Amila Pilav-Velić, PhD, is Vice Dean for scientific research and projects and full professor at University of Sarajevo, School of Economics and Business. She completed  PostDoc research at Freie Universität Berlin, Chair for Innovation Management. Her main areas of expertise are Innovation ecosystems, digital and energy transition. She is founder and general manager of the biggest regional conference on innovation– Sarajevo Innovation Summit. As pioneer of Innovation in her country she has participated in many relevant projects including consultancy in the field. Also, she has considerable knowledge and extensive experience in EU funding programs and projects. She is head of Center of Excellence for Policy research and evaluation. Amila is founder of the first University incubator in the country.