Dr Lucien von Schomberg PhD, MA, BA, CMBE, UEFA-A

Lecturer in Creativity & Innovation

Dr. Lucien von Schomberg is Lecturer in Creativity and Innovation at the University of Greenwich (UK). In addition, he conducts research for several EU Horizon 2020 and Interreg projects related to responsible innovation and circular entrepreneurship. He is also editorial member of academic journals Philosophy of Management (UK) and NOvation: Critical Studies of Innovation (Canada).

In 2015, Lucien graduated with distinction in philosophy from the KU Leuven (Belgium). He specialized in continental philosophy with notable interest in existential phenomenology and traditional metaphysics. This led to a PhD project in the field of responsible innovation at Wageningen University (Netherlands). The results of this project are published in his doctoral dissertation, entitled "Raising the Sail of Innovation". In 2019, Lucien went on research visits to Arizona State University (United States) and the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (Canada). In 2020, he worked as an international research consultant for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to explore the challenges of interdisciplinarity. Since 2017, Lucien has been teaching on topics related to philosophy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. He is currently taking acting courses at the London City Academy to incorporate drama-based techniques in his teaching practices.

In addition to his academic career, Lucien is an UEFA-Advanced licensed football coach and scientist with more than ten years of international coaching experience. He has previously worked for several professional football clubs, including AFC Ajax, KRC Genk, and Oud-Heverlee Leuven.

Lucien enjoys a multicultural background and is fluent in Dutch, English, Spanish, and French.

Responsibilities within the university

Research

  • Research on Responsible Innovation (RI)
  • Research on Circular Entrepreneurship (CE)
  • Research on creativity and innovation in football and education

Teaching

  • Business Ethics (Module Leader)
  • Innovation in Action
  • Innovation in Competitive Environments
  • Fundamentals in Entrepreneurship
  • Business Creation
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Future Paths

Additional

  • School Lead for Scholarship Excellence in Business Education (SEBE)
  • Personal tutor

Recognition

Editorial Experience

  • Guest editor for Journal of Responsible Innovation (United States), Special Issue: “Critique in, of, and for Responsible Innovation”
  • Guest editor for NOvation: Critical Studies of Innovation (Canada), Special Issue: “Responsible Innovation in the Midst of an Innovation Crisis” (ongoing)
  • Editorial member of Philosophy of Management (UK)

Reviewer for Journals

  • Cell
  • The Learning Organization
  • Philosophy & Technology
  • Philosophy of Management

Reviewer for Conferences/Events

  • Learning and Teaching Festival (2021, 2022)
  • SHIFT conference (2021)

Member of Conference Organizing Committee

  • Philosophy of Management Conference (2022)
  • Learning and Teaching Festival (2022)

Acquired Funding

  • NUSC funding (UoG): “The game plan of successful football academies: The case of KRC Genk” (GBP 2.5k, 2022)
  • Impact Development Fund (UoG): “InnoValley” project with Charlton Athletic Football Club (GBP 2.5k, 2022)
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC): Research Consultant (CAD 18k, 2020)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Research visit to Arizona State University (USD 1k, 2019)
  • Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS): Educational Training (EUR 3.5k, 2017)

Consultancy

  • International research consultant for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Coaching

  • Holder of UEFA-Advanced Coaching License, awarded by the official governing body of European football
  • 10+ certified qualifications in coaching professional football
  • 10+ years of coaching experience, including for professional football clubs AFC Ajax, KRC Genk, and Oud-Heverlee Leuven

External Examination

  • University of East London, University Campus of Football Business (2022-2025)

Research / Scholarly interests

Lucien’s research interests revolve around the philosophy of innovation. In his work he expresses a conceptual critique to the techno-economic ideology inherent in the way innovation is commonly understood. He also proposes a vision of responsible innovation which actualizes the human capacity for speech and action, inspires radical novelty, and empowers the public sphere.

