Marc J Ventresca joined the University of Oxford in 2004, at Said Business School and Wolfson College. His research and teaching focus on innovation, institutions and infrastructure in complex strategic contexts. His research investigates processes of institutional politics, innovation, and governance in new markets and in knowledge –intensive industries (financial markets, higher education, public services, and ecosystem services) – and in climate change adaptation policy and ‘new economy’ platforms and keywords. He has a long profile of engagement with entrepreneurial activity at Oxford, both teaching and building capacity for sciences entrepreneurship. He works closely with ‘systems change’ initiatives in the UK and Canada. He is Academic Lead for ‘Ideas to Impact’ (I2I) initiative, a collaboration with the Oxford Sciences Division in support of science enterprise and innovation. He is Research Lead for the EY Beacon Oxford collaboration on corporate purpose and transformation. He has held advisory roles with units at the World Economic Forum, Global Hubs, Global Thinkers Forum, Banff Centre initiative on ‘hacking inequality in Canadian economy’, and Participatory City. Marc earned degrees in politics and political philosophy and in economic sociology at Stanford University. He was on faculty previously at Northwestern University, the Naval Postgraduate School, the University of Illinois and the University of California, and with teaching commitments at Copenhagen Business School, President’s Institute of Economics (Moscow) and Mediterranean School of Business (Tunis).