Kyriaki Papageorgiou

Marie Curie Fellow
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Kyriaki Papageorgiou is a Marie Curie fellow at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, Norwegian University for Science and Technology (NTNU), and a Visiting Associate Researcher at UCLA. She has a PhD in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Irvine and works at the intersection of anthropology, science and technology studies (STS) and innovation management. Her research has looked at the discourses and practices of innovation in tackling big societal challenges, and the emergent role of robots and AI in transforming work and our daily lives. She is currently studying the future of universities and academic work.

Kyriaki has led a collaborative pedagogical and research program on challenge-driven innovation (CBI) with CERN, Esade Business and Law School, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) in Barcelona. She is the co-author of Envisioning the Future of Learning for Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (2022) and author of Labs for Social Innovation (2017). She is the recipient of numerous research grants from agencies such as the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the EU programme for research and innovation (FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe), the Wenner-Gren Foundation, and UNESCO. Kyriaki has worked at the Delegation of the EU in Egypt and served as an independent expert to the EU Directorate for Research and Innovation and Egypt’s Ministry of Scientific Research.