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Dr Sercan Ozcan

Reader in Innovation and Technology Management

Associate Head (Research and Innovation)

PhD Supervisor

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I am a Reader (an Associate Professor) of Innovation and Technology Management, as well as the Associate Head of Research and Innovation. My research interests primarily revolve around innovation and technology intelligence, and I have published extensively in top-tier journals in the fields of Innovation, Technology, and Engineering Management. Additionally, I serve as an Editorial Board Member for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Journal.

My work has a particular focus on Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) intelligence, technology foresight, and roadmapping. I also conduct research on policy development and assessment of emerging technologies, such as blockchain, AI, and nanotechnology. To support my research, I employ a variety of research methods, including natural language processing, machine learning, scientometrics, and social media analytics.

My contributions have been recognized through various awards, including the Best Paper Award from the University of Portsmouth in 2018, the Brad Hosler Award for Outstanding Paper in 2015 from PICMET, and the Doctoral Researcher Award in 2014 from ABTA.

I have served as a consultant and principal investigator in numerous collaborative research projects with private and public organizations. Through these projects, I have secured over £600,000 in funding for research related to innovation management, product development, and text intelligence. For more information on my publications and projects, please refer to the following link:


I am currently a Reader of Innovation and Technology Management at the University of Portsmouth. Previously, I worked as an Assistant Professor at the Engineering Management Department, Bahcesehir University, Turkey. I have a PhD degree in Innovation Management area from Aberystwyth University, UK. I have an adjunct role at Bahcesehir University, Turkey. I am on a university-wide research cluster for Artificial Intelligence & its Practical Applications (AIPA).

Research interests

I am interested in areas where machine learning and innovation management fields merge together to provide innovation & technology intelligence. I have expertise in text intelligence, social network analysis and machine learning using patents, publications and social media data. Please see below for the full spectrum of my research interests:

  • Text intelligence and machine learning for science, technology and innovation
  • Systems of innovation and policymaking
  • Innovation network analysis
  • Technological forecasting and foresight
  • Examination of emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Nanotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

Teaching responsibilities

I have a successful record of teaching in a number of areas such as Innovation Management, Strategic Management and Research Methods. I currently coordinate MSc modules for Innovation Management and Research Methods. I have teaching experience in other areas such as Marketing, Project Management and Organizational Behaviour.

Media availability

I am happy to take calls and emails from the media on my research and am aware of the needs to respond to journalists in a timely manner. Please contact me directly on either or 02392844189.