Marco Cuvero, a PhD candidate at the Westminster Business School, has had his research into high-tech start-ups and product innovation published as an article in a highly-regarded engineering management journal. 

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The research, published in the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Journal, examines the effects of knowledge incubators and accelerator programmes of high-tech start-ups on product innovation. He is currently in his third year under the supervision of Dr Maria Granados and Professor Alan Pilkington from the University of Westminster and Dr Richard Evans from Brunel University London. 

Cuvero came from Ecuador in 2015 to study on the University’s Project Management MSc course, after which he achieved further professional qualifications in PRINCE2® and AGILE PM® Foundation and Practitioner. 

Cuvero has also presented three conference papers at renowned international forums, including the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Conference, and the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management. 

Along with his success in the field, Cuvero has also taught within Westminster Business School, acting as a module leader within the areas of project management, online entertainment management and business research methodologies. He has also successfully supervised four postgraduate students on the Project Management MSc and Management MA courses. 

Cuvero said of the achievement: “To the utmost, I have been honoured to be supervised by leading researchers Dr Maria Granados, Professor Alan Pilkington and Dr Richard Evans, who have provided all the support and guidance to improve my research. The support provided at the University was invaluable to attain my first journal article published in the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management Journal.

“I recommend future Research Degree candidates to be part of the University of Westminster doctorate programme, which enables to have active access to supportive supervisors that will help the progression of your future career.” 

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