Simcha Jong Kon Chin


Simcha’s research focuses on the themes of innovation for health, technology management, and science commercialisation.

Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies, Business School

Simcha Jong is a part-time Professor at UEF Business School and a member of UEF’s Neuro Science Research Community. Jong’s primary appointment is at Leiden University where he is the Director and Professor of Science Based Business at the Faculty of Science. Simcha has held previous faculty appointments at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, the UCL School of Management, and École Polytechnique. He has a PhD in Social and Political Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, an MPhil in Management Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a BA in Social Science from Utrecht University’s University College. In addition, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Sociology at UC Berkeley.

Simcha currently leads an ERC Consolidator project on the organisation of international R&D consortia, and he has been the recipient of funding from major UK funding bodies such as Innovate UK, ESRC, NESTA, NIHR, Wellcome Trust, and BIS, as well as various industry partners for projects in the field of healthcare innovation.

Simcha’s research has been published in leading international scientific and management journals, including Nature Biotechnology, Research Policy, Journal of Management Studies, Technovation, and Industrial and Corporate Change.