Erika van der Linden
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Erika van der Linden is a research analyst at Technopolis Group, based in Amsterdam. She has a strong quantitative background in modelling societal challenges. Her focus areas are green economy, technology and innovation in emerging markets. Erika’s core skills are data analysis, system dynamics analysis, and econometrics.
Currently, Erika is working on a project for the VLAIO, the Flamish agency for innovation and entrepreneurship, to research the way innovation collaboration projects between universities and companies. A second project is for the RVO, the Dutch agency for entrepreneurship, to research the research on the Knowledge and Innovation Agenda for security. Also, she is a PhD candidate at Radboud University in Nijmegen, where she focuses on challenge-driven innovation such as innovation for the SDGs.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Erika studied at Delft University of Technology, Leiden University and Università di Bologna; respectively a BSc and Msc in Engineering and Policy Analysis, a BSc in Sustainability, and an exchange semester in Resource Economics. She interned at ING Bank, and worked at Delft University of Technology as a researcher of metal markets and at Nationale Nederlanden as a Financial Analyst. She was a manager of startup Green Tickets (focus on sustainable travelling), and worked at startup Disdrometrics (focus on supporting farmers in emerging markets to optimize their harvests). Erika is fluent in Dutch and English.