Igor Mayer (1965) is Professor of Applied Games, Innovation & Society at NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands (www.nhtv.nl). This professorship is affiliated to the Academy for Digital Entertainment (ADE), which counts the Game Academy among its departments. His main research area, Playful Organisations & Learning Systems, concerns the development, use and evaluation of gaming simulations and serious games for policy analysis, decision-making, management and organisation. Over the years, he has initiated, managed and participated in a great many gaming-related research and development projects with and for companies, public organisations and research institutes. One recent highlight has been the MSP Challenge 2050 (www.mspchallenge.info), with EU-funded projects in the North Sea, Baltic and Celtic regions. He has organised and moderated numerous serious-game sessions for students and professionals around the world. He publishes his research in a range of international peer-reviewed journals (www.researchgate.net/profile/Igor_Mayer) and has supervised six completed doctoral theses.

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