• CEO and CoCreator
  • Big Innovation Centre

Professor Birgitte Andersen (PhD Economics) is CEO of Big Innovation Centre (co-founder with Will Hutton in 2011) - a London based open innovation hub of global companies, world-class universities and public agents to re-balance and grow the global economy.

Birgitte is an international expert in business innovation, IP governance and the intangible economy.  During the internet boom, Birgitte launched and ran (2000 to 2010) probably London’s biggest interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes on E-Commerce and Business Innovation at University of London (Birkbeck College), where she holds the title Professor of Economics and Management of Innovation. She has led several pan EU programmes on markets for IP and intangible assets and has advised economists and policy makers of national governments in and beyond Europe including OECD, UN and WIPO; and large firms.

Birgitte serves as an expert defence witness in the UK courts on matters of IP use on the Internet. She was the Rapporteur for the EU Commission representing the EU Expert Group on Knowledge Transfer and Open Innovation, and currently sits on the EU Expert Advisory Panel for Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenge: Europe in a Changing World – Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies. With Big Innovation Centre team, she currently leads the Secretariat for two All Party Parliamentary Groups on ‘Artificial Intelligence’ and ‘The 4th Industrial Revolution’.