Fiona Merkl is an analyst in the German office of Technopolis Group in Frankfurt. She is experienced in a range of methods such as case studies, interviews, desk research, literature review as well as quantitative data analysis and visualisation.
Fiona has developed an expertise in (international) public policy evaluation with a recent interest in science, research and innovation policy. Currently, she focuses on the international cooperation of companies and research institutions by working on the monitoring activities of the internationalisation of leading-edge clusters, forward-looking projects and comparable networks for the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and supporting the data gathering on the participation of Switzerland and Israel to Horizon 2020 for the European Commission.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Fiona worked as a student assistant at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and the Free University of Berlin supporting academic research and teaching. She has also completed a Blue Book traineeship at the EU Commission where she analysed evaluations regarding rural development.
Fiona obtained her Bachelor’s degree in European Studies from Maastricht University. During the Bachelor’s programme she spent an exchange semester at Sciences Po in Paris. She obtained her Master’s degree in International Relations in the joint degree programme of Free University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin and University of Potsdam. Fiona is fluent in German and English and has advanced knowledge of French and Dutch