Dr. Dimitris Skalkos is currently associate professor in food business management of innovation, at the Laboratory of Food chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Ioannina, Greece. He has been assistant and associate professor at The University of The Aegean, Greece (Department of Food Science & Nutrition), and visiting assistant professor at The University of Toledo (Department of Chemistry), Ohio, USA. Dr. Skalkos career expands beyond academia, for more than 30 years in the business sector on “innovation”, since he has worked as:
1) The founder, and first director of the Business Innovation Center (BIC) of Epirus-Greece,
2) The owner of Synthesis Consulting Ltd,
3) The co-owner of Paskal Herbal extracts S.A. and
4) Has worked as business consultant in more than 20 years with 50 national, and multi-national companies of various sectors of activity, mainly in the food sector.
He has also worked as project manager or scientific director on more than 20 EU funding programs involved with the promotion of innovation, the innovative pilot actions, the establishment of academic spin off companies, the food products development, and the food business management.
His research interests currently focus on the development of all innovative aspects within the food businesses including production, processing, organization, marketing, consumers’ motives and knowledge transfer.