Prof Jakob Edler - personal details
Role: Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy
Tel: 0161 275-0919
Harold Hankins Building-9.08
Manchester Business School
The University of Manchester
Jakob is Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy and since 2010 Executive Director at the MBS Manchester Institute of Innovation Research. He joined MBS and MIoIR in January 2007 after having been Head of Department for Innovation Systems and Policy at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research. He was awarded his PhD in political science by the University of Mannheim (with distinction) having previously completed two separate Masters degrees at the University of Mannheim and Dartmouth College, US (Business Administration/Management and Political Science/Economic History). During his PhD he had an internship at the European Commission, DG Research, Brussels.
Jakob has led numerous projects, the biggest ones currently are a large study on innovation procurement (UNDERPINN) funded by ESRC/NESTA/TSB/BIS and a study to develop a COmpon the Compendium on the Effectiveness of innovation policy for NESTA. Jakob also regularly advises the EU, OECD and a range of governments through contract research, expert group involvement, invited presentations and organised seminars and workshops.