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Sandra Schillo (She/He/They)

Schillo, Sandra
Associate Professor
B.Sc./M.Sc. (Diplom) (Karlsruhe), Ph.D. (Kiel)
DMS 6113
613-562-5800 x 4925
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Sandra Schillo focuses her research on improved methodologies relating to the measurement of innovation, entrepreneurship and their impact.

Dr. Schillo has research and professional experience in the areas of science and technology, research and innovation management and entrepreneurship. Her professional work experience includes work completed for Industry Canada and many science based departments and agencies of the Canadian federal government.

Dr. Schillo completed her doctoral studies at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, University of Kiel, Germany. She obtained her Masters' degree in Engineering Management from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, majoring in corporate strategy and specializing in innovation management and technology transfer.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Schillo, R.S. and Ebrahimi, H.P. 2021. Gender dimensions of digitalisation: a comparison of Venture Capital backed start-ups across fields. Technology Analysis and Strategic Management.
  • Ebrahimi, H.P., Schillo, R.S. and Bronson, K. 2021. Systematic Stakeholder Inclusion in Digital Agriculture: A Framework and Application to Canada. Sustainability, 13(12): 6879.
  • Persaud, A., Schillo, R.S. and Wang, S. 2021. Assessing industry differences in marketing innovation using multi-level modeling. Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing.
  • Alhassan, E. **, Schillo, R.S., Lemay, M.A. ** and Pries, F. 2019. Research Outputs as Vehicles of Knowledge Exchange in a Quintuple Helix Context: The Case of Biofuels Research Outputs . Journal of the Knowledge Economy.
  • McPhee, C., Schillo, R.S., Earl, L. and Kinder, J.S. 2018. Editorial: Inclusive Innovation in Developed Countries . Technology Innovation Management Review, 8(2): 3-6.
  • Schillo, R.S. 2018. Research-based Spin-Offs as Agents in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem. Journal of Technology Transfer.
  • Schillo, R.S. and Robinson, R.M. 2017. Inclusive Innovation – A Framework for Developed Countries. Technology Innovation Management Review, 7(7): 34-46.
  • Aidis, R. and Schillo, R.S. 2017. Gender, Leadership and Venture Capital: Measuring women’s leadership in VC firm portfolios. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 9(2): 110-135.
  • Schillo, R.S. and Isabelle, D. 2017. Linking Advanced Biofuel Policies with Stakeholder Interests - A method building on Quality Function Deployment. Energy Policy, 100(January): 126-137.
  • Persaud, A. and Schillo, R.S. 2017. Purchasing organic products: role of social context and consumer innovativeness. Marketing Intelligence and Planning, 35(1): 130-146.
  • Schillo, R.S. and Kinder, J.S. 2017. Delivering on societal impacts through open innovation: a framework for government laboratories. Journal of Technology Transfer, 42: 977-996.
  • Pries, F., Talebi, A.**, Schillo, R.S. and Lemay, M.A. **. 2016. Risks affecting the biofuels industry: A US and Canadian company perspective. Energy Policy, 97(October): 93-101.
  • Schillo, R.S., Persaud, A. and Jin, M. **. 2016. Entrepreneurial readiness in the context of national institutional environments. Small Business Economics, 46(4): 619-637.

Chapters in Books

  • Schillo, R.S. Entrepreneurial Orientation and Company Performance: Can the Academic Literature Guide Managers? . In McPhee, C.. Most Popular Articles: Best of TIM Review. Ottawa, ON, Canada: Talent First Network (Carleton University), 2016.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Schillo, R.S. and Ebrahimi, H.P. 2017. "Options for Metrics of S&T Collaboration", Report prepared for the Federal S&T Secretariat, Canada.
  • Aidis, R., Schillo, R.S. and Brand, S. 2016. "Developing uniform measurements for women's leadership in venture capital fund portfolios", Report Submitted to the Kauffman Foundation.

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2021-2023 PIC Supercluster Food Convergence and Integrity Canada R G Co-I $ 2,600,000
2021-2022 eCampus Ontario Weaving Indigenous perspectives and educational approaches into an online entrepreneurship course R F PI $ 75,000
2020-2021 MITACS Food Convergence and Integrity Canada; partners: PIC Supercluster, Bivizio, CTAQ R O PI $ 240,000
2020-2021 MITACS Small and Medium Enterprises in a Covid19 context: Ecosystem business intelligence for increased resilience; partner: Bivizio R G PI $ 45,000
2020-2021 SSHRC - Knowledge Synthesis Grant Living Within the Earth’s Carrying Capacity: What are the knowledge gaps for evaluating the social impacts and effectiveness of "Living Labs" focused on environmental and agricultural sustainability? R C Co-I $ 50,000
2018-2023 SSHRC Partnership Grant Partnership for the Organization of Innovation and New Technologies (4POINT0) R C Co-I $ 2,499,723
2017-2021 SSHRC Insight Grant Assessing the Readiness of Canadian Small- and Medium- Sized Enterprises to Leverage Big Data Analytics R C Co-I $ 119,000
2017-2018 SSHRC – Synthesis Grant Big Data Analytics: Accelerating Innovation and Value Creation R C Co-I $ 25,000
2017 Kauffman Foundation Measuring Women's Leadership in Venture Capital Fund Portfolios R F Co-PI $ 91,800
2017 Agriculture and AGRI-Food Canada Options for S&T collaboration metrics R G PI $ 11,500
2017 SSHRC - Knowledge Synthesis Grant Big Data Analytics (BDA): Accelerating Innovation and Value Creation R C Co-PI $ 25,000
2016-2018 SSHRC Insight Development Grant New innovation indicators - integrating survey methodology with web-based data analytics R C PI $ 67,050
2016 Kauffman Foundation Measuring Women's Leadership in Venture Capital Fund Portfolios R F Co-I $ 27,000
2013-2015 Telfer-Sprott Research Fund Applying QFD to Science, Technology and Innovation Policy R I Co-PI $ 10,000
2012-2015 BioFuelNet Canada Knowledge translation - Positioning biofuel R&D for enhanced use in policy, regulation, practice and commercialization (with Prof. Pries, U Guelph) R C Co-PI $ 75,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

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