Dr Valérie Mérindol



Administrateur, ISK Consulting SA

Affiliated consultant - Innovation, Creativity and Governance expert



  • Science management (administration, program manager, bid response manager)
  • Science management (principal investigator)
  • Management of multidisciplinary research teams
  • Research supervision for multidisciplinary projets
  • CxO coaching


  • Innovation theory and R&D Management
  • Creativity Management
  • Strategic management of knowledge
  • Industrial economics; Industrial organization; System integration
  • Management of technology; Management of complex programs
  • Business intelligence
  • Prospective and Foresight
  • Scientometrics, Infometrics


  • 2014: Habilitationschrift, HDR (management)
  • 2008: Doctorate (political science)
  • Sports
    • Karate (3rd dan), Kobudo
    • Kick boxing


  • French (mother tongue)
  • English (full prof. proficiency)
  • Spanish (basic level)


  • 2017+, Administrateur and Owner, ISK CONSULTING SA,
  • 2014+, (Full) Professor, PARIS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, (PSB)
    and co-head of the newPIC chair (new Practices for Innovation and Creativity)


  • 2015-2016, Délégué Scientifique, HCERES
  • 2012-2014, Associate Professor, PSB (ex ESGMS)
  • 2012-2014, Visiting scholar, OST
  • 2011-2017, Affiliated consultant, OBIZCO SARL
  • 2009-2011, Affiliated consultant, OPEN SOLUTIONS SA/NV
  • 2009-2012, Senior consultant and Head of thematic research topic 'Innovation and territories',
    Observatoire des Sciences et des Techniques (GIP OST), Paris
  • 2003-2008, Deputy director, Research center of the French Air Force, and
    Head of the research team in Management science
  • 1998-2002, Researcher, Observatoire économique de la Défense,
    Directorate for Financial Affairs (SGA/DAF), French Ministry of Defense


  • Aerospace industry (civilian and military)
  • Defense and Security (industry, programs, budgets)
  • Global firms (cosmetics, kitchen appliances, banks and financial sector)
  • Innovation platforms, makerspaces, coworking spaces, etc.
  • Technology transfer offices (in France and in European comparisons)


  • L-M-D levels
  • Executive education


Achievements as of DEC 31-2017
  • Scientific articles and books:
    • AA articles published in peer-reviewed journals;
    • BB articles in edited books;
    • CC book and DD guest editorships for CNRS-ranked peer-reviewed journals
  • Conferences:
    • XX communications to academic conferences in Europe and abroad,
    • XX communications to professional conferences,
    • XX invited conferences
  • Research projects:
    • YY contracts as "principal invetigator"
    • ZZ contributions to "research contracts"




Valerie Merindol


Contact details

  •   vm (at) iskconsulting.net
  •  @VMerindol
  •   +33-0-617 09 06 43 (FRA)
  •   www.merindol.net   (academic)
  •   www.newPIC.fr (newPIC chair)
  •   ORCID=0000-0001-9818-5784