Manchester Institute of Innovation Research to welcome EU-SPRI funded research visitor

Welcome to Marcos Antón Tejón starting his circulation visit at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research.


Marcos Antón Tejón will be joining us for 3 months from 15 September 2022 until 22 December 2022 to carry out a research visit, supervised by Mabel Sanchez Barrioluengo. The circulation visit is funded by the European Forum for Studies of Policies for Research and Innovation (EU-SPRI) Network.

Marcos is a PhD candidate at the Economics and Business Administration department of the University of Malaga. His research interest include regional innovation ecosystem, science and technology parks, innovation policies, patents and geography of innovation.

His dissertation aims at assessing the effectiveness of Science and Technology Parks as an innovation and regional development policy tool.

For the next three months he will carry on the second part of his dissertation whose purpose is to estimate the heterogeneous park effect on the quality of tenants patents by firms and Science and Technology Parks characteristics.

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research hosts visiting researchers from EU-SPRI member organisations under the early career and PhD researcher mobility programme, which is part of the development of the European Training Platform. It addresses the objective of offering a European pathway to Early Career and PhD researchers in the area of science and innovation policy studies.

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