United Kingdom

Kalle Nielsen

Kalle Nielsen is a consultant at Technopolis Group with nearly a decade of experience with STI policy working in academia, European public administration and consultancy. He is trained in qualitative research methods and has extensive experience conducting literature reviews, case studies and comparative studies, collecting data through desk research, interviews and surveys.

Kalle has been involved in a number of research projects on national research systems and European collaboration and contributed to evaluations and other studies commissioned by national and European public bodies. At the national level, Kalle has conducted studies on more than 20 countries – particularly the UK – on topics such as internationalisation, knowledge transfer, responsible research and innovation, research prioritisation and societal challenges, and infrastructure support. At the European level, Kalle has contributed to an impact assessment of the European Research Council, the evaluation of FP7 Security Research Actions and acted as a rapporteur for the European Commission.

Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Kalle worked as a doctoral researcher and research assistant at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIoIR). His doctoral research focussed on European collaboration between national research funding agencies and he has worked on a variety of other subjects relating to STI policy. He has also been a member of staff in the European Commission (2006-2008), working on issues related to the European Research Area.

Kalle holds a BSc degree in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen, a Master’s degree from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris (SciencesPo) and a PhD degree from the University of Manchester. Kalle is a Danish national and is fluent in Danish, English and French. He also understands German and has basic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese.