David Cembrero is an Innovation Associate at Limitless. He holds a Ph.D. in Innovation Management from University of Deusto, an MBA and an MSc in Finance from University of the Basque Country, and completed a Bachelor in Business Administration at San Pablo CEU University. He has worked as a researcher and consultant, advising private and public clients worldwide, on innovation and sustainability topics. His work has been featured in business and academic publications including International Journal of Business Innovation and Research or Harvard Deusto Business Review. He is a member of the Medici Network (an international network of innovation professionals) and SingularityU Global (a global community of forward-thinking individuals).

Impact Assessment: The Innovation Paradigm Shift that is Coming

In the context of business management and economics, innovation has mainly been considered as a source of profit and growth. But innovation can also have a transformative role and recently more and more innovators and entrepreneurs are not only considering the financial returns of their projects, but also the societal impacts that they might bring with them.