Bruno Pereira


College of Business, Government and Law

place Bedford Park (2.07)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia


I am Dr Bruno Pereira, a lecturer and researcher in innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry transformation. I have an extensive background in supporting new tech companies and developing and supporting educational and industry engagement through innovative programs and L&T activities.

My research themes and interests relate to Absorptive capacity for innovation, Open innovation and collaborations, Emerging technologies, Industry transformation 4.0/5.0, Entrepreneurship and innovative firms.

I am passionate about new technologies and digital transformations, including existing and promising innovations such as AI, Machine learning, Deep Learning, Digital twins, Quantum computing, IoT, Big Data, Innovation management platforms and others. Primary, understanding how diverse organisations, including start-ups, can better absorb or create innovations towards value creation through economic, sustainable and social impact.


Doctor of Philosophy at Griffith University, Australia (2018 - 2022)
Research Topic: Innovation in the Context of Aviation: Industry Collaboration and Value Creation with Start-ups. Key Subjects: innovation; technology; aviation; start-ups; value creation.

Doctoral degree in Business Administration at University of Brasilia, Brazil (2017 - 2021)
Research Topic: From Absorptive Capacity (ACAP) to the Creation of Innovation: a Study on New technology-based firms (NEBTs) and Start-ups. Key Subjects: absorptive capacity; innovation; new technology-based firms; start-ups; alliances; technology diversification.

Master’s degree in Business Administration at Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil (2014 - 2015)
Research Topic: Characterisation of Innovation in Business Models: Applications in Air Transport. Key Subjects: innovation; business model; air transport; airlines.

MBA in Strategic Business Management at Anhanguera-Uniderp University, Brazil (2011 – 2012)
Topic: Implementation of CERNE Model in the Management of Business Incubators. Key Subjects: innovation; business incubator; technologies; start-ups; entrepreneurship.

Bachelor’s (Honours) in Business Administration at Faculdade Anhanguera de Anápolis (FAA), Brazil (2007 - 2011)
Dissertation Topic: Innovation and Organisational Culture.

Key responsibilities
  • Lecturing
  • Research
  • Innovation management
  • Industry engagement
  • Publishing
Teaching interests

My interests are innovation, entrepreneurship, and industry transformation.

Topic coordinator
BUSN2026 Entrepreneurship and Small Business