Felix Dijkstal joined the Brighton office of Technopolis Group as a consultant in 2018. He has a background in innovation studies with an interest in the dynamics of innovation networks and systems, and topics such as brokerage, university-industry collaboration, and cross-sectoral linkages. He is trained in a range of methods including statistical analysis, econometrics, network analysis, and bibliometrics and has successfully applied data science, survey analysis, literature reviews, interviews and case studies in his assignments.
Since joining Technopolis Felix has worked on a range of impact assessments, programme evaluations, and data-driven projects in the field of science, technology, and innovation policy. He has experience in applying data science techniques for the purposes of data collection and processing as well as producing visualisations on assignments such as the 2019 Economic Outlook for England’s 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships, the collection of KPIs for the BEIS Energy Innovation Portfolio, and the evaluation of UKRI’s Fund for International Collaboration. He has also contributed to several studies in the field of digital technology and computing such as technology reports on drones, big data and IoT in a study on industry 4.0 for the African Development Bank, an impact assessment of the EuroHPC institutionalised partnership for DG RTD, and a beneficiary outcome survey for the STFC Hartree supercomputing Centre.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, he briefly worked as a translator for a college in the US and interned at a small investment firm in Luxembourg. Felix obtained his undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences from University College Maastricht. He also holds a double master’s degree in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT as well as a master’s in Strategic Innovation Management from the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) of the University of Sussex. Felix is fluent in Dutch and English, has good knowledge of French and basic knowledge of German.