Dr. Lina Sonne is the Innovation Policy Fellow at Gateway House. Lina was previously with Okapi, where she has built a research and consulting portfolio on innovation and entrepreneurship and undertaken projects in multiple South Asian countries across a number of sectors. Prior to Okapi, Lina co-led research at Intellecap, Mumbai, on entrepreneurship and development. She has also been a faculty member at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, where she was part of a core team, setting up an MA course in Development. She holds a PhD in economics of innovation from UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University, the Netherlands, with which she continues to be affiliated.
Mumbai and Buenos Aires are cities with a shared history of trading, business and entrepreneurship. The parallels are becoming more apparent now, with Buenos Aires expanding the ecosystem of support for business in innovative ways
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