Claudia De Fuentes, Fernando Santiago & Fernando Canto with the I2Hub...

Friday, February 9, 2024

New approaches and methodologies for measuring impact of innovation policy

Fernando Santiago, Fernando Cantu and Claudia De Fuentes will share their insights on new approaches and challenges for the development of performance indicators, and measuring impact of industrial and innovation policies. They will elaborate from their experience related to industrial and innovation policies from a Macro perspective. The discussion will address some new initiatives for the definition of indicators to address the SDGs, with emphasis on impact assessment approaches to inclusive innovation and sustainable development.

About the speakers:

Dr. Claudia De Fuentes: 

An Associate Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Sobey School of Business at Saint Mary's University. Her research experience includes innovation in firms, systems of innovation, the creation and use of knowledge in a globalized economy, innovation in global value chains, new forms of academia–industry collaboration, and science, technology and innovation policy. She has collaborated with several research groups to work on projects financed by SSHRC (Canada), CONACYT (Mexico), the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS), the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), the Foro Consultivo Científico y Tecnológico (FCCT) in Mexico, and for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

 Dr. Fernando Santiago

An Industrial Policy Office, Capacity Development and Industrial Policy Advice, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). Fernando Santiago is an Industrial Policy Officer at the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation in Vienna. He specializes in the provision of industrial policy advisory services, and capacity development activities on industrial policy and innovation policy in developing countries. Fernando serves as the UNIDO's focal point on topics related to science, technology innovation (STI), including for the UN Inter-Agency Task Team on STI for the Sustainable Development Goals (IATT). He is also member of the Scientific Board of the LALICS network (Latin American Network for the study of Learning Systems, Innovation and Skills Construction), and a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the intergovernmental Commission on Science and Technology for Sustainable Development in the South (COMSATS). Before joining UNIDO, Fernando's professional experience included research, teaching, public sector programming and private consulting services obtained in Mexico and Canada. His research combines qualitative and quantitative methods and has been published in high-quality journals, including Research Policy, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, or Science and Public Policy. Areas of expertise include fundamental research, STI policy, industrial policy, and organizational learning. Fernando has mentored young scholars and researchers, early career professional and taught undergraduate courses in international economics and development. 

 Fernando Cantu Bazaluda   

The Chief Statistician of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), where he is in charge of delivering UNIDO’s international mandate on producing and dissemination global industrial statistics, including SDG 9 indicators. Before his current position, he worked as a statistician and economist at different United Nations agencies, other international organizations, and academia. His professional interests include official statistics, predictive analytics, composite indicators, and metrics of performance, applied to manufacturing and other areas of sustainable development. He holds a PhD in Econometrics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland

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