Martin Wain is a consultant at Technopolis Group with over a decade of policy and evaluation experience in economic development and research and innovation. Martin has conducted process and impact evaluations, policy studies and strategic support projects at the local, regional, national, and international levels. Martin is an experienced researcher, trained in various qualitative and quantitative methods such as interviews, focus groups, surveys, network analysis, desk research, literature reviews and case studies. Martin’s particular interests are knowledge exchange and collaboration; intellectual property and standards; organisations and networks as well as research infrastructures.
Martin’s recent and current work encompasses policy, support and co-ordination for science, technology, research and innovation, higher education, economic development and capacity development. He has worked in Europe and Africa, and is experienced with research infrastructures and large research-funding programmes, including the European Framework Programmes.
Prior to joining Technopolis Group, Martin worked as a Senior Analyst supporting the development of regional innovation strategies for Greater Manchester, northern England. Martin holds an MSc in Local and Regional Economic Development from the University of Dundee and is close to submitting his PhD thesis on sub-national innovation governance and networks, supervised by Prof. Jakob Edler, Professor of Innovation Policy and Strategy at AMBS Manchester Institute of Innovation Research and Executive Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. He is a native English speaker, and has a working knowledge of Russian.