Jiayun Shen holds a Bachelor of Engineer in Building Technology from Tongji University in China, a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Utility and Environmental Engineering from West Saxon University of Applied Science of Zwickau in Germany, and a Master of Science in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Building in Technical University of Munich in Germany. She joined the Chair Management of Network Industries, in the College of Management of Technology at EPFL in 2016 as a PhD Candidate. Currently, she is working on the topic of “smart city”, specifically on the coordination of innovation ecosystem in metropolitan area. Her main areas of interests are Urban Governance, Triple Helix Model, and Innovation Management.