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SLStephane Lhuillery is full professor of industrial economics and innovation, and hold the NEOMA Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy.

He graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure in Cachan, has a PhD in Industrial Economics (Paris Nord University), and is authorised to supervise research (HDR from Paris Dauphine University).

Formerly Associate Professor at Paris Nord University (1998-2004), he joined Dominique Foray's Chair of Economics and Innovation Management at EPFL (Lausanne) before becoming professor at ICN Business School (2011-2017).

His main research interests are in knowledge creation and dissemination. He first studied how firms organize to absorb and disseminate knowledge. He then examined the co-factors driving the successful, lasting innovation: governance practices, R&D department structure, organizational slack, and complementary assets such as marketing. He has also worked in specific technological fields, such as Biotech, Nanotech, Med-tech and Green-Tech. Finally, the analysis and assessment of innovation policies are central to his work. These different fields of expertise have led him to serve regularly on national or international committees (France Strategies, HCERES, MESRI, INSEE; OECD, WIPO, European Commission).

His writings have appeared in the leading academic journals in his field, such as Research Policy, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Industry and Innovation among others.

He is member of the scientific board of the journal M@n@gement.

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MARYLINE THENOT (Associate Professor, NEOMA BS)

MTMaryline THENOT is Professor at NEOMA Business School. She holds a PhD in Management Sciences and a diploma in Law and Strategy. She has many years of experience as a Consultant in a firm as well as in international corporations. Her fields of research focus on Institutional Change Cooperative Models, Governance and Industrial Strategy such as Large Agricultural Cooperative Groups.

She is member of the Chair of Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA Business School, a member of the Scientific Review Committee for the French Society of Rural Economies and the African Society of Management. She is the author of academic articles, books and international studies on Cooperatives and Bioeconomy.

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NSNathalie SPIELMANN is Associate Professor of Marketing at NEOMA Business School in France. She holds a Masters of Science from HEC Montréal and a PhD in Marketing from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal (Canada).

Dr. Spielmann has published widely in international peer-reviewed publications on topics related to Marketing Strategy, Consumer Behaviour, Advertising, Wine, and Country of Origin Products. She currently serves as an Editorial Review Board Member for the International Journal of Wine Business Research and the Journal of Consumer Marketing.

Dr. Spielmann has acted as the director of the Wine. Place. Value Research Centre at NEOMA BS. She currently works with the City of Reims in the aim of developing coherent and strategic marketing offers in the experiential marketing and tourism sectors. Additionally, she is regularly invited to present her research at professional wine and tourism events (e.g., wine exhibitions, technical conferences, seminars) in France and abroad, helping winemakers, wine managers and tourism managers better understand the value of their products. She is also co-owner of a champagne wine bar located in the vineyards just outside of Reims.

Dr. Spielmann teaches the undergraduate level Introduction to Marketing and Luxury Marketing modules, as well as the graduate level Media Strategy, Wine Marketing, and Territorial Marketing courses at NEOMA Business School

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NICOLAS BEFORT (Assistant professor, NEOMA BS)

NBNicolas received his PhD in Economic Sciences from University of Reims Champagne Ardenne. Nicolas’s research investigates emergence and structure of a bio-economy. Nicolas worked with Nova-Institut (Hürth, Germany) which is specialized in bio-economy and supports the European Commission on economic and techno-economic studies for the transition towards the use of bio sourced materials.

He also participated in the “CO2-Dissolved” project related to a post-doctoral contract with the Economic Laboratory of Orléans.

Nicolas is professor in the Economics, Culture and International Affairs Department (Campus Reims), he is a member of the Industry Bio-Economy Chair, he is in charge of the academic development of the Chair.

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SAMIH ATMANE (Post-doctoral researcher, NEOMA BS)

NBSamih Atmane is a researcher of the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy in NEOMA BS. He has a PhD in economic sciences from the University of Paris XIII Sorbonne Paris Cité. His research focuses on Open Innovation and its implications in terms of intellectual property and public policy. Samih has been involved in many research projects related to collaborative innovation and ST&I policy evaluation. More specifically, he published a research report for the Ministry of Research and Innovation on the impact of public-private cooperation in R&D.

