Dr Edgar Brea
Edgar Brea
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
  • PhD, Innovation Management (The University of Queensland)
  • Master of Technology and Innovation Management (The University of Queensland)
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering (Universidad Metropolitana, Venezuela)
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Edgar has significant experience in the design, development and implementation of information technologies, as well as expertise in organisational, sectoral and technology assessments on the impact of innovation at the industry level, and identification of commercial and corporate growth opportunities at the firm level. He is investigating the dynamics of business model innovation and change in technology-intensive firms using exploratory data mining techniques.

Research interests

Business model innovation
Evolution, change and development of business models in established firms. Design and emergence of novel business models in new firms.
Exploratory data analysis in innovation and strategy research
Implementation of data mining techniques, analytics and machine learning algorithms in empirical research on innovation processes, innovation management and outcomes associated with corporate strategies.
Technology and innovation management
Technology adoption and diffusion at the firm and industry levels. Technology and research commercialisation. Economics of innovation. Innovation process. Innovation strategies.



2013 – CSIRO Postgraduate Scholarship (CSIRO)
2012 - Dean’s Commendation of High Achievement (The University of Queensland)
2012 - Latin American Professional Internship Scholarship (The University of Queensland)

Major research grants

Title Agency Year Amount
Assessing the potential technological and economic impact of large-scale deployment of robotic technologies to various sectors of the Australian economy Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 2017–2018 $110,000