Dr. Can Huang is Professor, Head of Department of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy and Co-Director of Institute for Intellectual Property Management at School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He is a member of the Chinese expert group of the U.S.-China Innovation Dialogue under the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, a member of advisory board of Research Center for Technological Innovation, Tsinghua University, CIPRUN Intellectual Property Management Research Center, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and the Asia Pacific Innovation Conference. He is also a member of the editorial advisory boards of Science and Public Policy, NTUT Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Management, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, International Journal of Innovation Studies, Science and Management (Ke Xue Yu Guan Li), and UNESCO Science Report (2015 Edition).
Earlier from 2007 to 2013 he was a Research Fellow and subsequently a Senior Research Fellow at United Nations University-MERIT, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Management from the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal, an M.S. in Engineering and a B.A. in Economics from Renmin University of China, Beijing, China. He was a visiting research fellow at the Technology Policy and Assessment Center, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, the United States in 2006. After studying and working in Europe and the United States for 11 years, he returned to China to join Zhejiang University in September 2013.
Prof. Can Huang’s research interests include innovation management, intellectual property right and science and technology policy. From 2007 to 2015, Prof. Can Huang, as principal investigator or co-principal investigator, has undertaken research projects funded by the European Commission, the OECD, the UK Intellectual Property Office, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the State Intellectual Property Office of China. The topics include science, technology and innovation performance of China; intellectual property rights and returns to technology investment; employment and innovation; and nanotechnology R&D. Among these, the ObservatoryNano project funded by the European 7th Framework Program had a budget of four million Euros. He obtained research funding of 194,740 Euros for his work on that project.
Prof. Can Huang has been active in international collaboration while disseminating his research results. During the period of 2007–2015, he (co-)organized five international academic conferences and he has been invited to give more than 30 guest lectures or workshop presentations in governmental agencies such as the European Parliament, the Delegation of the European Union to China, the State Intellectual Property Office of China and universities in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, and so on. In addition, he has attended more than 30 international academic conferences.