René Bohnsack, PhD, is Assistant Professor for Strategy and Innovation and the Director of the Smart City Innovation Lab at CATÓLICA-LISBON. René’s research focuses on business models, international strategy and policy, and behaviour change for smart city technologies. Before joining CATÓLICA-LISBON René was Assistant Professor at the University of Amsterdam Business School, he was adjunct faculty at the University of St. Gallen where he taught in the executive programme and he has been adjunct faculty in the Global Executive MBA programme at Alliance Manchester Business School. Also, René is the founder and director of the Smart City Innovation Lab (www.smartcityinnovationlab.com), a multi-disciplinary research team working on cutting edge smart city knowledge related to digital transformation in smart cities. He has founded several companies and is coordinator, work package leader and consultant respectively in several major European research projects that focus on smart cities. René has published his research in the top international innovation journals (Research Policy, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, etc.), presented his research at numerous national and international conferences and institutions, received the 3rd price for the best innovation management paper 2013, the Best Paper Award in Sustainable Entrepreneurship in 2016, and won the Science Park New Idea Competition in 2011. He earned his doctorate from the University of Amsterdam and holds an MLitt in International Business from the University of St. Andrews, School of Management, Scotland.