Halla Thorsteinsdóttir is the Director of Small Globe Inc., a non-profit organisation and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Canada and at Cinvestav, Mexico. She has actively researched health innovation and international cooperation in Canada and in low-and-middle income countries including Brazil, Cuba, China, India, and South Africa. Her current research interest focuses on South-South cooperation, policy coherence and access to medicine and the impacts of university incubators. Halla completed her doctoral studies in Science and Technology Studies at SPRU – Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, and obtained a master’s degree in Development Economics from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, Canada.