After completing my PhD in Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh, I started working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Fraunhofer Center with a focus on the geography of innovation. Currently, I am working as postdoc researcher at the University of Leipzig, where I coordinate the project "Cultural Education in Rural Areas" (MetaKLuB) funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). I have been leading several other research projects that had been also funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, including collaborative research (with the TUHH, Hamburg) on the role of frugal innovation, a new sustainable form of innovation deriving from India. I’ve further been conducting research on innovation management for employability in Tunisia and on innovation in the life sciences. Since autumn 2018, I am leading a project on innovation policy addressing the water-food-energy nexus in Egypt. Due to my passion for progress in the international humanities and social sciences and my strong interest in the geography of sustainable innovation in the MENA region, I am delighted to be a member of AGYA. I envision collaborative transdisciplinary projects on the entrepreneurial university and knowledge transfer in the MENA region, particularly Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, and Oman.