Felix Dijkstal is a consultant who recently joined the Brighton office of Technopolis Group. He has a background in innovation studies with a particular interest in the dynamics of innovation networks and systems with a focus on topics such as brokerage, university-industry collaboration and cross-sectoral linkages. He is trained in a range of methods including statistical analysis, econometrics, data science and bibliometrics and has successfully applied network analysis, qualitative comparative analysis as well as case studies and literature reviews. His first postgraduate thesis focused on innovation in the creative economy and his second thesis analysed brokerage in the Horizon 2020 innovation network and was awarded the Geoff Oldham Prize for Excellent Dissertation.
Since joining Technopolis Group, Felix has worked on an Economic Outlook for England’s 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, applying data science techniques for the purposes of data processing, the calculation of indicators and data mapping and visualisation. He has also contributed to projects for UK Research & Innovation, the European Space Agency, the African Development Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. 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.