Dr. Christien Enzing joined Technopolis BV, Amsterdam in 2009 as senior consultant. Her research and consultancy covers the whole research and innovation policy chain: from ex-ante assessment and programme design and monitoring to ex-post evaluation. She performed evaluations of European and national RTI programmes and of national research centres. She has a specific interest in the so-called ‘key enabling technologies’ (nanotechnology, new materials, bio-process-technology), their application in industrial sectors (agro-food, biobased economy/chemical industry/energy) and their impact on economy and society. Recent projects are the evaluation of the European Framework programmes Nanotech, New Materials and Production Technologies, Energy (Bioenergy), Research Infrastructure, Science in Society and Food Quality and Safety, of the Dutch Technopartner programme and Innovation Program Food & Nutrition and the Flemish Industrial Research Funds and Entrepreneurial Education Initaitives. She leads the evaluation work package of PACITA (FP7 project on Technology Assessment). Evaluations of research institutes include the Flemish VITO and three Czech research centres (natural sciences, advanced technologies, materials). She was head of the Secretariat of the Dutch Committee Social Dialogue Nanotechnology (2009-2011). Also she did studies on the risks of GM-algae and the economic position of Europe in the field of micro-algae (2009-2011).
Before joining Technopolis, she worked at the universities of Groningen and Utrecht (1982-1985) and at TNO Strategy, Technology and Policy (1985-2004) and TNO Innovation Policy Group (2005-2009). She is Doctorandus in chemistry (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, 1981) and has a PhD in Innovation Management (Wageningen University, 2009).
Christien is fluent in both Dutch and English, and has a fair understanding of German and French.