Who WE Are

ICIER is a professional network of internationally reputed researchers and consultants engaged in the development of entrepreneurial individuals and organizations through research, consultancy and training in innovation, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial management. It was first initiated as International Consortium for Entrepreneurship Research (ICER) by the Milano-Bicocca University, Italy, in partnership with four prestigious academic institutions from BRIC Countries with the funding support from Fondazione Cariplo, Italy. The partner institutions for the original research project were: Milano-Bicocca University, Italy; Instituto de Economia (UFRJ), Brazil; Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS), Russia; Fudan University, China; and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), India. With a view to bringing in a focus on innovation, subsequently ICER changed its name to ICIER (International Consortium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research).

ICIER provides top-quality Professional Services in Research, Teaching, Training, Consulting, Research Mentoring, Publications, Business-Incubation, International Cultural Exchange and Summer School Programmes, Seminars, Workshops and Conference to Individuals, Small and Medium Enterprises, Corporate Organizations and Academic Institutions. These activities are conducted in collaboration with an international network of individuals, institutions and enterprises, who will be co-opted as associate members under the guidance of the International Advisory Council consisting of the members from Italy, Brazil, Russia, China and India. ICIER and its partner institutions contribute greatly in terms of international research and publications.

ICIER works under the guidance of the International Advisory Council  

International Advisory Council

  • Fabio Corno, Milano-Bicocca University, Italy
  • Renata Lebre La Rovere, Instituto de Economia, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil
  • Elena Pereverzeva, Moscow International Higher Business School (MIRBIS), Russia
  • Youzhen Zhao, Fudan School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • Mathew J. Manimala, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India