Dr. Darius Mahdjoubi
The new renaissance

The New Renaissance

The European Renaissance started around 600 years ago in Europe and it changed the face of the World. There are two main questions: 1) When will be the next major transformation comparable with the Renaissance of 600 years ago? 2) What could be the distinct features of the next major transformation, here called New Renaissance? Evidences indicate a major transformation actually happening, NOW! The changes that we are facing (including the wide applications of the Internet) may be a prelude to the New Renaissance.

Dr. Darius Mahdjoubi is a Research Associate at the Innovation, Creativity and Capital (IC2) Institute of UT-Austin and an Adjunct Professor at the MBA Entrepreneurship program of St. Edward's University in Austin, and School of Entrepreneurship of Tehran University. He was also the Visiting Professor at the Art and Technology Institute (ATEC) of UT-Dallas. He has taught part-time at two universities in Portugal. In 2005 he was an advisor to the Innovation School in Norway to set up a new Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He studies, teaches and provides consulting services on Action Business Planning, Business Ideation, Innovation Commercialization and Regional Systems of Innovation. Darius has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He conducted his interdisciplinary dissertation, titled Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, under the mentorship of the late Dr. George Kozmetsky.