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MMManuel E.Morales is a research engineer at the Chair of Industrial Bioeconomy in NEOMA BS. PhD student in economic sciences at the University of Clermont Auvergne, he also holds a graduate degree on Sustainable development education from the same university. His research interests are in the field of circular economy, environmental economics, industrial ecology and sustainability, applying multi-layer modelling, network analysis and system dynamics as a methodology to simulate future desirable scenarios. Manuel has a great experience has a researcher, a professor and a regional consultant in Latin America carrying strategic development projects and innovation within socially responsible companies, as well as the detection of business opportunities and promotion of industrial symbiosis projects in ecosystems with a transversal and systemic approach.

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Martina Ayoub is a doctoral student in NEOMA Business School and University of Grenoble Alpes. Her work focuses on the role of open innovation in shaping bioeconomy. She has a MSc in Environmental and Natural Resources Economics from Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) and a BSc in economics and political science from Cairo University, Egypt. During her time in Toulouse, she taught macro-economic classes as a teacher assistant to first year students at TSE. In addition to her academic studies, she worked as research intern in CSTB on risks and uncertainty theories in the energy sector. Her work there entailed collecting data on the carbon tax and energy prices, implementing Monte Carlo simulation and cost optimization models on Python. This is an extension of her close involvement as an intern working on a solid waste management project in Egypt in collaboration with the Egyptian Ministry of environment, where she had to conduct interviews with different stakeholders, helped in policy drafting.


The doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship offers are closed for 2018-19.




Pierre-Alain Schieb was the first Head of the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy in NEOMA BS. He graduated from the IEP of Aix-en-Provence. Before becoming Head of the Chair, he was project manager at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) where he worked on the relationship between biotechnology and Bioeconomy. He became consultant for Backcasting SAS and took part in the direction of BioResp Forum aiming at structuring the debate on Bioeconomy in France. He participated in the publication of two book: Bioraffinerie 2030 : une question d’avenir (2014, L’Harmattan) et Compétitivité et soutenabilité de la bioéconomie à l’horizon 2050 (L’Harmattan, 2016)


Honorine Katir has a PhD in economic sciences from de University Panthéon Assas. She participated as a research engineer to coordinate the activities of the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy from January 2013 and January 2017. In this context, she contributed to the collective publication Bioraffinerie 2030: une question d’avenir (2014, L’Harmattan) and published several articles related to the promotion of local ecosystem of Bioeconomy. She then joined the University of Reims Champagne Ardenne where she is in charge of the development of the AEBB centre.



Robin Godard was a research engineer of the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA BS. He took part in project management and coordinated market research on the value of vegetable in cosmetics, in partnership with AgroParisTech’s Chair of Industrial Agro-biotechnology. Meanwhile, he co-founded the biotechnology startup Neweaver which focused on the industrial production of bio-based active ingredients for the biomedical and cosmetics market.



After a first experience in the industry field, he got a Masters’ degree at the French Institute of Petrolum before integrating the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy in NEOMA BS in order to work on Bioeconomy issues. He then became an engineer for a major energy group.



Valentine Claudon was a research engineer in the chair of Industrial Bioeconomy NEOMA at BS. She was in charge of a project of development opportunities in collaboration with LRD. She then became development manager for Luzerne Recherche Développement (LRD).



Barbara Clément-Larosière was a research engineer in the Chair of Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA BS. She took part in the market research on the value of vegetal in cosmetics. Now, she is an engineer in Research and Development within food processing industry and doctor in Engineer Sciences at Ecole Centrale Paris, specialised in biotechnologies and particularly in the use related to microalgae.


Anne-Sophie Moroni was a research engineer in the Chair of Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA BS. She took part in the market study on the value of vegetal in cosmetics. Former NEOMA BS student, she then got a Master specialised in Technology and Management.