About 6CP - Steering Committee Members
Wolfgang Polt (Austria)
Wolfgang Polt is head of the Vienna office of the Institute of Technology and Regional Policy (InTeReg) of Joanneum Research Ltd. (since 2000). He is also lecturer for Industrial Economics and Technology Policy at the University of Economics and Business Administration in Vienna. He previously worked as a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Technology Studies of the Austrian Research Centre Seibersdorf. He was also a full time consultant for the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the OECD in Paris. He has carried out innovation research and evaluation studies both on national and international level. He has been carrying out evaluation projects for the European Commission, and for governments and public bodies in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Finland and Japan. He is a founding member of the Austrian 'Platform for Research and Technology evaluation'.Fields of expertise:
Danielle Raspoet (Belgium)
Danielle Raspoet is head of the secretariat of the Flemish Science Policy Council, the advisory body of the Government and the Parliament of Flanders for Science and Technology Policy.
Torsti Loikkanen (Finland)
Torsti Loikkanen is Customer Manager at VTT Technical Research of Finland. His research activities consist of industrial innovation, technology and innovation policy, technology foresight and assessment, and techno-economic analysis of sustainable development. His recent research relates to the challenges posed by globalization to national and European innovation policies, to the integration of industrial innovation and sustainable development, and to foresight of future energy technologies. He has participated in several national and international working groups on technology and innovation policy and sustainable development. He is a member of the Management Committee of the European Techno-Economic Policy Support (ETEPS) network carrying out innovation policy studies for the European Commission. He has also been a member of Executive Committee of The European Science and Technology Observatory (ESTO) of the European Commission and of Steering Committee of the international Environmental Management Accounting Network (EMAN). He has been a visiting scholar at TNO Centre for Technology and Policy Studies in the Netherlands and in Roskilde University in Denmark.Fields of expertise:
Steffen Kinkel (Germany)
Steffen Kinkel is head of the competence centre Industry and Service Innovations at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe. In 2003, he obtained a doctorate in business administration from Stuttgart University. His thesis was on "Dynamic Location Assessment and Strategic Location Controlling". Aside from research at Fraunhofer ISI, he lectures at Hohenheim University. The main focus of his research is international production and strategic controlling. Several of his numerous publications examine production offshoring, outsourcing, R&D offshoring and backsourcing activities as well as new methods for strategic location assessment of companies. He also focuses his research on strategic evaluation of innovative business and organisational models, holistic innovation management and measurement as well as ex-post and ex-ante evaluations of political measures and research programmes in production and service areas.
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Jos Leyten (The Netherlands)
Dr. Jos Leijten is head of the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy (JIIP), a joint initiative from the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), VTT (Finland) and Joanneum Research (Austria). From 2005 until 2008 he was managing director of the Innovation Policy group at TNO. Until 2005, he was research director of TNO-Strategy, Technology an Policy (STB). In 2000-2001 he was a visiting scientist at the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies of the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission in Seville. He studied geography and urban and regional planning at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (1975) and received his PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam for a thesis on technology assessment and technology policy (1991). He built and headed the ICT policy research group at TNO and was acting director of TNO-STB from 1995 to 1996. For most of his career he worked in a highly multidisciplinary research environment. He advised and published on technology assessment and foresight; on economic, social and public policy issues in telecommunications and the media; on political and policy-making processes in the information society, on trends in R&D and the management of R&D-institutions. He is a member of the steering committee of the "6 Countries Programme", elected president of the European Techno-Economic Policy Support (ETEPS) network and an active member of several other innovation policy related networks. Recently he was asked to become a member of an expert group on the future of key actors in the European Research Area.Fields of expertise:
Lennart Elg (Sweden)
Lennart Elg is an analyst at the Strategy Development Division of the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems (VINNOVA). He is also member of the Swedish delegation to the OECD/CSTP and the Swedish representative in the OECD/CSTP/TIP group.Fields of expertise:
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