Dirk Meissner is Deputy Head of the Laboratory for Science and Technology Studies at HSE and Academic Director of the Master Program "Governance of Science, Technology and Innovation". Dr. Meissner has 20 years experience in research and teaching technology and innovation management and policy. He has strong background in science, technology and innovation for policy making and industrial management with special focus on Foresight and roadmapping, science, technology and innovation policies, funding of research and priority setting. Prior to joining the HSE Dirk was responsible for technology and innovation policy at the presidential office of the Swiss Science and Technology Council. Previously he was management consultant for technology and innovation management with Arthur D. Little. He is and was member of international working groups on technology and innovation policy. Dirk represented Switzerland and currently the Russian Federation at the OECD Working Party on Technology and Innovation Policy.
Erkan Erdil studied Political Science and Public Administration at Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara. He received Bachelor of Science degree in 1990. In 1990, he started studying Economics at the same university. He received Master of Science degree in 1994. He further received Ph.D. in 2001 from University of Maastricht. He was appointed as instructor in 1997 and as the vice-chairman of the Department of Economics at METU. He was, then appointed as associate professor in 2005 and professor in 2011. He is also the director of Science and Technology Policies Research Center (METU-TEKPOL) since 2002. He served as National Delegate for 7th Framework Programme, Research Potential and Regions of Knowledge between 2007 and 2013. He is also the board member of GLOBELICS (The global network for the economics of learning, innovation, and competence building systems). He teaches introductory economics, microeconomics, statistics, econometrics, and technology and work organization courses. His main areas of interest are labor economics, economics of technology, applied econometrics, economics of information and uncertainty. He worked in research projects of national and international organizations. He has been author/co-author, and referee of articles in American Economic Review, Applied Economics, Applied Economics Letters, Agricultural Economics, METU Studies in Development and presented papers to various international conferences.
Joanna Chataway is Professor of Science and Technology Policy at SPRU, University of Sussex. She was formerly Director of the Innovation, Health and Science Group at RAND Europe. She has held senior positions and appointments across a range of academic, policy research, consulting and research funding bodies. Joanna has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of research, innovation and technology policy. She has particular expertise in the fields of health innovation and international development and has researched extensively the range of factors that influence the rate and direction of product and process innovation in health. Her research has spanned public and private sectors and she has worked in industrially developed and developing countries. In relation to innovation, she has researched and reported on regulation, standards, public opinion, finance, public/private partnerships, intellectual property rights and institutional and organizational arrangements more broadly. For many years Joanna was a professor at The Open University. Chataway received her Ph.D. from The Open University. She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honors Society and is a visiting senior researcher at the University of Edinburgh. She is named in the Academia.Net database of Outstanding Female Academics. Joanna is currently a member of the BBSRC Bioscience in Society Strategy Panel, Vice President of the Globelics innovation and development network.
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