Stoyan Tanev, PhD, MSc, MEng, MA, is Associate Professor of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management associated with the Technology Innovation Management (TIM) Program, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON, Canada. Before re-joining Carleton University, Dr. Tanev was part of the Innovation and Design Engineering Section, Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, Denmark.
Dr. Tanev has a multidisciplinary background including MSc in Physics (Sofia University, Bulgaria), PhD in Physics (1995, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France, co-awarded by Sofia University, Bulgaria), MEng in Technology Management (2005, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada), MA in Orthodox Theology (2009, University of Sherbrooke, Montreal Campus, QC, Canada) and PhD in Theology (2012, Sofia University, Bulgaria). He started his professional career as Assistant Professor of Physics in the Institute of Applied Physics at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. After an one-year post-doctoral study in the University of Quebec at Hull, QC, Canada, in 1997 Dr. Tanev joined the Ottawa high-tech industry and worked as research scientist, design engineer and customer support manager for two local start-ups. Between 2003 and 2006 he worked as Program Manager at Vitesse Re-Skilling Canada, a not-for-profit organization focusing on designing and organizing interdisciplinary science and technology knowledge sharing forums for highly qualified professionals. He returned to the Academia in 2006 as a faculty member of the TIM program at Carleton University. Since 2009 Dr. Tanev has been appointed as Associate Professor in the Department of Technology and Innovation at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. From 2009 to 2014 he was part of the Integrative Innovation Management Unit – a research group (now Center) operating on the interface of engineering, marketing and innovation management. Since 2014 Dr. Tanev focused on building a new Technology Entrepreneurship and Business Development specialization which is now offered as part of the Product Development and Innovation Program – an interdisciplinary MSc in Engineering program offered jointly by the Departments of Technology and Innovation and Marketing Management.
Dr. Stoyan Tanev’s current research interests are in the fields of technology entrepreneurship and innovation management, design principles and growth modes of global technology start-ups, business analytics and data/text mining. He has also an interest in interdisciplinary epistemological issues on the interface of philosophy of religion, Orthodox theology and the natural and social sciences.