Contact Dr Orsolya Ihasz


Prior to her research, she spent 12 years in entrepreneurship education at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and worked as a policy advocate with the Department for International Development, the EU DG Youth, and the UN, to promote youth-participation within policy. She believes that access to healthcare and knowledge is a basic human right and (responsible) innovation is a great vehicle to support this call. 

Current activities

Orsolya Ihasz is a lecturer in entrepreneurship and a Fellow at the Foundation for Science and Technology.  Her research interest focuses on (responsible) innovation management and social impact measurement especially in public health. She acts as programme lead to Ideas to Innovation (i2i) aimed at the researchers and early-career researcher community across discipline to support entrepreneurial ventures geared towards finding solutions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She is also an external advisor to the WHO on the scaling digitally enabled health interventions for tackling NCDs globally. 


Conference Papers

  • Ihasz O & Adams RJ (2020) Listen to our voice (forthcoming). In: British Academy of Management Conference**: BAM2020 Conference In The Cloud, Online, 2-4 September 2020.
  • Ihasz O, Vyakarnam S & Adams RJ (2020) The role of social systems in the diffusion of externally-developed social innovations into low resource markets (forthcoming). In: British Academy of Management Conference: BAM2020 Conference In The Cloud, Virtual, 2-4 September 2020.
  • Ihasz O, Adams R & Vyakarnam S. (2019) Social system relations in the diffusion of social innovation into low resource markets.. In: R&D Management Conference 2019, Paris, 17-21 June 2019.
  • Adams RJ, Barrington D, Collins M, Hutchings P, Ihasz O, Kolios A, McAdam E, Moreno M, Parker A, Tyrrel S, Vyakarnam, S & Williams L. (2018) A scoping review of business model configurations for diffusing high-tech innovations at the bottom of the pyramid. In: British Academy of Management (BAM) Annual Conference 2018, University of the West of England, 4-6 September 2018.