Lucien also conducts research for FACET, an EU funded project aimed at increasing adoption of circular solutions in the tourism sector by supporting entrepreneurs in shifting from linear to circular.

Moreover, Lucien is involved in several internal research projects on football, collaborating with football clubs Charlton Athletic and KRC Genk.

Finally, drawing on his extensive coaching and teaching experience, Lucien is currently developing a framework of creativity and self-leadership. While some of his core ideas have successfully been implemented in the professional football industry, he is now exploring their further expansion into learning and teaching.

Recent publications


    Books

  • Von Schomberg, L. (2022). Raising the Sail of Innovation: Philosophical Explorations on Responsible Innovation. Wageningen University. https://doi.org/10.18174/560519.


    Editorial Articles

  • Von Schomberg, L.(2022). Responsible Innovation in the Midst of an Innovation Crisis. In NOvation: Critical Studies of Innovation.

    Scientific Reports

  • Von Schomberg, L. & Godin, B. (2021). Towards a Critical Assessment of Interdisciplinarity. In SSHRC Strategic Plan.

    Conference Items

  • Von Schomberg, L. The Existential Responsibility of Being Creative (August 16, 2022). Presented at Philosophy of Sport Conference. Penn State University, United States.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Towards a Framework of Personal Tutoring: What can we learn from Professional Football? (June 23, 2022). Presented at Learning & Teaching Festival. London, United Kingdom.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Towards a Vision of Creativity in Professional Football Academies (June 8, 2022). Presented at ISPIM Innovation Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • De Vita, K. & Von Schomberg, L. Co-Creating the Future of Football (June 7, 2022). Presented at ISPIM Innovation Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Von Schomberg, L. It Takes Two to Tango: Towards a Political Concept of Responsible Innovation (September 17, 2021). Presented at NOvation Forum. Montreal, Canada.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Raising the Sail of Innovation: Philosophical Explorations on Responsible Innovation (September 3, 2021). Presented at Framing Innovation in a Networked World: Interdisciplinary Workshop. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Laying the Foundation for a Political Concept of Innovation (July 29, 2021). Presented at the Society of Philosophy and Technology Conference (SPT). Lille, France.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Toward a Political Concept of Innovation in EU Policy (January 22, 2021). Presented at Volt Meets Experts. Brussels, Belgium.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Towards a Techno-Political Concept of Innovation (November 5, 2020). Presented at Philosophy of Human-Technology Relations Conference (PHTR). Twente, the Netherlands.
  • Von Schomberg, L. The Conceptual Challenge of Responsible Innovation (August 18, 2020). Presented at European Association for the Study of Science and Technology Conference/Society for Social Studies of Science Conference (EASST4S). Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Towards a Phenomenology of the Quadruple Helix (September 30, 2019). Presented at European Triple Helix Congress on Responsible Innovation and Entrepreneurship (ETHAC). Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Towards a Philosophy of Innovation (June 27, 2019). Presented Responsible Research & Innovation Workshop. Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Technological Innovation in the Public Sphere (May 24, 2019). Presented at Society of Philosophy and Technology Conference (SPT). Texas, United States.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Technology in the Age of Innovation (June 26, 2018). Presented at Society of New and Emerging Technologies Conference (S.NET). Maastricht, the Netherlands.
  • Von Schomberg, L. The Presupposed Concept of Innovation in Responsible Innovation (March 28, 2018). Presented at 4TU.Ethics Management Meeting. Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Towards a Phenomenology of Innovation (February 2, 2018). Presented at Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenological Philosophy. Groningen, the Netherlands.
  • Von Schomberg, L. The Truth of Innovation (November 21, 2017). Presented at Benoit Godin & the Idea of Innovation Workshop. Wageningen, the Netherlands.
  • Von Schomberg, L. Innovation and the Character of our Age (June 17, 2017). Presented at Society of Philosophy and Technology Conference (SPT). Darmstadt, Germany.