Ivette Oomens MSc is a consultant at Technopolis Group in Amsterdam. She works on evaluation studies and projects around ICT, regional and sustainable innovation, policy and smart cities. She has experience with desk research, interviews, case studies and workshops.
Before Ivette started working at Technopolis Group, she studied a Bachelor Psychology at the University of Maastricht, in which she gained experience with statistical analysis and research methods, followed by a pre-Master and a Master Innovation Sciences at the Technical University of Eindhoven. Main topics of this study were globalisation and ICT, but also other topics such as knowledge infrastructures, governing innovation and economic policy.
During this Master programme, Ivette has worked as a trainee at the European Commission DG CONNECT in Brussels, with a focus on broadband and the socio-economic benefits of high speed internet. In the final year of her Master – after a semester at Edinburgh Napier University – Ivette was an intern at Technopolis Group in Amsterdam, where she started working after her graduation. Her thesis was on upscaling smart city initiatives, where she used literature on transitions and innovation ecosystems.
Ivette’s native language is Dutch and she is fluent in English.