Belgium

Julien Chicot

Julien Chicot has developed expertise in research and innovation policy analysis and evaluation. He supports evidence-based policymaking especially in the fields of impact-oriented policy and demand-driven innovation. He has good command of data collection and analysis methods, including interviews, surveys, case studies, literature review and descriptive statistics.  

Recently, Julien was deeply involved in two projects for the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) on mission-oriented research and innovation policy aimed at supporting the preparation of Horizon Europe. He also managed an evaluation of the Database on the legal protection of databases for DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology.  

Julien is author of several research papers which focus on the use of public procurement to stimulate innovation, as well as the role of citizens in the definition of the vision for mission-oriented policies.  

Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Julien worked for the Joint Institute for Innovation Policy, where he coordinated large teams of technology and policy experts for the delivery of high-quality advisory services to the European Commission. Previously, he contributed, as a Policy Analyst at OECD, to the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Outlook, a flagship publication analysing trends in STI policies over the past two years.  

Julien holds Master’s degrees in Political Sciences (Institute of Political Studies of Rennes), and International Law (Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas), as well as a PhD in economics from Univ. Grenoble Alpes. A native French speaker, he is fluent in English, proficient in Italian, and has basic knowledge of Dutch and Japanese.