Luis Filipe LAGES is Professor (Catedrático) at Nova SBE, Portugal. He conducted Doctoral Research at Warwick University (UK) and Post-Doctoral Research at MIT (USA) and Stanford University (USA). In recent years, he was a Visiting Scholar in different schools across the globe such as London Business School, Korea University Business School, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, and MIT Sloan School of Management.

He also collaborates with the MIT-Portugal program in the Lisbon MBA in collaboration with MIT Sloan School of Management. Moreover, he teaches the Value Creation Wheel in the MIT Portugal Program (Energy, Transports, Engineering Design and Manufacturing) and is involved in the Coordination of the Innovation Module in Bioengineering Systems.

He has spent more than 20 years studying the practices and drawbacks of hundreds of projects in the fields of Value Creation and Innovation, International Business, Survival and Growth and Tech-Transfer. During this time he has developed the Value Creation Wheel (VCW) and the Lag-User Method that were tested across a wide range of firms, from award winning start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, from leading consultancy firms to worldwide exporters, from lab-projects to smart cities, from governments to not-for-profit organizations. He is on the Advisory Board of Innovation Committees of some of these companies.

His seminars, practical presentations, and consulting advice has been presented to corporate, business, governmental and university audiences in several countries across the globe, including Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, U.K., South Korea and the USA.

His work has been featured in a wide range of national and international media. Very recently, his work on generation of ideas and diffusion of innovation was generously featured in in the three editions (US, Asia, EU) of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ, Jan 2016) as well as WSJ TV. Among others, his views on the importance of a GloCal Vision featured in Time magazine (Set 2012), Gold Magazine, Cypriot TV, and Portuguese National TV.