Diogo Machado

Head of the Data Science Unit

Oficina: Technopolis Group
Correo electrónico: diogo.machado@technopolis-group.com

Diogo Machado is the Group’s Lead for data science at Technopolis. He has over a decade of working experience spanning policy consulting, think tanks and academia. As a policy consultant, Diogo led the quantitative strands of multiple evaluations for clients such as InnovateUK, EPSRC or ESRC in the UK, Norway’s RCN, or the European Commission and Parliament. He also consulted for the Global Science Forum as a bibliometrics expert of the Steering Group on «Effective policies to foster transformative/high-risk research».

As a policy advisor, Diogo worked for the Brussels-based think tank Bruegel and was a public official at the OECD’s Science and Technology Policy division. He advised governments in science funding, science-industry knowledge transfer, entrepreneurship and regional development. Examples of projects include coordinating the project «Broadening Innovation Policy: New Insights for Regions and Cities» with the European Commission and benchmark analysis of multiple programmes, including «Le Programme d’investissements d’avenir» (PIA) and the German «Research for Sustainable Development Framework Programme» (FONA). Diogo has experience applying large-scale econometrics and data science methods and translating results for policymakers. In addition to data science, he has written for general and policy audiences, having authored policy contributions at Bruegel, OECD and the World Economic Forum.

Diogo developed data science and econometric methods to study science and technology funding and international scientific collaboration. Part of these contributions occurred as a fellow at the Science of Science Chair of KU Leuven and as a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an awardee of the Fulbright-Schuman Fellowship for work of relevance for the US-EU transatlantic agenda, and he received multiple scientific grants, such as from FCT and the Center for the Governance of Change. Prior work experience includes scientific research at the Economics Department of INSEAD and being a visiting researcher at the University of Toronto, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He completed his undergraduate studies in Economics at the University of Lisbon (Portugal) and graduate studies in Economics and Management at Nova SBE (Portugal) and Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). He is fluent in English and Portuguese and has a working knowledge of French.

Diogo Machadoha escrito artículos.