Letizia Mortara is a Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and a Senior Fellow at Churchill College, Cambridge. She is also an Associate Editor for the R&D Management journal, a Theme Editor for R&D Today, a Visiting Scholar at the University of Bologna in Italy and Visiting Professor at Sogang University (South Korea). Since 2017, she is Head of the R&D Management Conference, leading the strategic direction of the conference, aiming to reflect the needs of those engaged in both R&D and innovation management research and practice. In 2018 she was elected Senior Fellow at Newnham College.
Her specific research interests include Technology intelligence (i.e. the activity set-up in order to keep abreast with the latest developments in technology) and Open Innovation. She is currently studying the advent of Digital Fabrication technologies in manufacturing (e.g. 3D Printing) and their implications for business.
Letizia has worked within the Centre for Technology Management at the Institute for Manufacturing since 2005. Prior to this, she gained her first degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Bologna in Italy. After spending three years working as a process/product manager in the chemical industry, she moved to the UK where she gained her PhD in processing and process scale-up of advanced ceramic materials at Cranfield University.