doctor Europeus) and has a degree in Business Administration and Management and an MBA from ESADE Business School.