The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Darius Mahdjoubi
tandofellow@tando.org
Expertise
bridging knowledge and innovation
Bio

Dr. Darius Mahdjoubi is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Entrepreneurship of the University of Tehran and at the Industrial Management Institute in Iran. A mechanical engineer by education, he became active in the different stages of setting up new factories, from design to startup. This experience led him to become interested in the nature of technology and how technology creates change at the same time as it undergoes change. He completed an interdisciplinary Ph.D. on Knowledge and Innovation under the supervision of Dr. George Kozmetsky at UT Austin in 2004. His research work includes “Organizing Design Capabilities in Developing Countries” (Tehran, 1985), “The Mapping of Innovation” (Toronto, 1997), and “Action Business Planning” (at the IC² Institute, 2009). His most recent research focuses on the New Renaissance and integrative thinking and methodology. Dr. Darius Mahdjoubi is a Research Associate at the Innovation, Creativity and Capital (IC2) Institute of UT-Austin and an Adjunct Professor at the MBA Entrepreneurship program of St. Edward’s University in Austin, and School of Entrepreneurship of Tehran University. He was also the Visiting Professor at the Art and Technology Institute (ATEC) of UT-Dallas. He has taught part-time at two universities in Portugal. In 2005 he was an advisor to the Innovation School in Norway to set up a new Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He studies, teaches and provides consulting services on Action Business Planning, Business Ideation, Innovation Commercialization and Regional Systems of Innovation. Darius has an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He conducted his interdisciplinary dissertation, titled Knowledge, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, under the mentorship of the late Dr. George Kozmetsky.

All Fellows
Mohan Nair
Steven T. Walsh
Nathan “Nth” Bar-Fields
Sahil Gupta
T.W. Kang
David Wimberly
Russell Kalmacoff
Ruzanna Tarverdyan
Finn Kydland
Manuel Heitor
Paul M. Joyal
Keenan D. Grenell
John Sibley Butler (1989)
Art Markman (2005)
John N. Doggett (1989)
Ning Zhang
Deog-Seong Oh
Sten Thore (1983) *Fellow Emeritus
Tim Raines
Nikhil Agarwal
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