Dr Leandro Sepulveda is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Middlesex University. He has more than twenty years’ experience on research specialising in issues concerning enterprise and socioeconomic development. His work has been commissioned/funded by public agencies including the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Office for Civil Society (OCS), the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), as well as non-profit organisations (e.g. Youth Business International) and the European Commission. He is currently leading on a H2020-MSCA-RISE project funded by the European Commission which comprises a consortium of nineteen universities from across Europe and Latin America.